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Refrigerated/Reefer Van Rentals

If you’re in need of refrigeration, but don’t need a full-sized refrigerated container, a refrigerated van rental may seem like a good solution. These vehicles are also called reefer vans and may seem like the perfect fit for the job. However, several problems come along with a refrigerated van rental. Polar Leasing can help you avoid these issues and service areas across the United States.

Refrigerated cargo vans were designed for a specific use. They cool a small number of items for a limited amount of time and provide that ability anywhere you need it. However, even if a van appears to fit your needs, the negatives can outweigh the positive benefits.

Diesel Prices

One of the most important factors to consider when looking at refrigerated van rental prices is the added cost of diesel fuel. Due to their design, the refrigeration units are powered by the van’s engine. This means that if the engine isn’t running, nothing is being powered in the back of the van to keep your items at the proper temperature.

When looking for an option that fits your budget, this can come as a surprise expense. Depending on how long you need refrigeration, the cost of the diesel fuel to keep the van’s engine running could exceed the actual rental price.

Our portable refrigeration units at Polar Leasing avoid this problem by hooking directly into a power source. If the power’s on, so are the cooling units, and with no extra fuel costs.

Of course, if your needs last longer than a tank of diesel, you’ll also have to factor in the personnel cost associated with keeping a check on the fuel level of your reefer van rental. With the added costs included, refrigerated van rental prices are only a part of the expense.

With Polar Leasing, you’ll know what your costs are before your unit is delivered. There are no hidden surprises or additional costs to keep your refrigerator running smoothly.

A Running Engine Brings Other Problems

While not a financial cost, the continuous noise generated by a running van may be a problem, depending on where you need refrigeration.

Another issue with a refrigerated cargo van is the exhaust. With a continuously-running vehicle at your site, the emissions will cause an unpleasant smell at the very least. This will also make it dangerous to use a reefer van rental in an enclosed space like a warehouse.

Polar Leasing’s units are powered completely with electricity, which means there are no emissions that can affect air quality. Also, the cooling system produces the absolute minimum amount of noise. This gives you a safer portable refrigeration option with less risk for your employees and others.

Entry and Exit

Like other large vehicles, a refrigerated van rental can be difficult to climb in and out of, with a back entry sitting anywhere from one to three feet above ground level. This means you’ll have to depend on a ramp to allow your items to be loaded and unloaded from the van. This ramp adds one more potential hazard to your operation.

With a portable unit from Polar Leasing, you’ll have ground-level access to your unit, which can be placed on any flat surface of the proper size. No ramp means no chance for employees to slip and injure themselves. It’s one less potential way for your refrigerated items to be damaged while they’re being moved.

Less Efficient Refrigeration Environments

As you might imagine, adapting a container like the cargo area of a van leaves you with a less-efficient refrigeration environment than using a unit that is designed specifically for that purpose.

The amount of insulation used can vary from company to company. While many companies use an adequate amount of insulation, it still may lead to moisture and bacteria buildup in the compartment where you’re storing your items.

Also, retrofitting a van with a cooling system can result in less-than-optimal seams and poor construction. Either of these problems can also lead to those very same problems.

Polar Leasing units are designed for refrigeration and nothing else. The construction of Polar Leasing units gives you the absolute best refrigeration possible.

Beauty and Brawn

A refrigerated van rental isn’t the most beautiful thing to have at your location.  It’s a continuously-running, bulky van parked on-site.

Polar Leasing walk-ins are different. The fiberglass exteriors are not only nice to look at, but they’re resistant to fading from sunlight exposure and even resistant to rust. This guarantees you’ll get a unit that looks much better than other rental units and will show you in a better light.

A unit from Polar Leasing will have a lower overhead than a refrigerated cargo van. Add that to the cost of diesel to keep the van running, and it’s easy to see that it is the best looking and most efficient choice.

No Hassle Refrigeration

Many people think that the easiest way to get a portable refrigeration solution is a refrigerated van rental, but that’s not the case. In fact, a reefer van rental may be more complicated for you and your employees than a unit from Polar Leasing.

With a reefer van rental, you’ll have the added worry and expense of keeping the engine running, and in many cases, you may be asked to pick up the van yourself and return it once you’re done.

Polar Leasing delivers anywhere in the nation, and offers customer support twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week.

The experts at Polar Leasing will help guide you to the best option for your project and will coordinate delivery of your unit. After you no longer need your unit, Polar Leasing will return to retrieve it so that you’re never left trying to figure out what to do yourself.

If you are unsure of what you need, Polar Leasing will help you determine exactly what type of unit will best suit you.

Call today and representatives will show you just how much time and money you can save with a unit from Polar Leasing!