Reefer Demand Spikes As Temperatures Drop

Refrigerated/temperature controlled or otherwise affectionately known ‘reefer’ trailer demand is on the rise this November as temperatures drop and produce harvests decline, which begs the question—what?

The idea that a trailer equipped with a unit that is primarily designed to keep its contents cool is in higher demand than it was in June seems strange to say the least. According to FreightWaves’ proprietary Reefer Outbound Tender Volume Index (ROTVI) reefer trailer demand has increased 21% since June 15, which is right around the traditional spring/summer peak season when much of the U.S. produce is being harvested.

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