Enhancing freshness and quality

In todays modern era, with an increasing emphasis on fresh and high-quality food products, the logistics industry plays a pivotal role in ensuring the safe and efficient transport of perishable goods.

But not only that, the UK's cost of living has risen as it has everywhere since Covid and other 'troubles' so food companies cannot afford to waste food while in transport from field (or animal) to retail outlets.

Within this context, specialist food transport companies like Broughton Transport, specifically utilising refrigerated haulage as well as frozen haulage lorries, has emerged as an indispensable aspect of the supply chain.

This article explores the importance of specialist food transport and highlights its significance in transporting fresh and frozen fruit, frozen chips, vegetables, milk, and even flowers.

Preserving Freshness and Quality

One of the primary challenges in transporting perishable food items is maintaining their freshness and quality throughout the journey. Traditional methods of transportation often fail to provide the necessary conditions to safeguard these products.

However, specialist food transport using refrigerated and frozen lorries has revolutionised the haulage industry by offering controlled environments that preserve the integrity of the goods.

Refrigerated Lorries for Fresh and Frozen Fruit

Fresh and frozen fruits, being highly susceptible to temperature fluctuations, require meticulous handling to retain their flavour, texture, and nutritional value.

Refrigerated haulage provides the ideal solution by maintaining a consistent temperature range, typically between 0°C and 10°C, ensuring that fruits remain fresh and crisp.

This temperature control helps to slow down the ripening process and reduce spoilage, allowing for extended shelf life and increased market reach.

Transporting Frozen Chips

Frozen chips, a popular food item worldwide, demand specialised transportation to maintain their taste and texture.

Our frozen transport lorries are equipped with advanced freezing technology ensure that the chips are stored at temperatures below -18°C, effectively preserving their quality. This process prevents moisture loss, minimizes oxidation, and inhibits the growth of microorganisms, thus extending the shelf life of frozen chips while preserving their deliciousness.

Look out for our 'Eat More Chips' lorries across UK and Europe!


Efficient Transportation of Fresh and Frozen Vegetables

Freshness is paramount when it comes to vegetables, as they are highly perishable and prone to wilting or decay.

Specialist food haulage lorries transport fresh and frozen fruit and vegetables using refrigerated lorries that allow for precise temperature control, typically between 0°C and 5°C, maintaining the freshness and crispness of vegetables. Moreover, our refrigerated lorries offer adjustable humidity levels, preventing vegetables from drying out and ensuring their visual appeal and nutritional value are preserved.

Transporting Fresh Milk

The transportation of fresh milk requires utmost care to maintain its taste, nutritional properties, and longevity. Refrigerated haulage lorries are specifically designed to maintain temperatures around 4°C, preventing spoilage caused by microbial growth and preserving the milk's freshness.

Additionally, these lorries are equipped with advanced monitoring systems to ensure the temperature remains stable throughout the journey, guaranteeing that the milk reaches its destination in optimal condition.

Preserving Freshness of Flowers

The floral industry heavily relies on specialist food transport to preserve the delicate beauty and freshness of flowers. Refrigerated lorries, equipped with temperature and humidity control, create an environment that slows down the wilting process and extends the longevity of flowers.

This enables florists and retailers to deliver vibrant, long-lasting blooms to customers, enhancing customer satisfaction and reducing waste.

Ensuring Food Safety

Specialist food transport not only preserves freshness and quality but also ensures food safety. By adhering to strict temperature control measures and implementing hygienic protocols, such as regular cleaning and sanitisation of transport units, the risk of contamination and foodborne illnesses is significantly minimized.

This level of care and attention is crucial in meeting food safety regulations and maintaining consumer trust.

That's why we take the utmost care with your cargo at all times.

Get a quote to see how our refrigerated haulage and frozen haulage services can help your business. Call 01225 700 657 or request a call back from our logistics team in Wiltshire

Cold Chain Logistics

The importance of specialist food transport in the logistics industry cannot be overstated.

With the ability to preserve freshness, enhance quality, and ensure food safety, refrigerated and frozen transport lorries have become indispensable for transporting perishable food items.

From fruits and vegetables to milk and flowers, these specialized vehicles provide the ideal conditions required to maintain the integrity and appeal of these products throughout the supply chain.

As the demand for fresh and high-quality food continues to grow, the role of specialist food transport will only become more critical, fostering the efficient and reliable delivery of perishable goods to consumers worldwide.