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Refrigerated Van Hire for the Pharmaceutical Industry

One of the most important services that Cool Running Rental supply is Pharmaceutical van hire.

Why is Pharmaceutical vehicle hire so important?

In times of increased strain on the UK’s medical supplies, refrigerated transport becomes one of the key links in an effective supply chain. Pharmaceutical couriers often use contract hired vehicles as a cost effective way to transport vital vaccines and other medicines from one location to another all the while maintaining the integrity of their precious cargo.

How is a refrigerated Pharmaceutical van different from any other?

At Cool Running Rental we have been involved with this specialist role for many years, and have now diversified a large portion of our fleet in order to accommodate the growing need for hired Pharmaceutical vehicles. Our growing fleet of these specialist vehicles have all been professionally converted to be able to transport medicines and vaccines over long distances by maintaining a stable environment throughout their journey.

They achieve this with active cooling units, and electrical standby backup units for when the vehicle is switched off. Our vehicles  also have separate compartments to ensure that no contamination occurs between specimens, and that the cargo can be properly organised to increase efficiency.

Pharmaceutical temperature controlled
MWB Mercedes Sprinter VW Crafter Pharmaceutical vans interior

Should I hire or buy a Pharmaceutical van?

There are merits to both buying and hiring a refrigerated Pharmaceutical van, and the choice should be made based on your individual circumstances.

Our rental fleet are all maintained to the highest standards, and are regularly updated with the latest technologies to ensure that they conform with all current regulations. When hiring one of our vehicles, you don’t have to make these expensive long term investments yourself, and can instead work on flexible hire agreements to ensure that you are only paying for the vehicle as you need it.

Should you need a more permanent addition to your fleet, we also have a range of used Pharmaceutical vans for sale, which come with the same quality standard and service history as our rental fleet. 

The COVID 19 Pandemic

Since the breakout of the COVID 19 pandemic we have been aware of the importance of our Pharmaceutical fleet, and have worked hard to have it ready when needed.

In the last year we have seen our vans busier than ever, as hospitals both NHS and private scramble to deal with the growing load of patients. This, combined with the roll out of the vaccine has made our fleet of Pharmaceutical vans some of our most heavily sought after vehicles.

Which refrigerated Pharmaceutical van is the most popular?

Our most popular van by far is our specially converted Mercedes Sprinter. This versatile van has the storage capacity to transport large amounts of key supplies from location to location, often without the necessity for specialised licenses. This flexibility also extends to the nature of the rental agreement.

As illnesses are seasonal, so is the requirement for the medicines to deal with them. Our pharmaceutical vehicle trade adapts with the seasons as more or less vans are required. This is why many companies choose to hire a vehicle instead of buying it outright, we invest in the vehicle throughout the year so that you don’t have to.

If you feel that you could benefit from hiring a refrigerated vehicle get in touch with us today! Our helpful team will be able to answer any questions you may have, to help find the right vehicle for you. 

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If you would like to learn more about how Cool Running Rental aids the cold supply chain, you can read our blog on the subject by clicking here.

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