Customizing Refrigerated Trucks and Vans the Emerald Way
Todd Cawley | May 1st, 2023
Finding a refrigerated vehicle that meets all your transportation needs can be a long, complicated process. It can be difficult to find everything you want from the in-stock units at a lot. If you cannot find a ready-made vehicle that is the right fit, you may consider having a vehicle customized. However, the way this is normally done has its limitations.
Unfortunately, the process typically takes months. You start with the chassis dealer, which could take a week or more, then you have to wait six to eight weeks for the results. Then it takes about four weeks for the body to be built, two more weeks for custom-fitting, at least another two weeks for delivery, and finally, another week or so for dealer servicing. And, this is only if there aren’t any delays or other issues that come up!
Just reading this vehicle-modding method might have worn you out or caused some stress. However, there’s a way that’s not only possible, but easy to get the refrigerated vehicle you need–the Emerald Way!
At Emerald Transportation Solutions, we specialize in efficient, cost-effective transportation services. In our more than 20 years in the industry, we’ve learned a thing or two about refrigerated truck and van modifications. Below is a brief look at why our process beats all the other competitors:
- Efficient – We get down to business. It only takes us four weeks to customize your vehicle from start to finish, cutting out all those absurd wait times. Just let us know what you’re looking for, and we’ll take it from there, ensuring you get a perfect product every time.
- Cost Effective – Instead of dealing with multiple vendors/dealers, you’ll only be doing business with Emerald. This helps you avoid high costs and the hassles of trying to work simultaneously with several companies. Our clients save hundreds, even thousands, of dollars by buying directly from us.
- Straightforward – Emerald makes choosing your truck and van options simple. We won’t burden you with technical terms and confusing charts. We offer three size options and four temperature control levels. We’ll help you make an informed decision about the best unit for your specific needs, based on your products/goods, quantities, and distribution/transportation specifications.
- Safety First – After you’ve picked out your unit and modifications, we execute an extensive certification process to ensure that each component of your vehicle meets or exceeds applicable operational requirements. We make sure your customized equipment complies with the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agreement on the International Carriage of Perishable Goods (ATP).
Don’t put your business on hold while you wait for customized refrigerated trucks and vans – get out on the road in no time flat following the easy, efficient Emerald Way! Our industry-leading experts are here for you, whether you’re customizing units, buying ready-made vehicles from our vast inventory, or need repairs on units you’ve previously purchased from us. Emerald Transportation Solutions incorporates honesty and integrity into everything we do! For more information, visit our website or call us today at 678-928-8619!
Feel Free To Contact Us If You Have Any Questions
What does under DOT mean?
Questions regarding DOT requirements come up often. 10,000 lbs GVW (gross vehicle weight) and over are commercial vehicles that fall under the Department of Transportation regulatory requirements.
What is the difference between GVW and payload?
GVW or Gross Vehicle Weight is the entire weight of the vehicle including the payload. The payload weight represents the amount of cargo you are hauling.
What is a self-powered unit and a vehicle-powered unit?
A self-powered unit has its own fuel source and will run independent of the truck. This is the heaviest and most expensive option. While vehicle-powered units run off the engine via a compressor mounted on the engine. These are less expensive and lighter in weight but you must run the truck or plug the electric standby into shore power.
What does K-factor mean and why is that important?
K-factor is a term that stands for the overall insulating value of the container (truck body). Quite simply the lower the K-factor the better the truck body will be able to maintain a given temperature and require less energy to do so.
How much lighter is a Poly Van vs a US spec body?
Poly Van bodies are very light. On average we estimate we are 75-150 lbs per foot lighter than a traditional sheet and post foamed in place body. These weight savings translates to less fuel burn and less CO2 emissions, along with added payload, the most important benefit.