Refrigerated Van Hire In Belfast & Northern Ireland

McGladery Van Hire is proud to offer one of the biggest refrigerated van fleets in Northern Ireland.

As the name suggests, a refrigerated van is useful for anyone who transports perishable goods, or who needs to keep their products at a certain temperature throughout their journey. McGladery Van Hire specialises in refrigerated van hire, and can help you find the perfect vehicle for your business or event.

Temperature-controlled vehicles are most popular with the food industry, but there are a variety of businesses that can benefit from using refrigerated vans, such as:

  • Butchers and greengrocers
  • Caterers and catering suppliers
  • Events and hospitality companies
  • Food subscription or meal plan delivery services
  • Pharmaceutical distributors
  • Florists

Our refrigerated vans are available with multi-temperature functionality and dual evaporators. This provides the flexibility to set your temperature to a freezing, chilling or ambient temperature; and partition your van, if two different temperatures are required within the same vehicle.

Our vans are also equipped with optional overnight standby, allowing you to keep things cool overnight, or whilst the vehicle is stationary, once connected to a nearby power source.

It is estimated that refrigerated vans make up over four million of the vehicles being driven across the world - that’s more than double the population of Northern Ireland! We see a growing demand for fridge vans across Belfast and Northern Ireland, which is why we continue to invest in the growth of our fleet.

Where We Work

Based in Belfast, McGladery Van Hire is ideally located for businesses in Belfast, Greater Belfast, Comber, Bangor, Newtownards and County Antrim. 

We are conveniently situated just off of the Castlereagh Road in Belfast which is easily accessible from both the M1 and M2 motorways. Our vans travel all over Northern Ireland, so if you are in need of a van, make us your first call!

Multi-Temp Functionality

Choose between freeze, chill and ambient temperature (-20°C to +18°C)

Single & Dual Evaporators Available

Dual evaporators allow two temperature settings within one van, i.e. fridge and freezer

Moveable Bulkhead

Our moveable bulkhead allows you to partition the van if required.

Overnight Standby

Keep the van cool overnight whilst connected to a power supply (240volt / 16amp plug-in)

Flexible Hire

We offer short and long term hire options, ranging from one day to one year! Contact us to learn more.

24 Hour Roadside Assistance

Call us in the unlikely event of a breakdown - you will find out Out of Hours contact on top of the windscreen.

Do I Need A Special License To Drive a Fridge Van?

Contrary to what you might think, all you need to hire a refrigerated van is a standard driving licence. Standard licences are sufficient to drive vehicles of up to 3.5 tonnes.

How Do I Know Which Fridge Van To Hire?

Our experienced customer service team are happy to assist you with choosing the correct fridge van for your needs. Email or call 028 9040 3004, and we will be happy to assist you and provide a quote.

What Do I Need To Bring With Me To Collect My Fridge Van?

On the day, we ask that you bring both parts of your driving licence to collect your fridge van, as well as two forms of identification.These include a passport, utility bill (within 60 days) or bank statement (within 60 days).

Do I Need To Pay A Deposit?

We ask for a £250 deposit on a debit or credit card. This covers part of the insurance excess in the event of an accident or damage incurred whilst in your care or any other costs such as fuel shortages or toll charges.

How Does Insurance Work?

Self Drive Insurance - Our refrigerated vans are fully covered by comprehensive insurance but nothing carried in the van, this is the responsibility of the hirer. The insurance excess is £750.

You can insure the van under your own insurance but it must be a Commercial Policy. We will require proof that our vehicle will be insured fully comp.  If you are self insured you will be responsible to your insurer for any excess applicable if the van is damaged.

What Happens If My Van Breaks Down

We maintain all of our refrigerated vans to a high standard and our refrigerated vans are all equipped with state-of-the-art TranScan monitoring systems but we are aware that problems arise from time to time.

We operate a 24/7 breakdown service - call us if you break down and we will be happy to assist you. 

What Age Do I Need To Be To Hire A Van?

To hire a McGladery van, you must be between the ages of 23 and 69 years and have held your licence for 2 years.

Does It Cost Extra To Take My Van Outside Northern Ireland?

It does not cost extra to take your van out of Northern Ireland, as long as you advise us when you speak with us to confirm your booking. There’s no need to advise us if you are travelling over the border to the Republic of Ireland. 

Can I Extend The Hire Period Of My Fridge Van?

We are happy to extend your refrigerated van hire with prior approval, where availability allows. If you are using your own insurance, it is your responsibility to extend the period of hire with your insurance company. 

Need a refrigerated van? You’ve come to the right place

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