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!

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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

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Commercial Truck Rentals

Commercial Truck Rentals

Rentals during COVID-19

In these crazy times, several businesses have had their day to day operations disrupted or they have come to a standstill. While some industries have been affected more than others, the need to transport goods is still a requirement. Companies have been forced to re imagine how they do business daily.

C&M Motors is open for business and has a variety of trucks available for short, and long-term rental. We have taken every step to ensure our trucks are clean and safe for all our customers.

Truck Rental Selection

Our large selection of types of trucks including dry vans and reefer trucks for perishables are ready for rent or lease. C&M’s fabrication department can add special boxes, racking or a liftgate.

Trucks can be rented for a day or we have several long-term rental plans that can be tailored to suit your unique requirements. We understand that circumstances are trying right now, and we are prepared to help in any way we can to help keep your business running.

Feel free to give us a call with any questions or concerns you might have. The entire staff at C&M Motors wishes you, your family, and friends good health.

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Used Reefer Bodies Available

2009 Kidron 24" Reefer BodyC&M Motors currently has 4 used 24’ Kidron Reefer bodies ready for immediate delivery or installation on your truck chassis. Inside dimensions are 98” high and 96” wide. These bodies feature Thermo King T-1080s SP multi-temp refrigeration units all with less than 1200 engine hours.

The bodies have swing doors with an option to install roll-up doors by our service department for an additional cost. Another add-on can be a 2,500 lb. lift gate for added ease of loading.

C&Ms fabrication department can mount these bodies on your chassis and make any additional modifications required for your specific transportation requirements.

Check out these and all other available parts in our online store or simply give us a call if you have any questions. We look forward to hearing from you.


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C&M Motors Announces Zanotti Refrigeration

Zanotti RefrigerationC&M Motors is excited to be representing Zanotti Transport Refrigeration. This is a sneak peek into our newest supplier, and we are looking forward to offering their quality products to compliment our line of reefer trucks.

Introduction to Zanotti

ZANOTTI was founded as a family-owned company in 1962. From the very beginning the group has developed its potential as a leader in the field of refrigeration, by introducing new and revolutionary solutions such as, the so-called ‘uniblock’ –a completely self-contained and ready-to-use cooling device for small environments. The company soon began to specialize in the production of domestic and non-domestic refrigeration devices for food preservation, and its refrigerating systems became bigger and bigger to meet the increasing demand of industries. During the 1990s, this trend led to the creation of big multi-compressor plants to meet the needs of large-scale retail trade. In the same period, Zanotti also introduced a new line of products for food transportation –the so-called ‘transblock’.   In the past seven years, the Italian company has seen enormous growth. Today it employs 650 people in eight plants located all around the world. Many things have changed since 2002 when a new management team took over the company.

Transport Refrigeration

Zanotti entered in this business in end of the 1990s, challenging the more than dominant position of the established market leaders.  The refrigerating units are used in urban, rural and international transportation of fresh and frozen food. The product range includes about 30 models, including battery operated units for small delivery vehicles, direct drive units for Vans and medium trucks, diesel units for medium and heavy-duty trucks and trailers; front and under-carriage mounted. The main production site is in North Italy, where annual production capacity could reach 10,000 units per year.

New legislation governing the storage and transport of fresh and frozen foods has meant a big increase in the demand for refrigerated vehicles. This demand is not only for more vehicles, but also for a greater range of types and sizes to suit a host of new applications. C&M Motors is equipped to meet the demand for different applications. Our custom fabrication department can tailor your truck to a specific request.

We would love to answer any questions you have about our new line of Zanotti products and how they can benefit your business. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff is looking forward to hearing from you and we will keep you updated as this relationship with our latest supplier continues.

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