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!

A Wide Range of Available Rentals at C&M Motors

No matter what, when, and how much you are planning to transport, C&M Motors has a truck ready for your immediate rental. We have been supplying businesses with truck rentals for over 30 years and we the fleet and staff to ensure you get the right size and type of truck for your transportation requirements.

Box Vans | Refrigerated Trucks | Stake Beds

We have a wide range of rental trucks ranging in sizes from 18’-26’ and are equipped with liftgates allowing for easier and safer loading and un-loading. Dry box vans are preferred when there are no perishable items being transported yet still can be protected from sunlight and remain secure in a locked container. If you have temperature sensitive cargo like food, liquids, flowers, or any other materials that require a temperature-controlled environment, a reefer box van is the right choice. Stake bed trucks are ideal for ease of loading and un-loading from the rear and both sides when making multiple deliveries, and forklift access is the most accessible with a stake bed.

Currently Available and Ready for Rental

  • 18-20 ft Dry Box Trucks  w/ liftgate
  • 26 Ft Dry Box Trucks   w/ liftgate
  • 24-26 ft Refrigerated trucks w/ liftgate
  • 20 Ft Stake bed w/ liftgate

Reliable Fleet

C&M Motors is proud to have a clean and reliable fleet that will provide you with a worry-free and safe rental experience. Our trucks are well maintained and thoroughly inspected before every rental by our well-trained staff of technicians. As part of NationaLease, C&M Motors also provides you with the added assurance of roadside assistance no matter where you are going.

Give us a call and let our friendly staff guide you to the right rental truck for your business needs no matter what, when, and how much cargo you are planning to move. We look forward to serving you.

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

(800) 736-3443

Reefer Trucks Available for Rent

 Reefer Truck RentalsC&M Motors has several Hino reefer trucks available for immediate rental. We can configure a truck that conforms to your business delivery needs.

These trucks are Hino 268 models with a 26,000 GVW rating and have box sizes of 24 ft. – 26 ft. The Hino 268 has earned the reputation of providing solid, reliable service. The outstanding fuel economy, proven reliability  make the 268 the ideal truck for pick-up and delivery of temperature sensitive cargo. With 230 hp and 520 lb-ft or torque and the trusted Allison transmission, the 268 provides a reliable, powerful drive train to get you and your cargo wherever it needs to go.


Interior amenities are plentiful as well. The driver can deliver in comfort and safety with features like:

  • Air Conditioning
  • Power steering
  • Tilt and telescoping steering wheel
  • Cruise control
  • Power windows and door locks
  • Backup alarm

Give us a call and ask about all the available reefer trucks we have in stock and let our rental staff find the right one for your application. And don’t forget, C&M Motors can add extra equipment to make the job even more efficient. We look forward to hearing from you and showing you all the reefer trucks we have in stock for immediate rental.  And don’t forget to ask about all of our custom tailored leasing programs.


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

(800) 736-3443

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