How To Build a Refrigerated Body

Start by asking:

What is your business?
What are you hauling?
How do you load/unload?
What is your present equipment?
When do you need delivery?

Dry Freight Truck Body Cargo Interior

Questions & Answers

Q. What lengths, widths and heights are required?
A. Available — lengths 10'- 28', widths 96" and 102", heights 79", 85", 91", 97", 103" and 109".
Q. Are there any critical dimensions such as overall length, width or height?
A. Special lengths, widths and heights available upon request.
Q. What product is being transported?
A. Product temperature is critical in calculating the amount of insulation.
Q. What temperature(s) do you need to maintain?
A. More or less insulation according to door openings (daily) and temperature required.
Q. How often will the doors be opened daily?
A. Optional moveable partitions available. Contact Morgan with customer requirements.
Q. What type of floor is required?
A. Duct board floor standard, flat floors available upon request.
Q. What type of body construction is required?
A. Aluminum sheet and post or FRP — Fiberglass Reinforced Plywood.
Q. What refrigeration equipment is being used?(Type and Power)
A. Mechanical refrigeration is available.
Q. How is your cargo restrained?
A. "E" or "F" track, tie rings, surface or recessed mount. Reminder: specify location! NOTE: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations stipulate that the owner / operator is at all times responsible for insuring cargo is properly secure at all times.
Q. What are your side and rear door requirements?
A. Overhead and panel-swing doors along with door curtains are available.
Q. Is a forklift or pallet jack used?
A. Interior lighting available in incandescent, fluorescent and LED versions. Exterior lighting available in incandescent or LED versions. Recessed taillights available in SOME rear frames.
Q. What interior/exterior lighting options do you require?
A. Interior lighting options include domelights and spotlights; Exterior lighting options include additional clearance lights, marker lights and spotlights. Recessed taillights in corner posts.
Q. Is there a liftgate required?
A. Cycle time is one of the most critical items to help determine which liftgate is appropriate. Ask how many times the liftgate will be operated. Liftgate options include tuck away, conventional and rail type models. (Please consider platform size and capacity, bumper type, structural or fabricated.) Stop, turn and taillights provided with chassis or recessed in corner post. (Recessed in corner post feature suggested with tuckunder liftgate application.)
Q. What bumper, step and/or ramp requirements are necessary?
A. Bumper options include standard DOT underride and step bumpers; folding steps are available; walkramp options include Morgan standard or ventilated with available spring assist for easier operation. NOTE: For rear finish you should be asking about dock loading or ground loading / unloading to make sure the correct type of bumper / step is offered.
Q. What about company color and graphics?
A. Prepainted sheets and panels, custom paint and decal installation. NOTE: Certain state laws dictate rear visiondetections or appropriate warning / safety devices be installed. Morgan Corporation offers various safety related items to fill those requirements.


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