Do you want to diversify your truck driving experience? Driving a refrigerated truck for K&B Transportation could be the ideal career for you. This type of trucking, also called reefer trucking, is best suited for drivers with at least 6 months of experience. Although reefer trucking requires a lot of work, the pay is excellent. There are a variety of reasons for truck drivers to get excited about reefer truck jobs. Today, we’ll focus on the top 4 reasons!
1. Higher Pay Per Mile
A refrigerated truck driver often makes more money per mile than a dry van or flatbed driver. The fact that refrigerated hauls come with the added responsibility of temperature control is advantageous to your wallet! Typically, the rate per mile is influenced by four key variables:
- the type of freight
- national versus international hauls
- additional responsibilities
As a refrigerated driver, you must possess a greater degree of ability. As a result, you will earn more money per mile, as well as from more consistent freight and longer hours on the road. Reefer trucking is the best choice for you if you’re ready to start earning extra money on the road.
A reefer trucking job not only empowers you to make more money, but it also has a consistent demand all year long – reason number two.
2. Year-Round Demand for Reefer Trucking
Not to toot our own horn, but reefer truck jobs have the highest level of job security. In other words, reefer truck drivers are in major demand year-round. Produce, medications, and other related goods don’t typically have fluctuations in demand. Also, refrigerated goods are normally produced in the U.S., so international markets don’t impact the demand like in other industries.
Reefer truck drivers are much more at ease thanks to the stable market and decreased reliance on foreign product. And, it allows reefer drivers to maintain their livelihoods even when the economy is fluctuating.
3. Reefer Hauls Dry Too
You’ll more than likely be transporting refrigerated goods at K&B, but it’s helpful to know that a reefer truck can transport dry or cooled products. The adaptability of reefer unit is a key advantage of being a refrigerated truck driver. This means, you are always ready to accept hauls even if there isn’t a need for a reefer truck. So, in addition to less fluctuation in demand, your workload stability is even greater!
4. Newer Equipment
Reefer truck drivers for K&B Transportation benefit from newer reefer trucks and less-used equipment. We partner with leaders in both innovation and durability to ensure our equipment is the best on the road. The fleet of refrigerated trucks owned by K&B Transportation has an average age of under two years. The fleet of refrigerated trailers consists mainly of Freightliner Cascadias. Each truck features 80-gallon tanks, lane departure control, rollover stability, a Bluetooth radio, and a refrigerator. Overall, driving is more comfortable for reefer truck drivers.
Qualities of a Good Reefer Truck DriverAre you thinking of making the switch to refrigerated trucking? Here are some great characteristics of a good reefer truck driver.
- Attention to detail: Reefer drivers cannot simply assume their load is correct and drive off. You’ll need to pay attention to all details to make sure your haul makes it to the destination, undamaged.
- Flexible: As a refrigerated driver, you will encounter a variety of situations, therefore you will need to be adaptable.
- Want to be part of something greater: You will establish trusting relationships with dispatchers, and coworkers as a reefer driver. You’ll be a member of a team and a family.
- Need to succeed: Being a reefer driver could be the ideal next step for your trucking career if you’re seeking chances to advance in the fast-paced transportation sector.