Best Refrigerators for Truck Drivers

Read here about some features, pros and cons of several top models of compact fridges a truck driver can use on the journey

Best Refrigerators for Truck Drivers

This is quite obvious that truck drivers spend a lot of time driving long distances. I think there can be no doubt that a 40-hours journey is a very tiring adventure, and he needs to have a stock of various staff with him, to make it a little more comfortable, like drinks, some food or snacks.

However, especially in hot climates, a driver needs a fridge. Fridge can be used to store:

  • food and snacks, to prevent it from going sour;
  • drinks to keep them cold;
  • medicines and cosmetics – even truck drivers might need it from time to time.

See below the list of the top 5 fridges a truck driver can use, describing their pros and cons. This is just a brief overview, for more detailed information please visit the detailed review made by HMD Trucking here:

Top 5 fridges for truck driver

1. Whynter 62 Quart Dual Zone Portable Fridge

This compact stainless steel powerful refrigerator will not occupy a lot of space providing a capacity of ≈60 L, it works under 12V. It is suitable for car/van/truck use, holds the temperature well and can be used as a freezer too. Quite reliable device made from stainless steel.


  • Adjustable temperature ranges with “fast freeze mode”;
  • Can be used both as a fridge and a freezer;
  • Has a dual zone so you may organize the space in the fridge the way convenient for you;
  • Can be plugged in with both AC power and the DC power at the same time;
  • Two removable wire baskets;
  • Insulated lid and walls;
  • Doesn’t produce noise while working.


  • Price, quite expensive;
  • Not very reliable grips on each side;
  • Short power supply cord.


This model is also quite compact and its modern design allows it to perfectly fit into any truck. This device will surely impress you with its functionality as it covers all your needs keeping the food fresh and cold. Actually it is really good for the price and can become an utility you will be happy with for a long period of time.


  • Price;
  • Size;
  • Very practical with a reversible door, leveling legs and adjustable temperature control;
  • Easy to clean;
  • Low noise. 


  • May need additional adaptors to plug in your truck;
  • Works under voltage of 219 watts.

 3. Dometic CRX1050

This one is a representative of style due to its exquisite design. Also it has quite steady installation, so it wouldn’t be flying all over the truck.


  • Works under 12 V;
  • Comact;
  • Solid;
  • Removable compartments;
  • Easy to install.


  • Manual defrost system;
  • Doesn’t keep temperature very well.

 4. Cooluli 15L Mini Fridge

Very compact fridge, easy to carry even with one hand. However, it also has a good capacity, so you can fit everything there from food to medical products.


  • Works under 12 V;
  • Size;
  • Quickly Switching from Cooling to Warming;
  • Dual-voltage Operation Modes.


  • It is not compatible with some power sources.

 5. SMETA 12V Volt Refrigerator

Smeta fridge looks smart, its design allows it to fit both to a kitchen in a house and to any kind of vehicle.


  • Size;
  • Automatic defrost system;
  • Equipped with a lock.


  • Operating voltage of the refrigerator is 12V, however you can power it with battery/solar panels only as long as it has the option of the 12V voltage;
  • Need to wait up to 24 h before the first use.


Even after a detailed review of the features of the most interesting models of fridges it still seems to be quite hard to make a right choice as they have nearly the same characteristics. However it is possible to choose the right one that would suit you personal needs better if you consider the following:

  • size of the installation site in your truck;
  • products, you are going to store in the fridge;
  • whether it fits the interior design of your cabin.

Also it is very important to consider whether your truck is equipped with an extra socket that you can dedicate to the fridge permanently. 

However there is one more easy way to get a fridge in your truck – just join the workforce of HDM Trucking and you will not need to stick to your PC for hours to choose the best device. HDM Trucking company has made this choice for you. All its trucks are equipped with mini fridges and other necessary devices for comfortable driving.

So, we hope that the tips above will really help you to acquire the right fridge for yourself and wish you to stay cool on the road.

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