The answer, according to an article in the latest edition of “The American Automobile”, is because they’re a cheap, convenient way of storing and maintaining refrigerated food.
The article, published by the US magazine, was written by an executive with a firm that designs refrigeration and air conditioning equipment, and it comes after a series of reports by the National Transportation Safety Board that have found a variety of safety problems with refrigerated vehicles.
The US Transportation Safety Institute, a federal agency, has recommended that all vehicles, including refrigerated trucks, be required to have refrigeration systems installed.
In October, the US Department of Transportation announced it would be making the requirement mandatory by 2025, in order to reduce the number of crashes.
“This is an important safety measure that will improve the safety of all vehicles on the road,” the Department of Homeland Security said in a statement.
But in an article published in the same issue of “Auto”, the author of the article, a former executive at an industrial chemicals firm, wrote that his firm had used refrigeration for over 50 years and that refrigeration was “not a big deal”.
“I have found the industry to be very protective of its products,” he wrote.
“The problem is that some manufacturers do not think the refrigeration system should be an integral part of the vehicle, especially in terms of cost,” he said.
“They believe that by replacing a part, the customer will get what they pay for.”
The author added that while he was in the industry “as a customer”, he “never thought that a refrigerator was a good idea”.
“We did not want to buy refrigeration because we didn’t think it was worth the cost,” the article reads.
“In fact, it is a bit of a stretch to call it refrigeration.
It is simply a way of getting the air and the water into the vehicle.”
In the article the author states that refrigerated refrigeration has been “a reliable, cost-effective, and effective method of storing air in vehicles since the early 1980s”.
In fact, refrigeration, and the equipment it employs, is used for over 1.4 million jobs worldwide.
The author also mentions that refrigerators are used by many other manufacturers, including Toyota, Honda, and Nissan.
In a press release issued on Friday, the National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) wrote that the new requirement is a “great step towards reducing the number and severity of safety incidents involving refrigeration.”
It also noted that the US has seen an increase in the number, and severity, of accidents involving refrigerated equipment.
NADA is calling on automakers to “make this important safety rule mandatory and enforce it as quickly as possible”.
“The NADA has repeatedly stated that the use of refrigeration should not be seen as a substitute for proper air conditioning,” the statement reads.
The statement continues: “This decision comes after NADA and its member manufacturers worked with the NADA to develop a set of safety and performance standards for refrigeration vehicles.
We continue to work with the automotive industry to ensure that vehicles are safe, effective and economical.
We are confident that our members are committed to ensuring that this critical safety issue is addressed, and we look forward to working with manufacturers and the auto industry to achieve this goal.”