Refrigerated Box Trucks for Sale (255)

Refrigerated box trucks are more commonly known as fridge trucks, although this does not cover those that have to deliver frozen goods – these are technically ‘Freezer Trucks’ although no one ever uses that term.

More common is to have dual compartments where a truck operator can have one section for chilled goods and behind an insulated partition use the other section for frozen goods.

Used Fridge Trucks

You will often see this type of configuration in the home shopping delivery vehicles that have ambient, chilled and frozen sections.

Great care must be taken when buying a used refrigerated box truck, as the chances are you will be carrying foodstuffs and therefore will need to be mindful of any potential contamination of the fridge body in its first life.

Body
Refrigerated Box
Make
Iveco
Model
Eurocargo
Variant
Eurocargo 160E22
Year
2013
Euro level
Euro 5
Region
East Midlands
Location
Iveco Eurocargo Series Day Cab. Iveco 220 Bhp Turbo Air To Air Charge Cooled Euro 5 Engine C/w Ad-Blue. ZF 6 Speed Manual Gearbox. Single Reduction Drive Axle. Ecas Drive...
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IVECO EUROCARGO 160 E22 4X2 16 TONNE FRIDGE/FREEZER – 2013 – BT62 YNN
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Body
Refrigerated Box
Make
Mercedes
Model
Antos
Variant
Antos 2530
Year
2014
Euro level
Euro 6
Region
Yorkshire
Location
2014 64 MERCEDES ANTOS 2530 day cab, 28ft6 Coolfreeze fridge box, barn doors, Thermo-king T-1000R diesel freezer unit, tran scan, hill assist, diff lock, air con, phone kit, cruise, £21950...
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2014 MERCEDES ANTOS 2530 EURO 6
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Body
Refrigerated Box
Make
DAF
Model
LF
Variant
LF180
Year
2014
Euro level
Euro 6
Region
Yorkshire
Location
2014 64 DAF LF180 EURO 6 12 ton GVW, 18ft fridge box, meats rails and hooks, barn doors, Carrirer Xarios 500 freezer unit, standby, manual 6 speed, central locking, cruise,...
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2014 DAF LF 180 EURO 6 12T (meat rails)
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Body
Refrigerated Box
Make
DAF
Model
LF
Variant
LF150
Year
2016
Euro level
Euro 6
Region
East Midlands
Location
For Auction at Fleet Auction Group on 2021-06-16 Lot No: 30372 5.5m – BODY – LENGTH – Steer – CONFIGURATION – WITH – Spring – SUSPENSION. ~ Gears: 6, Stereo:...
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For Auction 2021-06-16 – : 2016 DAF TRUCKS LF 150- E6 152BHP – 4500cc 7.5T 4×2 Day Cab For Auction at Coalville on 2021-06-16 at 09:30 Lot: 30372
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Body
Refrigerated Box
Make
Mitsubishi Fuso
Model
Canter
Year
2015
Euro level
Euro 6
Region
Yorkshire
Location
For Auction at Protruck, Belton, Doncaster on 2021-06-22 Lot No: 121 4×2 – 4.9M – Hubbard – Fridge – Box MoT: 2022-02-28T00:00:00 .VAT on Hammer: Y. DIRECT HIRE COMPANY YA65DJD
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2015 MITSUBISHI FUSO FUSO 7C18 EURO 6 – 2998cc For Auction at Belton on 2021-06-22 at 09:00
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Body
Refrigerated Box
Make
MAN
Model
TGM
Variant
TGM 18.250
Year
2013
Region
Yorkshire
Location
2013 13 MAN TGM 18.250 sleeper cab, 26ft Solomon fridge box, 1500kg column tail-lift, Carrier Supra 850 diesel freezer unit, standby, transcan, air con, heated seat, night heater, electric windows/mirrors,...
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2013 MAN TGM 18.250
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Body
Refrigerated Box
Make
DAF
Model
LF45
Variant
LF45.160
Year
2011
Region
Yorkshire
Location
2011 11 DAF LF 45.160 EEV 15FT6 Le Capitaine fridge box with meat rails, Reg Holmes 500kg carcass lift, barn doors, Carrier Xarios 600 freezer unit, standby, transcan, manual gearbox,...
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2011 DAF LF 45.160 EEV MEAT RAILS
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Body
Refrigerated Box
Make
Ford
Model
Transit
Variant
Transit 350
Year
2011
Region
Yorkshire
Location
For Auction at CVA Carr Hill Industrial Estate, Doncaster, South Yorkshire, DN4 8DE on 2021-06-10 Lot No: 14 *DONCASTER**NON RUNNER – FLAT BATTERY, POSSIBLE OTHER, NO CHARGER LEAD* SIDE LOAD...
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2011 FORD TRANSIT T350 EDISON ELECTRIC Refridgerated Van LWB for auction in Doncaster Lot No: 14  on 2021-06-10 at 10:00
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Body
Refrigerated Box
Make
MAN
Model
TGM
Variant
TGM 15.240
Year
2008
Region
Yorkshire
Location
For Auction at the Euro Auctions sale Leeds – 16th, 17th, 18th & 19th June 2021. This item will go under the hammer on 2021-06-16. 2008 MAN TGM15.240 4×2 Refrigerated...
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For Auction: 2008 MAN TGM15.240 For Auction: Leeds – 16th, 17th, 18th & 19th June 2021 – Leeds – 2021-06-16
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Body
Refrigerated Box
Make
Mercedes
Model
Sprinter
Variant
Sprinter 314
Year
2017
Region
East Midlands
Location
For Auction at Fleet Auction Group on 2021-06-09 Lot No: 154 SERVICE – PRINT ~ Wheel Size: 16inch, Interior: Cloth, Cruise Control, Remote Central Locking, Electric Mirrors, Electric Windows: 2,...
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For Auction 2021-06-09 – : 2017 MERCEDES-BENZ SPRINTER 314CDI FRIDGE BOX – E6 140BHP – 2143cc For Auction at Coalville on 2021-06-09 at 09:30 Lot: 154
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More Refrigerated Box Trucks Info

Check the Body Over

As with buying any used truck it is important to not just check the driveline and cab out, the condition of the body is paramount.  Check for sign of earlier damage on the sides and even to the roof of the body, in case it has had a disagreement with a tree or similar.  If there have been any repairs, then check the quality of the work here.  Does the floor look like it has been getting wet over a period of time?  If so, then check the surrounding roof and sides for evidence of damage.

Important with a fridge truck is to give it the ‘nose test’.  A good whiff when first opening the doors should indicate what it had carried and whether there is any contamination to the insulated lining of the body or flooring.  Ask the truck dealer or the truck operator selling the fridge truck what the truck has carried in a previous life.

Side loading door on fridge truck
The side loading door improves driver safety and useful for multiple compartments in the insulated body

Side doors? Rear Doors?

The type and umber of doors on the insulated body will depend on the type of work you will be carrying out.  If the truck only ever gets loaded and unloaded once each way from a loading bay, then a roller shutter will be ideal.  However, if the fridge truck is needed for multi drop work, then it is best to make a door available as small as possible to carry out the unloading required.  Remember that this may often be at the roadside, delivering to convenience stores, so a side loading door will offer the driver additional safety rather than working at the rear of the truck.

Many trucks are available with triple hinged doors, so the driver does not need to open a huge barn door which would let all the cold air out.

Check out the triple hinged rear doors of the fridge truck for sale
Check out the triple hinged rear doors of the fridge truck – this reduces chances of cold air escaping on multi-drop work

What’s the Fridge Unit Like?

Once you’ve checked the physical body over, then time to take a look at the fridge unit. Check the operating hours on the clock, then start the engine – ideally from cold. These engines require maintenance like all other engines, although an operator may choose to scrip on this side of the servicing if times are tough.  Check with the seller if there is any servicing history related to the fridge unit.

Leave the motor running for a while and check the temperature drop.  If it takes too long, it may indicate here is an issue.

There are a few manufacturers of refrigerated units for trucks, some brands – like the trucks themselves – are worth more in the resale market.  Carrier and Thermoking are the two main brands that fridge truck buyers are looking for, although UK based Hubbard and sister company, the Italy-based manufacturer Zanotti (both owned by Japanese Daikin), French manufacturer Lamberet also sell in the UK market.

Does it have Overnight Standby?

If the truck has the ability to be plugged in overnight to keep the temperature down, then this needs to be checked as well.  After testing the motor, turn it off and not the temperature. Switch over to standby mode and check the temperatures – they should continue to fall.

Temperature Recorder Fitted?

Whilst you may not have to have a temperature recorder fitted to your truck, a used fridge truck will be more valuable with one.  These gadgets keep a log of the temperature throughout the day to guarantee an audit trail for perishable items that need to be kept below a certain temperature.

Having one fitted will give you peace of mind as well as enhancing the resale value of the truck should you need to sell again – or if you gain a contract that specifies that a recording device is fitted.

Fridge Truck Temperature Recorder
Transcan Fridge Truck Temperature Recorder

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DAF Refrigerated Box Trucks (82)

DAF fridge trucks are a firm favourite amongst UK truck buyers.  Their build quality and reliability make them an ideal choice for local refrigerated transport.

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Mercedes trucks make great distribution vehicles - the three pointed star adds some brand kudos to an operator.  For this reason there are always plenty of Mercedes Fridge trucks for sale at Truckpages.

For lighter work, expect to be looking at the Atego fridge truck, whilst older versions of the Mercedes 18 tonne fridge truck are more likely to be an Axor with newer versions being Antos or Actros.
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