From the outside, dry vans and reefer trailers look nearly identical (minus the refrigeration unit). When deciding on the new vehicle for your fleet, ask yourself these questions:

What cargo is the trailer hauling? Does the cargo require consistent temperature control? Is it perishable or non-perishable? What is the load size?

The main difference between a dry van and a reefer van is temperature control. Keep reading to learn more about which trailer suits your needs.

Dry Vans

Dry vans typically haul dry goods like non-perishable foods, office supplies, furniture, clothing, boxed items, and other palleted materials. When you see a semi on the highway, it’s most likely a dry van carrying non-perishable goods.

Refrigerated Trailers

Reefer vans transport temperature-sensitive “wet” cargo, like fresh produce, frozen goods, dairy, pharmaceuticals, hazardous materials, and even artwork! Anything that requires consistent temperature regulation should be hauled in a refrigerated (reefer) van.

Hyundai Translead’s reefer trailer walls have pressure filled insulation in all wall cavities, providing a great quality of insulation value on every trialer. Hyundai offers fantastic insulation quality on the market, which allows temperatures to stay right where they are needed to satisfy your customer demands.

Hyundai Translead

We are dedicated to supplying our customers with the highest quality available at Kingpin Trailers. That is why we proudly partner with world-class manufacturers like Hyundai Translead, the leading manufacturers in North America’s hauling and transportation industry. Hyundai is the industry-leading manufacturer of the highest quality dry and refrigerated semi-trailers, flatbeds, chassis, and dollies available on the market.

In 1994, Hyundai Translead was the first trailer manufacturer in North America to receive the ISO 9001 certification and has been successfully recertified every year since. Hyundai Translead manufactures quality you can trust because they are committed to continually improving, innovating and technologically advancing for their customers.

Anti-Corrosion Features

One of the many ways Hyundai Translead stands out is its Anti-Corrosion Package; it includes hot-dipped galvanization as a standard feature. Hot-dip galvanizing is the process of immersing fabricated steel into molten zinc combination of metals. It provides superior corrosion resistance, maintenance-free longevity, incredible durability, and is environmentally sustainable.

All Hyundai Translead steel components are hot dip galvanized to increase the vehicle’s life cycle. Remarkably, because of this galvanization, rust is greatly reduced and your trailer life cycle is greatly increased. You can spot galvanized steel by the surface’s crystallized pattern called a ‘spangle’ or a matte steel finish.

Shop With Kingpin

Is it time to expand your fleet? Shop at Kingpin Trailers for all of your trailer needs. Parts, repairs, inspections and maintenance; you name it, we can do it.

Our current dry van selection includes the 2024 Hyundai Composite XT 53′ Dry Van Trailer; Tandem Axle, and the 2024 Hyundai HyCube 53′ Dry Van Trailer.

For reefer trailers, we currently have the 2024 Hyundai Thermotech 53′ Reefer Trailer, tandem axle and ThermoKing Precedent S-600 refrigeration unit. There is also the 2024 Hyundai Thermotech 53′ Reefer Trailer, tandem axle, with a Carrier X4 7300 refrigeration unit.

Get In Touch

Kingpin Trailers is proud to be a leading supplier in the hauling and transportation industry. Our offices are in Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary and Winnipeg. Replacing or purchasing a new trailer for your fleet has never been easier. Kingpin also offers in-house financing and leasing for trader purchases of dry vans and flat decks.

Don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions regarding dry vans, reefer trailers, or trailer parts.