It can be nerve-wracking driving a large vehicle for the first time. Whether you’ve got a new job that requires you to drive a van, or simply find you need more space.
There are a few things you can do to minimise your worry when on the road and help you approach this new venture with confidence.
Step one is to check you have the correct insurance. This applies whether driving your own purchased van, or whether just hiring.
This will cover you should anything happen to you whilst on the road, and you can rest easy knowing that legally you comply and have saved yourself from potentially extortionate fees if an accident occurs.Read more ›
Refrigerated vehicles serve a number of purposes, from transporting produce, poultry and flowers to important medicines and vaccinations.
If you’re the owner or user of a refrigerated vehicle, it is crucial to ensure your vehicle is able to serve these purposes without spoiling produce, leading to wasted goods or unhappy customers.
This guide will help you to schedule and perform basic maintenance on your refrigerated vehicle.Read more ›
If your not someone that uses a temperature controlled vehicle regularly you may not know how to set the temperature in one and it’s actually so much easier then you’d think!
To be honest if your using one of these vehicles in the first place it is imperative that the temperature is set correctly so you can ensure what ever your trying to keep cool or even frozen, stays that way.Read more ›
Does your business rely on having refrigerated transport to help you transport goods from A to B? If so, choosing a reliable, efficient and effective refrigerated vehicle should be high on your priority list. Whether you are looking for refrigerated vehicle hire or looking to purchase a fridge van conversion here are some things you should look for.
What van will best suit your needs?
Chiller/fridge van, dual temperature / dual compartment van, freezer van and so on. Depending on the type of goods that you will be transporting will ultimately dictate the type of refrigerated vehicle that you will need.
Remember certain food products will need to be transported at different temperatures so this is something that you need to be aware of.Read more ›
The EU and UK Legislation for the transport of perishable foods states “that manufacturers should have suitable temperature controlled handling and storage facilities that can maintain food at appropriate temperatures and enable these temperatures to be monitored controlled and recorded. There are also specific temperature requirements for chilled and frozen food products.”
Ensuring that we are keeping up with our customer’s demands for both non chilled, chilled and frozen goods at RVR we offer dual temperature refrigerated vehicles. This allows users to transport goods in either a chiller compartment or a frozen compartment. A dual temperature refrigerated vehicle is particularly useful for those who transport different foods that must be kept at different temperatures.Read more ›
RVR have been busy working on our latest conversion that took us approximately two weeks to complete.
In this instance, this refrigerated conversion has been created so that it is suitable for multi-temperature operation. This would allow an individual to transport goods at different temperatures. It is controlled by a removable insulated bulkhead with a fan kit and temperature control.Read more ›
With summer just around the corner, having a vehicle that can keep products chilled and frozen is important for a lot of businesses out there.
Fishmongers, event caterers, mobile chefs and butchers are among perfect fits for refrigerated vans.
Even florists can benefit from our van rental because they can keep their flowers lasting fresher for longer, particularly if they are facing a long day of deliveries.
Owning your own refrigerated van can allow you to incorporate your own brand or logo on the side of your vehicle.
Owning a refrigerated van can be a heavy investment, but we offer competitive prices for van rentals, in different sizes while offering van conversions, so maybe you already own a van and want it converted.
We will make sure that we find the right vehicle for you at the best price.
The annual Commercial Vehicle Show commences at the NEC Birmingham today, which will see over 20,000 business visitors and hundreds of exhibitors attending the show that displays vehicles, from trucks to vans to forklift trucks!
Also on display include tyre manufacturers, insurers and fuel producers while some of the world’s leading vehicle manufacturers such as Ford and Volkswagen will be displaying their new van models.
There will be a huge range of refrigerated vehicles on display in the Cool Sector of the arena, which will also include bodywork, latest refrigerating units, temperature equipment and other products.
For more information on the event including images and videos, visit the Commercial Vehicle Show website below.
Different speed limits apply when driving a refrigerated truck/ vehicle that is under 7.5 tonnes.
See below for a basic guidance on refrigerated vans speed limits on different roads. However please be mindful you should always be aware of other speed restrictions that might be in place.
Housed areas / areas with street lamps– 30 mph
Single Carriageway – 50 mph
Dual Carriageway 60 mph
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