How to Customize Emerald’s Vehicles for Insulated Hot Food Transportation
Joe Dickman | April 24th, 2023
Transporting food for catering is important because clients expect it to be fresh and hot, as if it just came out of the oven. Here’s how Emerald can help:
Thermal Containers and Customization Options
We can outfit our vehicles with insulated containers to safely transport hot food. These containers have secure lids that trap heat and prevent spills or leaks. We can also install additional shelving and storage units to maximize the vehicle’s usable space. We offer full customization options, such as vehicles with heating and cooling systems, temperature monitoring devices, and insulated compartments to meet your specific needs.
The Right Sized Vehicle
When it comes to food transportation, choosing the right sized vehicle is crucial. You want to make sure that your food containers fit snugly inside the vehicle to avoid any movement or jostling that could affect the food’s temperature and appearance. At Emerald Transportation Solutions, we offer a wide range of vehicle sizes to accommodate your specific needs.
Proper Insulation and Heating Systems
The right insulation and heating system are essential for maintaining the temperature of your hot food during transportation. Our team can customize these to meet your specific requirements, ensuring that your food remains at the optimal temperature throughout the journey.
Refrigerated Trucks and Vans for Sale
For larger loads and events, we offer refrigerated trucks, and we also have refrigerated vans for smaller loads. No matter the size of the event or function, our fleet of temperature-controlled trucks and vans can ensure that your food gets there safely and makes a positive impression on your clients.
Contact us today to discuss how we can customize our vehicles to meet your specific food transportation needs. With Emerald Transportation Solutions, you can be confident that your food will arrive safely and at the right temperature, every time.
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.