Project: Buyer's Guide to Refrigerated Transport Equipment

Reference: TE248

Last update: 20/01/2006 15:53:34


This guide aims to help you understand the operational advantages and disadvantages
of a range of refrigerated transport equipment, helping you make an informed
decision on what equipment will suit your business needs.


Typically the capital cost of refrigerated transport equipment may
account for less than 50% of its whole-life cost when maintenance
and other operating expenses are taken into account. As a result,
accurate specification of equipment will, over time, result in greater
operational efficiencies, which can ultimately save you money.


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Contract details

Cost to the Department: £12,000.00

Actual start date: 01 June 2004

Actual completion date: 01 September 2005


Buyer’s Guide to Regrigerated Transport Equipment
Author: Freight Best Practice programme
Publication date: 01/09/2005
Source: Freight Best Practice programme
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Summary of results

  1. Drive and system types
    Use this section to gain an understanding of how each of the different systems work.
    Comparison of available systems
    Use the table in this section to compare the operational advantages and
    disadvantages of each system and the vehicles most suited to the system.
    Additional considerations
    Use this section to make sure you are aware of the other factors that you need to
    consider when specifying and purchasing a system.
    Further information
    Use the information in this section to learn more about how Freight Best Practice
    can help you and to access other information and advice.