Commercial Refrigerated Trailer Rentals in Chicago, IL

Refrigerated trailer rental is a necessary expense for those who deal in perishable goods in Chicago, IL. With refrigerated trailers, also known as reefer trailers, your cargo can be kept at the right temperature ensuring a reliable transport and delivery of goods like food, pharmaceuticals, and cosmetics. Whether you are transporting sensitive products directly to customers in Illinois or storing for a later date, use the COOP platform to rent a refrigerated trailer when your business needs seasonal flexibility.

Common Refrigerated Trailer Features

Size and Dimensions

  • Lengths available: 28 ft., 45 ft., 48 ft., 53 ft.
  • Widths available: 96" or 102"
  • Inside heights up to 110"

Construction and Insulation

  • Heavy-duty duct floors
  • 3-inch insulation for improved temperature control
  • Aluminum body construction
  • Flooring options: Metal or wooden

Door Types

  • Full-swing or roll-up doors
  • Door placement options: Side and back

Compartment Flexibility

  • Flexible multi-compartment reefer rentals available in select markets

Load Capacity

  • Can carry up to 55,000 lbs of load
  • Licensed GCW (Gross Combination Weight) up to 65,000 lbs

Engine and Power

  • Electronic engines with improved power and fuel efficiency
  • Separate power supply for the cargo compartment

Refrigeration System

  • Diesel, Gas, or Electric-Powered Refrigeration Systems
  • Separate fuel tank for powering the refrigeration system
  • Single Temperature or Multi-Temp Units

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The specifications listed are based upon COOP's most commonly rented fleet. They are not the exact measurements of all fleet vehicles rented by COOP. Specifications will vary by make, model, and year of trailer.

Trailer Rental Options

No matter the job, enjoy the freedom of flexibility at competitive rates.

Seasonal demand with excess capacity

Efficiently secure trailers and vehicles for use during peak times.

Short & long term rentals

Get more choices to meet immediate needs or fulfill extended requests.

Bulk rentals

Streamline your fleet operations with multiple vehicles.

Storage Trailers

A secure and convenient solution for storing inventory.

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Bulk Commercial Vehicle Rentals

Looking for a large quantity of Refrigerated Trailers? Our team can help with all large-scale transportation needs for maximum efficiency and savings.

Get negotiated rates
Bulk rentals provide the opportunity for a price break on reservations.
Pick-up and source multiple vehicles from one location

With COOP, you have the ability to choose from hundreds of pick-up locations across the nation or locally in Illinois.

Vehicle repositioning and transfers
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Available Refrigerated Trailer Types

On the COOP platform, common variations of Refrigerated Trailers listed for rent in Chicago, IL include:

Multiple Temperature Zone

This variant has different temperature controls for a single cargo space area. The purpose of this is to align temperatures with the specific needs of each product. This way, goods needing varying temperatures can be transported in one or fewer trips.

Wooden Floor

Wooden floor models help to protect freight during rough journeys. This floor type also aids with better circulation of air within the cargo space. Leveraging the variant secures your goods from damage during transit.

Metallic Floor

Metallic floor variants are often adopted for their durability. Being made of aluminum, the floor reduces the vehicle's weight, making it easier to handle. It also retains the set temperature for longer hours, preserving the goods in transit for as long as it is required.

Front Fixed

These are the most popular variants. They are so-called because the temperature control unit is installed at the front of the vehicle, they have only one control component. This is in the cargo compartment. Temperature control usually comes with independent power from the rest of the vehicle.

Refrigerated Trailer Brands

COOP offers multiple brands of rentals in Chicago, IL, check below for some potential brands for rent depending on availability.

Great Dane

Everest, Alpine, and Johnson are prominent models in Great Dane's lineup. From its innovation in antimicrobial transport technology to being a force in the sector, Great Dane has moved to improve its reefers. The company's refrigerated trailers have different temperature tunings for cargo, endure well on the road, and can be customized for specific uses.


A signature element of Hyundai designs is its air-ride system. The feature protects fragile products from damage. Trailers are also fitted with sufficient space for versatility. In addition, Hyundai designs trailers for particular freight needs. For instance, the Thermotech SP model was made for transporting groceries.


The Utility brand is a consistently innovative one. Over time, the manufacturer has improved the functionalities of its refrigerated trailers, enabling them to meet separate needs. In addition, trailers offer temperature features that adapt to the cargo on board.


A stand-out feature of Wabash refrigerated trailers is the all-round quality of the design. Wabash engineers its trailer to provide value in terms of use and maintenance. The trailers also come light and have the optimal fuel economy. For protection against the climate, trailers are built to resist corrosive elements.

Thermo King

Thermo King is an industry leader in the manufacture of cold chain equipment. Notably, it has an inclusive suite of refrigerated trailers with varying functionalities. Its products are great for conveying food and dairy products without damage.

Renter Testimonial

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“The supply of short-term rental trucks was almost impossible. COOP was able to help by connecting us to equipment Owners that weren’t utilizing their fleets.”

Paul Meador
President, Everglades Harvesting Inc.

“I like the convenience of being able to pick up the vehicles when I need them, check them out on the app, take pictures, and get on the road.”

Jondra Grier
Manager, Mt. Pisgah Food Pantry

Refrigerated Trailer Uses

The commercial fleet vehicles rented on COOP can be used for any of your business needs. Here are some examples of the types of uses for Refrigerated Trailers rented on COOP.

Medical Equipment

Medical equipment is transported using refrigerated trailers to prevent contamination. For specific pieces of equipment, the temperature has to be pegged at 35°F to 46°F. Refrigerated trailers are therefore essential to maintaining equipment standards.

Food Delivery

Primary among the uses of refrigerated trailers is the delivery of food items. To retain perishable food quality, it has to be preserved under specific temperatures. If your business involves making food deliveries, a refrigerated trailer rental is perfect for your use.

Flower Delivery

Keeping flowers in good shape requires that they are kept from heat. To this end, refrigerated trailers are important assets. Using one will keep your flowers fresh till they are delivered to your final customers.


Can I use a refrigerated rental trailer for my business?

Yes. COOP offers a variety of refrigerated trailers for rent; you can find the best fit for your business on the platform.

How much does it cost to rent a refrigerated trailer for a month?

The price you incur depends largely on the size and type of the refrigerated trailer. When you rent with COOP, you can rent from $60 for each day.

Where can I rent a refrigerated trailer?

You can rent a refrigerated trailer with the COOP platform. When you sign up, you can choose the one that best meets your business needs.

Who is COOP?

Our cutting-edge platform lets your business unlock the ability to rent and list quality trailers and new and late-model trucks, tractors, and vans all in one place. Backed by Ryder’s team of experts and years of extensive knowledge in the industry, we’re empowering companies to maximize the potential of their fleet operations.

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How COOP Works

With thousands of dry van, refrigerated, flatbed trailers, chassis, and new and late-model power units to choose from, COOP makes it easy for businesses to find more than just a rental vehicle. Here’s how you can too:


Create Your Account

After completing the registration form, a COOP member will connect with you to set up your free account. Then, get ready to start reserving!


Find Your Vehicles

You can use various filters or speak with our expert team to search for the equipment that perfectly fits your business’s needs. Request to reserve vehicles directly from a mobile device or desktop computer.



Once at the pick-up location, drivers will upload photos of the vehicle’s condition on the platform and get the keys from the vehicle’s owner to begin a rental and get on the road.



To complete reservations, simply have drivers return the vehicles to their designated locations, hand off the keys, and upload some return pictures. Pay the daily rate and mileage, and you're done!

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Included with all reservations, we strive to get you the services you need and connect you with a local vendor to get you back on the road as quickly as possible.

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Carefully Vetted Vehicles

Our vehicle requirements are set in place to make sure your business receives regularly serviced and well-maintained vehicles in good working condition.

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