The Cold Facts About Refrigerated Trucks

The Cold Facts About Refrigerated Trucks

Refrigerated trucks are hot commodities that never lose their appeal. Adding a reefer truck to your fleet expands your capabilities and can put you miles ahead of the competition. From fresh food to flowers, a refrigerated truck gives you the freedom and flexibility to deliver quality products to customers who are minutes down the road or many hours away.

Reefer trucks come in a broad range of styles and sizes. You can configure your vehicle to deliver fresh meat, produce, dairy goods, etc. It’s even possible to select a vehicle ideally suited for your typical delivery area. For example, the size and steering characteristics of the 2021 M and L Series provides superior maneuverability. This makes these vehicles perfectly suited for operating as delivery trucks in urban environments. Moreover, the range of body styles, interior racks, and refrigeration units available allow you to customize your refrigerated truck for ease of access, cooling capacity, cargo capacity, and the delivery range best suited for your operations.

The bottom line is that adding a refrigerated truck to your fleet allows you to increase your delivery schedule, expand your service area, and helps ensure that the perishable products you transport won’t be rejected or returned due to spoilage. Thus, adding a refrigerated truck to your fleet generates considerable savings that add up quickly. This makes a new reefer truck a cost-effective investment that will pay for itself. In fact, it is not uncommon for clients to purchase one truck, and then return in the not too distant future to purchase additional refrigerated vehicles as business plans are realized, and operational needs expand.

Finally, don’t forget that CARB compliance looms over the not too distant horizon. Adding a new refrigerated truck to your fleet can give you an edge on the competition. Purchasing a refrigerated truck in the coming months can make your business more efficient and more profitable as the demand for pre-prepared foods, fresh vegetables, fruits, and meats is certain to remain strong.

We’re happy to help you select a refrigerated truck that meets your needs for:

  • Cargo Capacity
  • Cooling Capacity
  • Fuel Efficiency
  • Maintenance Cost
  • Purchase Price

 

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Simple Fleet Maintenance Steps to Prepare for Fall

Simple Fleet Maintenance Steps to Prepare for Fall

Summer is ending, and fall is right around the corner. Before the leaves start to turn, make sure your fleet is ready to roll through the changing weather. The sooner you perform the following truck fleet maintenance tasks, the sooner your fleet will be prepared to tackle the cooler weather, rain, and general vehicle wear that can the performance and reliability of your commercial truck fleet. Here are a few steps that will help you prepare for winter and 2021.

1. Perform a Visual Inspection

Give your vehicles a thorough visual inspection. Look for uneven wear on tires, leaky seals, damaged lights, worn windshield wipers, broken mirrors, etc. Replace any damaged components and do a more thorough inspection of any leaks you discover.

2. Give the Engine a Tune-Up

Tuning up your engine is essential truck fleet maintenance that ensures the engine performs as required regardless of the weather outside. It also helps improve engine efficiency, which makes it a cost-effective investment that will pay for itself over the months ahead.

3. Check the Emergency Gear

All commercial motor vehicles should be equipped with a cold-weather survival kit. At a minimum, your kit should contain snow brushes, shovel, flashlight, jumper cables, salt, road flares, and a First Aid kit. It’s also a good idea to make sure it has a radio, batteries, warm clothing, and water. Further, make sure that the truck has a set of chains and that the driver knows how to use them properly.

Don’t Forget the CARB’s!

While your drivers are no doubt thinking ahead towards the holidays and all the carbs on the table, don’t forget the CARB regulations you need to follow for your business. All commercial motor vehicles with a GVWR 26,000 lbs or greater must be CARB compliant starting in 2021. At a minimum, these vehicles must meet the 2010 model year equivalent standards.

If a vehicle is not CARB compliant, the DMV won’t allow you to register the vehicle until it meets CARB standards. In most cases, it is easier and far less expensive to apply those funds towards the lease or purchase of a new truck rather than trying to upgrade an older vehicle.

 

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(800) 736-3443

2020 CARB regulations will be taking many trucks off the road by end of year. Are you ready? We can help!

Truck Leasing Vs. Long-Term Renting

Truck Leasing Vs. Long-Term Renting

lot porterAs your business grows and the demand for more trucks arrives, the decision to purchase or lease becomes an important one. Long-term rentals can be an option. The benefit of a lease is having increased flexibility and less commitment. Leasing commercial trucks requires less upfront cash and monthly lease payments are usually less than finance payments. When the lease period has expired, you can simply turn in the vehicle. Business owners may be able to claim tax deductions that are available for the use of leased vehicles as well. If you are not confident that your company will be operating a commercial vehicle for a minimum of three years, leasing may be the best option for you. With a full-service leasing program from NationaLease San Diego you can focus on other aspects of running your business.

Key Benefits of a Lease vs. Long-term rental:

  • Leasing removes the many hidden costs of buying.
  • Leasing helps you better focus on your business model
  • Leased vehicles don’t depreciate
  • Leasing keeps your fleet up-to-date
  • Simplified financial planning with a single predictable monthly payment
  • We rack and monitor repair information, performance reporting, maintenance records and scheduling, so you don’t have to
  • Preventive maintenance scheduling done for you
  • Government-mandated vehicle assessments performed and reported automatically
  • Repairs available nationwide
  • Disposal of old vehicles without wasting time, money or energy

Rapid changes in technology today means vehicles become obsolete more quickly. With leasing, trade cycles are shorter, which allows you to upgrade to new technology sooner than if you owned your vehicles. This may appeal to fleets that prefer to spec a premium product to attract and retain drivers, or for your fleet operator that wants new safety-related technology.
We invite you to give us a call and learn more about all of our full-service leasing programs and how NationaLease San Diego can help you keep your trucks operating smoothly and worry free.

NationaLease of San Diego

www.nationaleasesd.com

(800) 736-3443

The Benefits of Reefer Trucks

The Benefits of Reefer Trucks

Refrigerated TrucksThe reefer or refrigerated truck is a transport vehicle with temperature-controlled features that are used to haul perishable foods or other heat-sensitive items to their destination. Besides the obvious items like meat, seafood, fresh produce, and dairy products, there are many types of products that need to be kept at an optimal temperature. Items such as flowers, perfumes, chemicals, cosmetics, pharmaceutical drugs and even antiques require a cool environment for transport.

Here are some of the specifics of what make refrigerated trucks an important asset to your business:

Safe Product Transport

From perishable foods and fresh produce to life-saving medications, reefer trucks make sure your deliveries arrive intact. Floral delivery companies utilize refrigerated trucks and vans to keep flowers from prematurely wilting. Even items such as antiques and priceless artwork rely on refrigerated vehicles to protect temperature sensitive paints and oils.

Temperature Controls

As the range of products varies, so too does the optimal temperature for transport these goods. FDA regulations impose strict and consistent temperature requirements for food products subject to spoiling in order to remain in compliance. The same is true for medical supplies. The refrigerated truck gives the driver full control of the thermostat for maintaining climate control of the cargo.

Versatility

C&M Motors offers a wide variety of sizes for refrigerated trucks with differing payload capacities. In addition, trucks can be equipped with side doors, walk ramps, hydraulic lift gates, and more to make your deliveries as efficient as possible. Our Custom Fabrication department can add shelving or other modifications to securely anchor the cargo during transport.

Why C&M Motors

C&M Motors is a locally owned and operated family business serving the greater San Diego area since 1982. With 2 locations to serve you (National City and Vista), we offer a more personalized experience and customized services to meet your business needs. Sales, service, rentals, maintenance, collision, fabrication, parts and emergency roadside assistance are all available at C&M Motors.

Give us a call to learn more.

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(800) 736-3443

2020 CARB regulations will be taking many trucks off the road by end of year. Are you ready? We can help!

Cost-Effective Alternative Financing

Cost-Effective Alternative Financing

Cost alternative Financing 250Did you know that leasing a fleet can actually be less expensive than owning? Between the financial benefits and the tax advantages provided by a lease, it’s no wonder more and more private fleet operators are turning to full-service leasing to meet all of their fleet supply needs.

With NationaLease San Diego full-service leasing, we make it easy to get the fleet you need while also providing savings for your bottom line. No down payment is required, and all lease payments are 100% deductible. And predictable leasing costs make cash-flow management easier for your business. Full-service leasing from NationaLease San Diego provides a dedicated support and maintenance team for keeping your fleet in top working order. We include preventive maintenance, emergency roadside service, safety programs, permitting, licensing, vehicle washing, substitute vehicles, and more. We also provide service for D.O.T. requirements, audits, and licensing.

Leasing your fleet reduces your overhead costs from owning and operating your vehicles, allowing you to focus more of your capital on the core of your business. Commercial truck leasing has grown into a $25 billion industry with over a million vehicles on the road in the U.S. and Canada because it provides businesses with a reliable fleet for a great value.

NationaLease San Diego full-service leasing provides a range of services and benefits:

  • Reserve capital for growth
  • Manage credit more effectively
  • Keep costs fixed
  • Avoid depreciation losses
  • Deflect maintenance and repair concerns
  • Try new technologies without the risk

Contact NationaLease San Diego today to find out how our full-service leasing can meet all your fleet needs.

 

NationaLease of San Diego

www.nationaleasesd.com

(800) 736-3443