The Top 5 Qualities to Look for When Purchasing a Refrigerated Truck

The Top 5 Qualities to Look for When Purchasing a Refrigerated Truck

If you are shopping for commercial refrigerated trucks for sale, there are a few things you will want to take into consideration. You don’t want to buy the wrong truck for the wrong price and get into issues with capacity or temperature. Plus, how do you look for the hidden things that might be wrong with the truck? Let’s review the top 5 qualities to look for when purchasing a refrigerated truck.

The Overall Fuel Efficiency

The first thing you want to consider is the overall fuel efficiency of the truck. You don’t want a truck that is going to guzzle gas, especially if you plan on using it for long-distance hauling. Even if the truck is a bit older, as long as it has good fuel efficiency, it’s worth considering.

This can save you money in the long run, even if the price is higher upfront.

The Age and Condition of the Truck

This is huge because you don’t want to buy a truck that is going to have a lot of problems. It’s important to inspect the truck thoroughly before you purchase it. Check for things like rust, dents, and scratches. If you can, take it for a test drive. This will give you a feel for how the truck drives and if there are any issues with it.

The Size of the Truck

The size of the truck is important because you need to make sure it’s big enough for what you plan on using it for. If you are hauling large items, you will need a larger truck. If you are only hauling smaller items, a smaller truck will suffice. You should test the volume of the truck a bit, but you should also test how many items you can fit in the truck.

The Price of the Truck

This is probably the most important thing to consider when purchasing a refrigerated truck. You don’t want to overspend on a truck that isn’t worth it, but you also don’t want to under-budget and end up with a vehicle that does not completely meet your needs. Do your research ahead of time and have a price range in mind before you start shopping. This will help you narrow down your options and find the right truck for the right price.

The Temperature of the Truck

This is important because you need to make sure the truck can maintain the temperature you need it to. If you are transporting perishable items, you will need a truck that can keep the items cold. Test the temperature of the truck before you purchase it to make sure it meets your needs.

Find the Best Commercial Refrigerated Trucks for Sale With C&M Motors!

At C&M Motors, we understand exactly what makes a great truck. Before you look anywhere else, check out the commercial refrigerated trucks for sale with C&M Motors. Get a quote today!

The Cold Facts About Refrigerated Trucks

The Cold Facts About Refrigerated Trucks

Refrigerated trucks are hot commodities that never lose their appeal. Adding a reefer truck to your fleet expands your capabilities and can put you miles ahead of the competition. From fresh food to flowers, a refrigerated truck gives you the freedom and flexibility to deliver quality products to customers who are minutes down the road or many hours away.

Reefer trucks come in a broad range of styles and sizes. You can configure your vehicle to deliver fresh meat, produce, dairy goods, etc. It’s even possible to select a vehicle ideally suited for your typical delivery area. For example, the size and steering characteristics of the 2021 M and L Series provides superior maneuverability. This makes these vehicles perfectly suited for operating as delivery trucks in urban environments. Moreover, the range of body styles, interior racks, and refrigeration units available allow you to customize your refrigerated truck for ease of access, cooling capacity, cargo capacity, and the delivery range best suited for your operations.

The bottom line is that adding a refrigerated truck to your fleet allows you to increase your delivery schedule, expand your service area, and helps ensure that the perishable products you transport won’t be rejected or returned due to spoilage. Thus, adding a refrigerated truck to your fleet generates considerable savings that add up quickly. This makes a new reefer truck a cost-effective investment that will pay for itself. In fact, it is not uncommon for clients to purchase one truck, and then return in the not too distant future to purchase additional refrigerated vehicles as business plans are realized, and operational needs expand.

Finally, don’t forget that CARB compliance looms over the not too distant horizon. Adding a new refrigerated truck to your fleet can give you an edge on the competition. Purchasing a refrigerated truck in the coming months can make your business more efficient and more profitable as the demand for pre-prepared foods, fresh vegetables, fruits, and meats is certain to remain strong.

We’re happy to help you select a refrigerated truck that meets your needs for:

  • Cargo Capacity
  • Cooling Capacity
  • Fuel Efficiency
  • Maintenance Cost
  • Purchase Price

C&M Motors Inc

(800) 736-3443


2020 CARB regulations will be taking many trucks off the road by end of year. Are you ready? We can help!

Commercial Truck Rentals to Handle the Holiday Rush

happy-holidays-commercial-truck-rentals-to-handle-the-holiday-rushThe holidays are a busy time for most companies and the extra deliveries can put a strain on your already busy truck fleet. From food and flower deliveries to gifts and furnishings, the ability to deliver is critical in satisfying the shopper. C&M Motors has your extra transportation needs covered with commercial truck rentals ready to handle your holiday deliveries.

We have box trucks (both dry vans and refrigeration trucks), flat beds, bobtails, and dump bodies. We offer a variety of sizes in light and medium duty truck.

C&M Motors is a member of NationaLease, which offers nationwide service and roadside assistance. In addition to our leasing programs, we also offer short term commercial truck rentals, especially during the holidays to give our customer the extra capacity to deliver their products.

If you need a commercial truck rental this Christmas Holiday or in the future (Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day, Easter, Thanksgiving, etc.), we are here to help. Contact us for more information.

Outstanding Customer Service

At C&M Motors, we take pride in providing the best customer service. We are responsive and attentive to detail and our customers really enjoy working with us. If you have some additional transportation needs this holiday, give us a call. We will work with you to get your products on the road and delivered!


Happy Holidays from

C&M Motors – San Diego’s premiere Hino dealership!

(800) 736-3443

Medium Duty Trucks – Box Trucks, Dry Vans, and Reefer Trucks

medium-duty-trucksTruck classifications are typically based upon the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR). Trucks are classified by the Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), which groups classes 1–3 as light duty, 4–6 as medium duty, and 7–8 as heavy duty.

Medium Duty Trucks

 Medium duty trucks are defined as weighing between 14001–26000 pounds. There are 3 classes of medium duty truck.

  • Class 4 trucks have gross vehicle weight rating ranges from 14001–16000 lbs.
  • Class 5 trucks have gross vehicle weight rating ranges from 16001–19500 lbs.
  • Class 6 trucks have gross vehicle weight rating ranges from 19501–26000 lbs.

Some trucks listed as medium duty also are known as:

  • Box Trucks
  • Dry Vans
  • Refrigeration Trucks

A Box Truck is a truck with a box-shaped cargo area. The medium duty box truck usually ranges in size from 14 to 26 feet in length. They typically have a rolls-up door in the rear for loading cargo and on some box trucks, the cargo area is accessible from the cab through a small door.

A Dry Van is a type of Box truck. The Dry Van is the most common type of freight transportation in the US. Dry Vans, or enclosed box trucks, look like box on wheels with doors in the back. They have no temperature control and are designed to carry pallets or boxes of cargo, furniture, and any type of equipment. Dry vans are versatile and are typically used for moving non-perishable foods and beverages, textile and clothing items, plastic and building products. Dry Van cargo is protected from bad weather, theft, and most damage when secured properly.

A Refrigeration Truck (or Reefer Truck) is another example of a Box Truck. While a Dry Van is generally used by companies that need to haul appliances, furniture, and equipment, a Reefer Truck carries perishable goods like fresh or frozen produce.

All of these medium duty trucks can be found at your local full-service truck dealership, C&M Motors, NationaLease of San Diego.

If you would like to learn more about Medium Duty trucks, Fleet trucks, Leasing, Sales or Rental, call family-owned and operated, C&M Motors online or by phone (800) 736-3443.



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