Reefers, or refrigerated trailers, need to be able to keep freight at a specified temperature, but there is more than one way to achieve thermal efficiency.
"Composite materials, when used in the proper location, offer great advantages in several ways," said Gary Fenton, vice president of engineering at Stoughton Trailers. "One is thermal efficiency."
In addition to being strong, stable and lightweight, Fenton also pointed out the fact that composites are less vulnerable to water damage.
"When water damage occurs, trailers take on more weight and they lose strength gradually," he said. "So composites can be advantageous when used in places that might be subject to water damage."
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