Diesel vs Electric - THIS IS FOR COMPARISON PURPOSE ONLY - WE DO NOT OFFER DIESEL OR OTR TRAILERS

It is essential for many businesses to have large-scale, portable refrigeration or cold storage equipment on-site. Refrigerated containers and refrigerated trailers are used to store a wide variety of products and materials.

Once you’ve decided upon utilizing a refrigerated container or trailer, your next decision is an important one. Ask yourself this question…Should I go with an electric refrigerated container/trailer or a diesel trailer? The simplest way to decide is to review the cost. The chart below details the cost savings of an electric unit as opposed to a diesel trailer.

COST COMPARISON: DIESELvs ELECTRIC
Based on Low Monthly Usage (420 Hours) Based on High Monthly Usage (720 Hours)
Diesel Trailer: $3,610.00 Diesel Trailer: $5,545.00
Electric Container / Trailer: $2,490.00 Electric Container / Trailer: $2,735.00
Monthly Savings         $1,120.00 (32%) Monthly Savings         $2,810.00 (52%)
*Diesel trailer fees based on $900.00 per month rental fee, $5.45 per gallon of diesel fuel (usage of 1 gallon per hour) and $1.00 per engine run time hour *Electric fees based on $2,150.00 base per month rental rate and usage based on 6.5 kWh/hour @ $.125 per/kWh *On-highway diesel prices and average retail commercial price of electricity in cents per kWh for the Southeast are available online through the Energy Information Administration *Our refrigerated containers and trailers require either 230V or 460V 3-Phase power to operate efficiently.

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