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All collecting vehicles are inspected prior to loading to ensure they are clean, free from odours that could cause taint and free from any potential contaminates. The state of the vehicle is then recorded on the dispatch paperwork.
If the vehicle is considered unsuitable for loading the customer/owner of the goods is contacted immediately and advice sought on what action to take.
Products are loaded quickly and taken directly from the chamber and placed onto the vehicle to prevent temperature abuse, all carried out on a sealed loading bay.
All products are inspected upon loading to ensure they are:
- Correctly coded
Upon arrival at Chiltern all delivery vehicles are checked to ensure they are clean, free from odours that could cause taint and free from any potential contaminate.
All deliveries are off loaded and inspected in the enclosed loading bay.
Product temperature checks are taken from the back, middle and front of the load. The receipted goods target temperature is 0 to + 3°C for chilled goods and -18°C or below for frozen.
A goods receipt form is completed recording the following:
- Customers product code
- Use by date
- Product description
- Unique pallet number
- Any damage
- Outer packaging clean and...
Yes, Chiltern has invested greatly in route planning software able to identify the most fuel efficient routes in the UK and mainland Europe in an effort to reduce CO² emissions.
All vehicles are fitted with satellite tracking which enables us to monitor the vehicle movements ensuring drivers keep to designated pre planned routes. However, this also offers the ability to alter routes whilst in transit to avoid traffic delays and road closure in the most efficient way.
By replacing our fleet on a regular basis we also ensure compliance with all Euro V emissions levels. Synthetic engine oils are used to extend required oil drain off...
All Chiltern vehicles are regularly maintained and serviced according to the manufacturers recommended intervals and by the manufacturers own dealerships.
Through the nationwide dealer networks we have full support anywhere in the UK and mainland Europe in the event of breakdowns.
Ancillary equipment such as refrigeration units, tail lifts & temperature data loggers are serviced, tested and calibrated as per the manufacturers recommended intervals.
Chiltern also have a policy to replace all vehicles before the end of their third year to ensure we have the reliability of a modern well maintained fleet providing us with a minimum...
Yes, we are able to handle short notice emergency loads at any time of the day or night, as our drivers are on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Response times are kept to a minimum as our courier drivers take their vehicles home with them at the end of the day. This removes the requirement for the drivers to report to Peterborough before hand and they can be on the road within 20 minutes.
Our trained transport team will be able to provide you with an immediate quote over the phone without any delay. This can be backed up with a written quote as required.