Refrigerated : How To Build A Refrigerated Truck Body
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?
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.
Morgan mounts refrigeration unit higher with heavy duty bracing and support increasing evaporator air flow and interior cargo space.
Poured-in-place polyurethane foam in floors, walls and ceiling provides superior thermal integrity.
Morgan's exclusive full-perimeter thermal breaks on doors and thresholds reduce outside heat from reaching inside cargo and decreasing refrigeration efficiency.
USDA approved standard interior liners that assist with thermal integrity.
Morgan's Aerodynamic front end and patented Poly-Tuff™ corner caps increase fuel efficiency
Morgan's thermoplastic dormers and Poly-Tuff™ corner caps help reduce damage and minimize repairs.
Fully sealed, plugged together wiring for exterior clearance and ID lighting.
Lifetime warranty on optional LED clearance and marker lighting.
Extensive use of stainless steel fasteners to prevent corrosion.
Slip resistant, composite reinforced rear door threshold.
Morgan Corporation has been the premier producer of truck and van bodies in North America for more than 60 years. We specialize in the manufacture of Class 4 to Class 7 (GVW) box truck/straight truck bodies to serve the dry freight industry; as well as truck bodies to accommodate cargo of every configuration — from parcel delivery to furniture movers and heavy-equipment hauling, insulated and refrigerated units, bottled gas transport, and flatbed/stake & platform bodies.
With a total of twelve manufacturing and service facilities strategically located throughout North America, Morgan is able to ensure the quality, service and prompt delivery you need to do the job. Learn more about Morgan truck bodies by reading our truck van body literature or by visiting an upcoming trade show. For more information, contact a Morgan Corporation representative today.