Reefer Van Network is creating a network of professional reefer carriers. Fill out this form to become a part of our network.
Our recruiter will tell you about how the process works, what documentation you need, type of insurance, and how we can help you join in general.
If your vehicle doesn’t have pre-installed reefer equipment, our specialist will help you choose the right one.
You will need to have all of the necessary equipment installed, so that it aligns with all the requirements of refrigerated transportation.
You will need to buy a vehicle and make sure that it has all of the necessary equipment installed so that it aligns with all of the requirements of refrigerated transportation.
You gather and submit all the necessary documents so we can sign the contract and begin our cooperation.
(This calculation is based on the operators’ real income from RVN loads, and depends on how often the owner accepts loads from RVN.)
Reefer transportation is a highly demanded type of shipping. As you may know, Reefer Van Network is focused on shipping small and medium refrigerated loads. Because this niche is not yet filled and requires skillful truckers, you can be sure that there are plenty of loads every day as many small businesses rely on your help.
In terms of income, reefer trucking provides up to 20% more than regular dry shipping. Plus, add the increasing demand for this service and low competition in this market. Currently, the number of existing loads is way higher than the number of truckers who ship them. From our side, we will guarantee the weekly payment directly to your account.
A reefer is a vehicle with a refrigeration unit that allows temperature sensitive loads to be transported. Refrigerated vehicles transport medication, non-hazmat chemicals, produce, and food, such as: meat, seafood, dairy products, juices, vegetables, fruits, etc.
A vehicle can either be purchased with the preinstalled reefer unit, or you can modify your vehicle. If the vehicle is modified, the type of reefer installation can be “Thermo King,” “Carrier,” or any other trusted reefer unit provider. The vehicle should be no more than ten years old, requiring your vehicle to be a 2012 or newer.
Most of our owner operators choose “Thermo King” installation, as they offer the highest quality installations, and provide a guarantee of their work. Thermo King has branches in every major city. You can find the closest branch by following the link:
Cellphone (888) 887-2202
The cost of modifying a regular truck to a refrigerated truck varies from $20,000 to $30,000, depending on your vehicle and which provider you choose.
A modified truck can pay off in approximately 3-4 months, where a new refrigerated truck pays off in approximately 6-7 months. (This calculation is based on the operators’ real income from RVN loads, and depends on how often the owner accepts loads from RVN.)
|New Reefer||Modified Reefer|
|Average price||Payback||Average price||Payback|
|Large Straight Truck||≈ $70 000||5 months||≈ $25 000||From 2 months|
|Box Truck||≈ $55 000||5-6 months||≈ $20 000||From 2 months|
|Sprinter van||≈ $35 000||3-4 months||≈ $16 000||From 2 months|
Yes, minor changes are required. You should add the coverage “Reefer Breakdown” for $100,000 with a $2,500 deductible. This type of coverage protects temperature-controlled freight from claims caused by the malfunctioning of the reefer unit.
It is also necessary to add such products (commodities):
Food and beverages
Dairy and fresh produce
Frozen meats and seafood
The recommended and the most common temperature range that the reefer unit can set is from -20F to 80F, depending on how low and high temperatures can be maintained inside the truck you are having more opportunities to get well-paid loads. You should purchase a laser (infrared) and pulp thermometer ($20-$30). You also have to attend the orientation held by us and install the temperature data logger provided by us before taking the reefer loads.
On long distance loads if there is no possibility to set a sleeper, we provide extra funding to our operators for a motel.