Refrigerated transportation is in demand in various business areas. Refrigerator – a truck that is designed to transport goods that require compliance with a certain temperature regime. The body of the truck is a hermetically sealed body, inside which the set temperature is maintained. The refrigeration unit creates the required temperature. The thermal insulation layer of the van prevents temperature changes regardless of weather conditions.
Refrigerated cargo transportation allows for a long time to keep perishable food products fresh and usable, such as meat, fish and semi-finished products from them, dairy and confectionery products, fruits and vegetables. Other types of goods transported on vehicles with temperatures ranging from minus 25°C to plus 25°C are flowers and pharmaceuticals.
Refrigerated transportation is of particular importance when it is necessary to deliver cargo over long distances – to Europe from Ukraine or Moldova, the countries of the Caucasus, Asia and back from Europe. A temperature-controlled truck will keep your perishable goods safe throughout the trip, which can take days or weeks.
Types of refrigerators
Retail and wholesale trade networks cannot do without transport and logistics services. Freight transportation by refrigerators is one of the important components of the success of a trading enterprise. For a company to make a profit, it is necessary to ensure an uninterrupted supply of quality food and manufactured goods. The main task is to maintain the quality of products and goods at a high level. To create optimal conditions that will ensure the safety of consumer characteristics of goods, a refrigerator of the required class is selected. Main classes:
- A – temperature regime from 0 to plus 12 °C.
- B – temperature regime from minus 10 °C to plus 12 °C.
- C – temperature range from minus 20 °C to plus 12 °C.
Class C refrigerators are equipped with powerful refrigeration units. Isothermal vehicles on a car chassis are represented by trucks, semi-trailers and trailers. Due to the thermal insulation of the walls, the heat transfer coefficient does not exceed 0.4-0.7 W/(m2°C). Common models are semi-trailers with a sandwich panel for the floor. Refrigerators, depending on the type of equipment, can perform different functions – cooling, deep-freezing, heating. Special equipment allows you to maintain a certain humidity inside the van. The indicators are controlled by telematic sensors, with which you can remotely monitor the climatic conditions in the back of the refrigerator.
Rules for the transportation of goods by refrigerators
For each type of transported cargo, the optimal temperature regime is individually selected. The temperature for transporting fruits and vegetables varies from 0 °C to plus 10 °C. Chilled meat and fish products are transported at a temperature from minus 5 °C to plus 4 °C, milk and milk products – at a temperature from 0 °C to plus 5 °C. Transportation of goods by a refrigerator is regulated by the relevant legislative acts. Primary requirements:
- Sanitization of the inside of the van after the completion of the transportation of a consignment of goods.
- The presence of a sanitary passport, which is necessary for the free passage of customs control.
- The qualification of a driver who has undergone special training in driving a vehicle and a medical examination.
The truck is thoroughly tested before the flight. Mechanics inspect and check important mechanisms and assemblies in order to identify and eliminate malfunctions in a timely manner. Refrigerated transportation takes place without unpleasant surprises if the truck is prepared for the flight.
Where to order refrigerated transportation
The transport and logistics company “Fahrwest Logistics” (Poland) offers cargo transportation by refrigerators from Poland to Ukraine, Moldova, the countries of the Caucasus and Asia. We organize the transportation of any type of cargo to Poland and other European countries. Benefits for our clients:
- Team approach to work. Managers, logisticians, packers, loaders, drivers work on each project, which allows us to foresee any little things and minimize the risk of unforeseen situations along the way.
- Own vehicle fleet – trucks of various types and carrying capacities.
- Financial responsibility to the client according to the contract. In case of loss of cargo or its damage, we compensate the client for losses.
All refrigerated trucks are equipped with GPS systems, which allows you to determine the location of transported goods online at any time. Particular attention is paid to the development of the route. The efforts of logisticians are aimed at reducing the client’s costs by choosing the best route – the shortest, safest and most convenient.