Truck refrigeration units : Second hand refrigerators
Truck Refrigeration Units
- Vapor-compression refrigeration is one of the many refrigeration cycles available for use. It has been and is the most widely used method for air-conditioning of large public buildings, offices, private residences, hotels, hospitals, theaters, restaurants and automobiles.
- (Refrigeration Unit) Lowers the temperature through a mechanical process. By definition, refrigerators, freezers, and air-conditioning equipment all contain refrigeration units.
- an automotive vehicle suitable for hauling
- hand truck: a handcart that has a frame with two low wheels and a ledge at the bottom and handles at the top; used to move crates or other heavy objects
- convey (goods etc.) by truck; "truck fresh vegetables across the mountains"
- Barter or exchange
Consider: The variety of cheese available. Many of them are European cheeses. It's fairly safe to say that all of them are made outside of New York City. The history of the cheese must take into account the equipment required to produce it. The farm that grows the feed and rears the cattle (often these are two separate farms, for purposes of efficiency), the transport of milk to the cheese factory, the machine that packages it, the truck that transports it to the grocery store. Each of the steps required to bring cheese to this grocery store can again be broken down ad infinitum. The price of milk in New York State as of January 2008 was $20.70 per hundred pounds of milk (milk is priced by the weight because a disparity in fat content changes the overall weight of a given quantity of milk). This price is $6.04 higher than the milk price in January of 2007. Also consider the refrigeration unit required to keep the cheese from spoiling. The inefficiency of the open refrigeration is obvious. Although this also ties into the future of the cheese. Trader Joe's in Union Square does a brisk business and will probably turn over their entire stock of cheese in a few days. Thus, they aren't concerned with preserving the cheese for an extended period of time. The packaging will be thrown away and make its way to a landfill.
Back in 2001, I was hauling a load of Broccoli from Loredo, TX. While having lunch in Georgia, I mentioned to a young fellow that I had a reefer load, up from Mexico. He got quiet for a moment then he whispered that I shouldn't say that so loud, as there were a lot of State Troopers having lunch there. All of the trucker present laughed in a rauchous manner as we explained that a reefer is a refrigeration unit. We as a group are starved for entertainment, I guess.