Refrigerated Truck Rental Market

Global Refrigerated Truck Rental Market Research Report Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends, Regional Analysis, Competitor Analysis and Forecast 2024-2032: By Rental Type (Short-term, Long-term), By Truck Type (Light, Medium, Heavy), By Downstream Field (Food and Beverages, Retail, Others), and Region (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of the World)

Automobile & Transportation | March 2024 | Report ID: EMR00640 | Pages: 251

The global refrigerated truck rental market was valued at USD 65.87 billion in 2023 and is estimated to reach approximately USD 153.87 billion by 2032, at a CAGR of 9.8% from 2024 to 2032.

Industries needing to deliver perishable goods at a controlled temperature might benefit greatly from the refrigerated truck rental sector. Rental companies offer adaptable solutions for transient or seasonal demands without requiring ownership, a need that is expanding from industries like food and pharmaceuticals. Advanced refrigeration technology installed in these vehicles guarantees that cargo is transported in an undamaged state. Different fleets, effective logistics, and attentive customer care are ways that market participants compete. The refrigerated truck rental market is a crucial part of supply chain management that meets changing industry expectations as companies prioritize cost-effectiveness and scalability more and more.




Report Attribute


Estimated Market Value (2023)

65.87 Bn

Projected Market Value (2032)

153.87 Bn

Base Year


Forecast Years

2024 - 2032

Scope of the Report

Historical and Forecast Trends, Industry Drivers and Constraints, Historical and Forecast Market Analysis by Segment- By Rental Type, By Truck Type, By Downstream Field, & Region

Segments Covered

By Rental Type, By Truck Type, By Downstream Field, & Region

Forecast Units

Value (USD Billion or Million), and Volume (Units)

Quantitative Units

Revenue in USD million/billion and CAGR from 2024 to 2032

Regions Covered

North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and Middle East & Africa, and the Rest of World

Countries Covered

U.S., Canada, Mexico, U.K., Germany, France, Italy, Spain, China, India, Japan, South Korea, Brazil, Argentina, GCC Countries, and South Africa, among others

Report Coverage

Market growth drivers, restraints, opportunities, Porter’s five forces analysis, PEST analysis, value chain analysis, regulatory landscape, market attractiveness analysis by segments and region, company market share analysis, and COVID-19 impact analysis.

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Global Refrigerated Truck Rental Dynamics

Various factors, including as seasonal demand changes, economic situations, technical improvements, and regulatory requirements, influence the dynamics of the refrigerated truck rental business. Rental rates increase during periods of high demand, such as the summer and vacations. Growth in the industry and total shipping volumes are influenced by economic developments. Modern technological innovations like GPS tracking and remote temperature monitoring improve dependability and efficiency. Market practices are shaped by adherence to changing legislation regarding emissions and food safety. Increased competition amongst rental firms spurs innovation in fleet management and service offerings.


Global Refrigerated Truck Rental Drivers

  • Increasing Demand for Perishable Goods Transportation

The growing popularity of online grocery delivery services, the expansion of worldwide trade in perishable goods, and consumers' inclination towards fresh and organic products are all contributing factors to the growing demand for perishable goods transportation. Retailers and distributors strive to satisfy consumer demand by finding dependable and efficient transportation options that prioritize convenience and health-conscious selections. This market segment has been growing because of improvements in cold chain logistics and refrigeration technology, which have increased confidence in preserving product quality and safety during travel.  

  • Growth of E-commerce and Online Grocery Delivery

The rise in demand for perishable goods transportation can be attributed, in part, to the development of e-commerce and online grocery delivery. Delivery of perishable goods, such as fresh produce, dairy, and meats, must be quick and dependable as more and more customers choose the convenience of online shopping. To preserve the integrity and quality of these goods while they are in transit, retailers and logistics firms must invest in refrigerated transportation options. This trend is being driven by innovation and expansion in the refrigerated truck rental market by changing lifestyles, urbanization, and the desire for same-day or next-day delivery choices.



  • Fluctuating Fuel Costs and Operational Expenses

Fuel price volatility might result in higher operational expenses, which can affect rental companies' profit margins. In addition, excessive fuel costs may discourage prospective clients from using refrigerated truck services, particularly in recessionary times. The whole financial burden is further increased by operating costs like insurance, maintenance, and driver compensation, which restricts the accessibility of rental services. As a result, rental companies struggle to sustain profitability in the face of these unpredictable and frequently shifting expenses while yet offering competitive pricing.

  • Challenges in Maintaining Consistent Temperature Control

Temperature variations during transportation can jeopardize perishable goods' quality and safety, resulting in spoilage, inventory loss, and possibly legal problems for rental companies. These difficulties are caused by variables including the outside weather, incorrect loading methods, and equipment failures. Although they need a lot of resources, ensuring adequate insulation, maintaining refrigeration systems, and training drivers are essential. Ineffectively handling these issues can lead to unhappy clients, reputational harm, and higher operating expenses, all of which can impair the stability and profitability of rental services.



  • Integration of IoT and Advanced Telematics for Fleet Management

Rental companies can have real-time visibility into the performance of their fleet, temperature monitoring, and vehicle diagnostics by utilizing IoT sensors and telematics technologies. This improves operating efficiency and reduces costs by enabling preventive maintenance, route optimization, and effective resource allocation. Furthermore, improved data analytics offer insightful information for competitive differentiation, decision-making, and customer service optimization. In general, rental companies can gain a competitive advantage by adopting IoT and telematics, since it can improve fleet management capabilities, customer happiness, and overall business performance.

  • Investing in Renewable Energy Technologies for Refrigeration

Rental companies can lessen their dependency on fossil fuels and cut down on carbon emissions by switching to renewable energy sources like solar or wind power to power their refrigeration units. This minimizes fuel expenses over time, which not only matches with sustainability goals but also lowers operating costs. Using renewable energy also improves a company's reputation as an environmentally concerned supplier, attracting eco-aware clients and creating opportunities for collaboration with companies that prioritize sustainability. In summary, the refrigerated truck rental business may achieve both economic sustainability and environmental stewardship by adopting renewable energy sources.


Segment Overview

  • By Rental Type

Based on rental type, the global refrigerated truck rental market is divided into short-term and long-term. The short-term category dominates the market with the largest revenue share in 2023. Businesses having transient or seasonal needs for chilled transportation, such as events, festivals, or short-term projects, are usually catered to by short-term rentals. These rentals are distinguished by their variable contracts, which can last anywhere from a few hours to many weeks. This flexibility enables firms to adjust their transportation requirements in response to changes in demand.
On the other hand, long-term rentals benefit organizations like supermarket chains, food wholesalers, and pharmaceutical firms that need refrigerated transportation on a regular or continuous basis. These long-term rentals, which might last many months or even years, give logistical operations stability and predictability.

  • By Truck Type

Based on the truck type, the global refrigerated truck rental market is categorized into light, medium, and heavy. The light category leads the global refrigerated truck rental market with the largest revenue share in 2023. Compared to medium and large trucks, light refrigerated vehicles usually have smaller dimensions and lower cargo capacity. These are frequently used for short- or local-distance perishable commodities transportation, including bringing in fresh fruit for catering events or local markets.  Larger than light trucks but smaller than big trucks are medium-sized refrigerated trucks. They are adaptable for a range of applications because they provide a balance between capacity and maneuverability.  The biggest and most potent cars available for rental in the refrigerated truck industry are heavy-duty trucks. These trucks are built for the long-haul, long-distance transportation of perishable goods because of their high payload capacity.

  • By Downstream Field

Based on the downstream field, the global refrigerated truck rental market is segmented into food and beverages, retail, and others. The food and beverages segment dominates the refrigerated truck rental market. Businesses that produce, distribute, and retail food and beverage items are included in this category. It covers industries like dairy, meat, fish, baking, food processing, and drinks. To move perishable goods like fresh produce, frozen foods, dairy products, and beverages from production facilities to distribution centers, retail stores, eateries, and customers, food and beverage companies frequently need refrigerated trucks. Supermarkets, grocery stores, convenience stores, and specialty retailers that sell perishable goods directly to customers make up the retail category. Refrigerated trucks are used by retailers to deliver fresh produce, dairy products, frozen meals, and other perishable goods from suppliers or distribution facilities to their stores.


Global Refrigerated Truck Rental Overview by Region

The global refrigerated truck rental market is categorized into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and the Rest of the World. North America emerged as the leading region, capturing the largest market share in 2023. The country's well-established logistics sector, vast infrastructure, and strong economy all contribute to the need for temperature-controlled transportation services. Furthermore, there is a significant need for refrigerated trucks due to the region's sizable food and beverage industry, which includes distribution, processing, and agriculture. Strong laws governing the quality and safety of food further emphasize the demand for dependable chilled transportation options. Moreover, North America leads the world in offering comprehensive and trustworthy refrigerated truck rental services thanks to technology improvements and a strong emphasis on efficiency and innovation.

Throughout the forecast period, Asia-Pacific is anticipated to post a significant CAGR. Numerous factors, such as fast urbanization, rising economies, and a burgeoning middle class with rising spending power, are responsible for this projection. The growing need for fresh and frozen items in the area, along with the thriving food and beverage industry, drives the demand for dependable refrigerated transportation services. The expected growth trajectory of the refrigerated truck rental market in Asia-Pacific is also influenced by the expansion of infrastructure, improvements in technology, and changing consumer expectations for quality and convenience.



Global Refrigerated Truck Rental Competitive Landscape

In the global refrigerated truck rental market, a few major players exert significant market dominance and have established a strong regional presence. These leading companies remain committed to continuous research and development endeavors and actively engage in strategic growth initiatives, including product development, launches, joint ventures, and partnerships. By pursuing these strategies, these companies aim to strengthen their market position, expand their customer base, and capture a substantial share of the market.

Some of the prominent players in the global refrigerated truck rental market include,

  • KookMate
  • Ryder System, Inc.
  • ReeferTek USA
  • Corp
  • Penske Corporation, Inc.
  • Polar Leasing, Inc.,
  • U-COOL Refrigeration
  • LLC
  • Fraikin Limited
  • The Hertz Corporation
  • Petit Forestier
  • Innocool, and various others.


Global Refrigerated Truck Rental Recent Developments

  • In August 2023, Truck Freezer Rentals, a Perth-based provider of refrigerated truck rentals, has officially been bought by Scully RSV. After the deal was finalized, Scully RSV expanded its product line to include refrigerated containers and more than doubled the number of vehicles and trailers it owned in Western Australia.
  • In June 2023, Volta Trucks announced a collaboration with Petit Forestier, a well-known European business that specializes in renting out refrigeration units.
    Through this agreement, truck lease and rental options with refrigeration will be made available in the UK and throughout Europe.  This builds on the previously disclosed purchase and supply arrangement between the two businesses.
  • In May 2023, With the acquisition of FridgeXpress, which offers short- and long-term chilled and freezer van rental to a nationwide network of food and pharmaceutical enterprises extending from Kent to Scotland, Northgate Vehicle Hire announces its entry into the chilled and freezer van rental market.


Scope of the Global Refrigerated Truck Rental Report

Refrigerated Truck Rental Market Report Segmentation



By Rental Type

  • Short-term
  • Long-term

By Truck Type

  • Light
  • Medium
  • Heavy

By Downstream Field

  • Food and Beverages
  • Retail
  • Others

By Geography

  • North America (USA, and Canada)
  • Europe (UK, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Russia and Rest of Europe)
  • Asia Pacific (Japan, China, India, Australia, Southeast Asia and Rest of Asia Pacific)
  • Latin America (Brazil, Mexico, and Rest of Latin America)
  • Middle East & Africa (South Africa, GCC, and Rest of Middle East & Africa)

Customization Scope

  • Available upon request


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Objectives of the Study

The objectives of the study are summarized in 5 stages. They are as mentioned below:

  • Global Refrigerated Truck Rental Market Size and Forecast: To identify and estimate the market size for the global refrigerated truck rental market segmented by rental type, by truck type, by downstream field, region and by value (in U.S. dollars). Also, to understand the consumption/ demand created by consumers of refrigerated truck rental between 2019 and 2032.
  • Market Landscape and Trends: To identify and infer the drivers, restraints, opportunities, and challenges for the global refrigerated truck rental market
  • Market Influencing Factors: To find out the factors which are affecting the sales of refrigerated truck rental among consumers
  • Impact of COVID-19: To identify and understand the various factors involved in the global refrigerated truck rental market affected by the pandemic
  • Company Profiling:  To provide a detailed insight into the major companies operating in the market. The profiling will include the financial health of the company's past 2-3 years with segmental and regional revenue breakup, product offering, recent developments, SWOT analysis, and key strategies.


Intended Audience

  • Industry Professionals
  • Investors and Financial Analysts
  • Supply Chain Managers
  • Government Agencies and Regulators

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Frequently Asked Questions

On the basis of Geography, the refrigerated truck rental market is classified into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and the Rest of the world
According to refrigerated truck rental market research, the market is expected to grow at a CAGR of ~9.8% over the coming years.
Asia-Pacific is expected to register the highest CAGR during 2024 - 2032
North America held the largest share in 2023.
The major players operating in the global market include KookMate, Ryder System , Inc., ReeferTek USA, Corp, Penske Corporation, Inc., Polar Leasing, Inc., U-COOL Refrigeration, LLC, Fraikin Limited, The Hertz Corporation, Petit Forestier, Innocool, and various others.

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