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We're often asked by customers who are new to the chilled transport business whether they really need a fridge van for their deliveries. In our experience, if the goods being transported are in any way perishable or temperature sensitive (e.g. pharmaceuticals), the answer is definitely YES!
Did you know that it is not just food and perishble products that need transporting in a temperature controlled vehicle or fridge van. Some pharmaceuticals and drugs also need to be kept at a particular temperature. No problem you might think. All you need to do is buy a fridge van and then you're good to go. This isn't actually the case; unlike foods like meat or dairy products that need transporting at a temperature of around 2° to 3° Celsius, pharmaceuticals actually need to be kept at a temperature closer to 8° or sometimes higher - around 18°. Great you might think, I don't need my fridge van to work that well and I can still carry them in my refrigerated van; not quite, some of the drugs being transported are not only extremely expensive, they can also be live saving.
Normally when you think of a home delivery van you think of a big box on the back of a chassis cab. Its usually parked in a cul-de-sac or street getting in everyones way.
We were asked by an established retail chain, to build a compact, economical and manouverable van that could be designed around their requirements to carry a certain number of crates of both frozen and chilled produce at the same time.
One of the things we pride ourself on here at CoolVan is the fact that our refrigerated van conversions are built by hand. Not only does this method allow us to build our fridge vans to feel solid and hard wearing it also allows us to offer a more bespoke option than what some of our competitors can offer.
We've got something to celebrate! This year sees the whole Coolvan team celebrating our 25th Anniversary!
Here at CoolVan we make buying a van as easy as pie!
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That's the CoolVan way!