Table of Contents
- 1 What is a vehicle?
- 1.1 What Are Vehicles Used For?
- 1.2 Temperature Controlled Vehicles for your transportation & Logistics needs
- 1.3 How temperature controlled Vehicle Units work
- 1.4 Thermal insulation
- 1.5 Thermal engineering
- 1.6 Styrofoam
- 1.7 Wood boarding
- 1.8 Fiberglass
- 1.9 GRP resin interior
- 1.10 Temperature control
- 1.11 What are the Components used in your Vehicle / conversions built with?
- 1.12 Vehicle Cargo Options
- 1.13 Types of Vehicles
- 1.14 Recommended Vehicles
- 1.15 Vehicle Features
- 1.16 Optional Extras
- 1.17 How many Vehicles do you keep in stock at your dealership?
- 1.18 How much does a Vehicle cost?
What is a vehicle?
A vehicle is a machine that is specifically designed for transportation. It can be used to transport people or goods. A vehicle that is used for transportation includes; vans, bicycles, airplanes, ships and more. Most vehicles can be used to transport both people, and cargo. At Glacier Vehicles, we provide a large selection of vehicles that are excellent, for the transportation of goods. Our new refrigerated vans are great for transporting perishable goods, such as meat, vegetables and fish. We have both vans that run on petrol and those that run on diesel. We carry trusted manufacturers like Mercedes, Toyota, Nissan, Iveco, Ford, Peugeot and others that are available in the United Kingdom. We can also provide you with the specific brand and model of refrigeration vehicle that you want. You can also get a truck which is not a refrigerated one, and we will do a conversion, to turn it into a refrigerator truck.
What Are Vehicles Used For?
A vehicle is used for transporting people and goods, from one location to another. Our used fridge vans are used for delivering fresh, perishable products that have a short shelf life e.g. Food such as meat, vegetables, other frozen foods, and medical supplies. These types of freight need to be transported at a specific temperature, for guaranteed food safety.
Temperature Controlled Vehicles for your transportation & Logistics needs
Our refrigerated vehicles are excellent for transporting precious cargo. They will serve you, if your business is in the supply chain. Facilitating distribution, while protecting the quality of cargo you deliver, is essential in the cold chain, and using a refrigeration truck will guarantee you seamless logistics.
How temperature controlled Vehicle Units work
Refrigerator trucks like some dry goods panel vans, have specific processes that are responsible for making it an insulated area. The processes include;
A refrigerated van makes use of an insulated airtight compartment, which is used to store food and other precious freight. Insulation is very important, for a successful refrigerator truck. The insulation used in the vehicle is mostly of higher quality, and a lot thicker than the insulation used in a household refrigerator.
Thermal engineering is a four part process that ensures that the refrigerator part of a vehicle is fully functional. The process includes;
Styrofoam helps to minimize the amount of chilling escaping the vehicle, as much as possible. For a refrigerated van, the thickness can be up to 50mil and 75mil for a freezer. The density of foam (PCF) is calculated by the pounds per cubic foot.
This process ensures that the wood used in the vehicle is treated, to prevent rot, by using anti-bacterial fungicides that are safe for food.
This is used as interior sheeting, in a refrigeration vehicle. It acts as a keying agent, for the GRP resin used.
GRP resin interior
The vehicle will be finished with a wet lay roller that is similar to resin flooring. When it dries, it is 100% hygienic, and becomes a loading area that can be cleaned easily. The refrigerated vans use a direct mechanism that powers the refrigeration compartment, with power generated by the engine. This powers the refrigeration, fridge system, the condenser, the compressor and evaporator.
This is an important process that ensures the vehicle functions optimally. The vehicle draws air from outside, and circulates it. There is a partition wall that can be static or movable, which protects the people in the vehicle.
What are the Components used in your Vehicle / conversions built with?
We use GAH refrigeration systems in our refrigerator vans. The vehicle will have a 2 temp fan kit, from GAH. There will also be a dual compartment: Insulated Coolbox/Cargo Compartment, in the vehicle. The vehicle can have a freezer supporting 0 to -25 degrees, and a refrigerator supporting 0 to +5.
Vehicle Cargo Options
- Our vehicle cargo options include;
- Meat Rails
- Slide Drawers
- ‘Wet Load’ or ‘Slip Resistant’ floors
- Standby capability
- Extra Shelving or Racking
- Strip Curtains
Types of Vehicles
- LWB (Long wheel Base)
- MWB (Medium Wheel Base)
- SWB (Short Wheel Base)
- Small – Medium vehicle
These are 2 pallet vans, with internal lengths of between 2m to 2.5m. They can support a payload of between 400kg and 800kg, depending on the specifications. Vehicles in this category include;
- Ford Custom
- Renault Trafic
- Vauxhall Vivaro
- Mercedes Vito
- Volkswagen Transporter
- Citroen Dispatch
- Peugeot Expert
- Fiat Scudo
- Large Vans
- Ford Transit
Medium – Large Vehicle These are 3 to 4 pallet vans that have an internal length of between 2.9m and 4.2m. They can support a payload of between 800kg and 1300kg, depending on the specifications. Vehicles in this category include;
- Mercedes Sprinter
- Volkswagen Crafter
- Ford Transit
- Renault Master
- Vauxhall Movano
- Nissan NV400
- Citroen Relay
- Fiat Ducato
- Peugeot Boxer
- Iveco Daily
The following features come with the vehicle as a standard
- Multi Point Check
- Remainder of Manufacturer’s Warranty
- Glacier Vehicles, 12 months Warranty
- Fridge System, 12 month Warranty
- Call out to mainland UK
- Free of charge delivery
- Conversions are New
- Standby Facility e.g. Wedding Caterer
Extras that can be added to the vehicle upon request include;
- LED daytime running lights
- Air Conditioning
- Cruise Control
- Rear Parking Sensors
- Satellite Navigation
How many Vehicles do you keep in stock at your dealership?
At Glacier Vehicles, our vehicle stock is always being updated. There are always new vehicles available for purchase, whenever you visit.
How much does a Vehicle cost?
We have a variety of vehicles available, such as new freezer vans and used freezer vans with different specifications and prices. We have flexible payment options, which you can take advantage. For more information about the price of a specific vehicle, or for general information, call us on 0208 668 7579
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