Specification (technical standard)

A specification (often abbreviated as spec) is an explicit set of requirements to be satisfied by a material, design, product, or service. Should a material, product, or service fail to meet one or more of the applicable specifications, it may be referred to as being out of specification; the abbreviation OOS may also be used.

Why You Should Consider the Specifications of Your Delivery Vehicles  Before Purchase

Punctuality and safety are some of the biggest concerns in the temperature-controlled transport and logistics industry. Achieving these things lies in one thing, the technical standard (specification) of the trucks or vans used for delivery.

Generally, how well a truck or van will perform is determined by its specifications. That is why, essentially, you should have the technical standard of every van checked and certified before purchase. Checking technical standards will help you decide whether the  van or truck fits the requirements of your business, or not. If you fail to carry out such checks, you may find out after purchase that the vehicle you’ve  acquired does not suit your needs, which will be most unfortunate for you and your business.

For this reason, we at Glacier Vehicles always find out the specific business needs of our customers, so we can recommend a van with the right specifications for them. We also meticulously go through the technical standard of every van before discharging them. This is to ensure that the standard is accurate, in relation to our customers’ needs.

Our specialists are always available for questions and recommendations. Call 0208 668 7579 now.

What a Van’s Specifications Consist of

A van that is suitable for the temperature-controlled transport business has to have the following areas checked and certified.


The reason a a van or truck moves is because of the engine. Most times also, the engine  powers the van’s refrigeration system. Therefore, a van with poor engine efficiency won’t only be slow in pace, it will equally supply less than needed energy to the cooling system. This will then destabilise the temperature control capacity of the van.


Torque refers to a vehicle‘s pulling capacity. Every van or truck is expected to be fast on delivery. That may not be achieved if the vehicle‘s pulling capacity is of a low standard. For that reason, the torque of a van or truck is one of those things to be sure of before purchasing it.

Power to Weight Ratio

This has to do with the ratio of energy  that the engine of a vehicle generates in relation to the weight the engine can carry. As the engines of logistics vans naturally, and consistently, carry weight, their power-to-weight-ratio has to be determined before acquisition.

Security Specifications

The things summed up as security specifications include an anti-lock braking system, airbags, hill climb/descend assist, and others. How secure a delivery van will be on the road can be calculated by how standard the above facilities are. If they are not in a good state, the safety of the vehicle can simply not be guaranteed. 

The above standards and security features in delivery vehicles are the kind of things only a professional understands completely. Again, that they are functioning well at one particular time doesn’t mean that they will always continue to do so. Their constant use subjects them to natural wear and tear.

So, the best way to make sure that those  features in your trucks do not fail at any moment is to have them regularly maintained. You can always call on us for regular maintenance of all the technical features in your truck.

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