FAQ

Q: Are Polar Leasing units more suitable for outdoor use versus a metal skinned panel box?
Yes, our fiberglass exteriors are waterproof, seamless, do not absorb the heat of the sun, will not rust or dent and are attractive. A refrigerated metal panel box does not offer these benefits.
Q: Are Polar Leasing units only for temporary refrigerated storage?
Our units are generally rented for temporary needs; which we define as anything less than 1-year. However, in certain instances, we do offer programs that make units available for longer time periods.
Q: Are the rental expenses tax deductible?
In most cases, as a true rental, all of your rental expenses are considered an operating expense and are 100% deductible.
Q: Are there any restrictions on the type of product I can store in your units?
Yes, product storage limitations do exist because of refrigeration capacity. It is important to communicate your usage intentions with your Polar Leasing representative.
Q: Can I purchase the unit I am renting?
In some cases Polar Leasing will allow the sale of a rental unit once the rental agreement has been fulfilled.
Q: Can I rent shelving or exterior food cart ramps?
Select locations offer diamond tread ramps and Metro epoxy-coated shelving. Not available in all areas.
Q: Can your units be powered by a generator?
Yes, some units are appropriate for use with a generator; however it is critical to first communicate with a Polar Leasing expert prior to this type of use. DT8x20 units require 12000KW generator and DT810 units require 8500KW.
Q: Do you provide services to small events or even private use?
Yes, Polar Leasing is equipped to handle rentals for the smallest weekend gathering to the largest national event. Rental periods range from 1 week to 5 years.
Q: Does Polar Leasing connect the rental unit to my electrical service upon delivery?
In accordance with your local laws, Polar Leasing does not provide electrical services and recommends the use of a licensed electrician to bring power to the rental unit.
Q: How do you handle repairs if I have a problem with my rental unit?
In the unlikely event a service call is required, we have excellent relationships with refrigeration service companies throughout North America and also offer a 24-hour service hot line. We are a family owned company that takes great pride in customer service and our reputation.
Q: How does Polar Leasing differ from mobile container rental companies (PODS,Go-Mini’s,Mobile Mini’s)
Polar Leasing is the only container company that rents mobile refrigerated units exclusively. Also, we are a family owned company, we manufacture our own products, and you will never have to deal with a third party.
Q: How does your cost compare to renting a reefer truck?
Our cost is competitive and often less than the cost of utilizing a reefer truck for temporary storage. Most reefer truck rentals charge for refrigeration run time and diesel refueling every two days. Polar Leasing does NOT charge for refrigeration run time and all units operate on an efficient electrical connection; which eliminates the hassle, worry and cost of refueling.<br /> <br /> Our units are also much quieter and do not smell of diesel fumes.
Q: How does your unit differ from a reefer truck?
Our refrigerated containers sit directly on the ground, are quiet and well lit. A reefer truck floor is 4 feet above the ground, has a dark interior and is loud and odorous.
Q: How many units are available?
Polar Leasing has over 1,000 units strategically placed across the U.S. and Canada.
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Q: How quickly can I get a unit?
Units are typically available for a fairly quick turnaround. In some instances they can be delivered within 12-24 hours depending on unit availability at depot location and delivery schedule availability.<br /> <br />
Q: I can rent a 40 foot refrigerated shipping container. Why should I rent from Polar Leasing instead?
A 40 foot refrigerated shipping container weighs 10,000 lbs. and must be set in place on a perfectly flat, level surface with a crane. Our units weigh less than 2,000 lbs. and can be placed on almost any type of surface and uneven terrain; without the use of a crane.
Q: Is the unit ready to operate when it arrives?
Yes, simply supply power to the unit and it is ready to run. No refrigeration work is required on-site.
Q: What are my options for operating temperatures?
Standard operating temperatures for coolers are: <br /> <br /> 35 F / 2 C<br /> <br /> Freezers are available at:<br /> <br /> 0 F / -18 C <br /> -10 F / -23 C <br /> -20 F / -29 C
Q: What sizes of walk-ins do you offer?
We have sizes ranging from 6' x 8' to 16' x 65', with the most common sizes being 8'x10' and 8'x20'.
Q: What type of electrical connection do I need for the walk-in units?
Both the cooler and freezer walk-ins require 30amp service, 208-230volt, single-phase.
Q: Who sets the unit in place once it arrives to my location?
Typically, all deliveries include the service of setting the unit in place and are handled by a Polar Leasing employee or one of our contracted freight carriers. However, each delivery is unique, please be sure to speak to your representative about other possible needs such as forklift and forklift operators.
Q: Why is it easier to use a Polar Leasing unit than to rent a refrigerated box truck?
Our units are easier to set in place, you do not have to climb into them, and they were designed for rental applications. A refer truck was designed for over the road, daily food delivery.
Q: Can I rent shelving or exterior food cart ramps?
Select locations offer diamond tread ramps and Metro epoxy-coated shelving. Not available in all areas.
Q: Are the rental expenses tax deductible?
In most cases, as a true rental, all of your rental expenses are considered an operating expense and are 100% deductible.
Q: Can I purchase the unit I am renting?
In some cases Polar Leasing will allow the sale of a rental unit once the rental agreement has been fulfilled.
Q: How does your cost compare to renting a reefer truck?
Our cost is competitive and often less than the cost of utilizing a reefer truck for temporary storage. Most reefer truck rentals charge for refrigeration run time and diesel refueling every two days. Polar Leasing does NOT charge for refrigeration run time and all units operate on an efficient electrical connection; which eliminates the hassle, worry and cost of refueling.<br /> <br /> Our units are also much quieter and do not smell of diesel fumes.
Q: Who sets the unit in place once it arrives to my location?
Typically, all deliveries include the service of setting the unit in place and are handled by a Polar Leasing employee or one of our contracted freight carriers. However, each delivery is unique, please be sure to speak to your representative about other possible needs such as forklift and forklift operators.
Q: Can your units be powered by a generator?
Yes, some units are appropriate for use with a generator; however it is critical to first communicate with a Polar Leasing expert prior to this type of use. DT8x20 units require 12000KW generator and DT810 units require 8500KW.
Q: Does Polar Leasing connect the rental unit to my electrical service upon delivery?
In accordance with your local laws, Polar Leasing does not provide electrical services and recommends the use of a licensed electrician to bring power to the rental unit.
Q: Is the unit ready to operate when it arrives?
Yes, simply supply power to the unit and it is ready to run. No refrigeration work is required on-site.
Q: What type of electrical connection do I need for the walk-in units?
Both the cooler and freezer walk-ins require 30amp service, 208-230volt, single-phase.
Q: Are Polar Leasing units more suitable for outdoor use versus a metal skinned panel box?
Yes, our fiberglass exteriors are waterproof, seamless, do not absorb the heat of the sun, will not rust or dent and are attractive. A refrigerated metal panel box does not offer these benefits.
Q: Are Polar Leasing units only for temporary refrigerated storage?
Our units are generally rented for temporary needs; which we define as anything less than 1-year. However, in certain instances, we do offer programs that make units available for longer time periods.
Q: Do you provide services to small events or even private use?
Yes, Polar Leasing is equipped to handle rentals for the smallest weekend gathering to the largest national event. Rental periods range from 1 week to 5 years.
Q: How does Polar Leasing differ from mobile container rental companies (PODS,Go-Mini’s,Mobile Mini’s)
Polar Leasing is the only container company that rents mobile refrigerated units exclusively. Also, we are a family owned company, we manufacture our own products, and you will never have to deal with a third party.
Q: How does your unit differ from a reefer truck?
Our refrigerated containers sit directly on the ground, are quiet and well lit. A reefer truck floor is 4 feet above the ground, has a dark interior and is loud and odorous.
Q: I can rent a 40 foot refrigerated shipping container. Why should I rent from Polar Leasing instead?
A 40 foot refrigerated shipping container weighs 10,000 lbs. and must be set in place on a perfectly flat, level surface with a crane. Our units weigh less than 2,000 lbs. and can be placed on almost any type of surface and uneven terrain; without the use of a crane.
Q: What are my options for operating temperatures?
Standard operating temperatures for coolers are: <br /> <br /> 35 F / 2 C<br /> <br /> Freezers are available at:<br /> <br /> 0 F / -18 C <br /> -10 F / -23 C <br /> -20 F / -29 C
Q: Why is it easier to use a Polar Leasing unit than to rent a refrigerated box truck?
Our units are easier to set in place, you do not have to climb into them, and they were designed for rental applications. A refer truck was designed for over the road, daily food delivery.
Q: Are there any restrictions on the type of product I can store in your units?
Yes, product storage limitations do exist because of refrigeration capacity. It is important to communicate your usage intentions with your Polar Leasing representative.
Q: How do you handle repairs if I have a problem with my rental unit?
In the unlikely event a service call is required, we have excellent relationships with refrigeration service companies throughout North America and also offer a 24-hour service hot line. We are a family owned company that takes great pride in customer service and our reputation.
Q: How many units are available?
Polar Leasing has over 1,000 units strategically placed across the U.S. and Canada.
Q:
Q: How quickly can I get a unit?
Units are typically available for a fairly quick turnaround. In some instances they can be delivered within 12-24 hours depending on unit availability at depot location and delivery schedule availability.<br /> <br />
Q: What sizes of walk-ins do you offer?
We have sizes ranging from 6' x 8' to 16' x 65', with the most common sizes being 8'x10' and 8'x20'.