CHEREAU - Refrigerated vehicles - Our long distance rigids


CHEREAU's long distance rigids



For long distance transport (> 600 km/day without opening the doors), frequently with a complete load of 33 pallets, rigids have a simplified definition. To maximise the load capacity and/or reduce fuel consumption, the unladen weight of rigids must be as low as possible. The excellent insulation performance of the body offers a guarantee of security for the goods transported, while helping to improve the carrier's productivity, as the refrigeration unit is in operation for less time. The structure of the chassis, running gear, braking equipment and lighting must be robust and reliable over time and in all weather.



CHEREAU's refrigerated rigids for long distance transport (towing rigid or tractor-trailer)

Flex-C Led


Rear lights are frequently damaged during manoeuvres and backing up to docks, and this poses a real road safety problem. Given the frequency of this problem, CHEREAU has developed Flex-C LED, an extremely robust patented rear light system, which retracts when it comes into contact with an obstacle. It is equipped with LED technology, whose usable life is significantly longer than that of traditional bulbs.





Réservoir de groupe polyéthlène-C CHEREAU

refrigeration unit tank-C


CHEREAU's reservoir is specially designed to sit behind the leg stands on a semi-trailer chassis and allows a pallet carrier to be fitted. It has a capacity of 250 litres and lasts for more than 80 hours, which is sufficient for long distance operations.


This unique reservoir has a filling opening on each side, protected by a lockable cap, and a standard anti-siphoning device. The direct reading gauge located on its left side (right side, as an option) is also compatible with the electric fuel level measuring devices for refrigeration units.







The Bumper-C, patented by CHEREAU, is the "ultimate weapon" for protecting the rear of your vehicle when backing up to docks. With an innovative design, it absorbs the energy of an impact and acts as a shock absorber. The Bumper-C allows lifting and lowering manoeuvres to be carried out by the vehicle at a dock without any risk of shearing or distortion. The Bumper-C is acclaimed by carriers, who manage considerable savings on maintenance and repairs to the rear frames of their vehicles. It is fitted on more than 90% of CHEREAU's chassis.





RearDetect-C CHEREAU



The RearDetect-C reversing radar is the perfect solution for backing up to docks in complete safety. This system detects obstacles, provides an audible warning during a manoeuvre and automatically stops the vehicle. Thanks to its 3 sensors, the radar detects an obstacle within 3 metres of the rear of the vehicle. When the obstacle is located at a specific distance (preset between 30 and 100 cm), the system automatically applies the vehicle's brakes until it comes to a standstill, without any action on the part of the driver.









A refrigerated body must be both powerful and robust. CHEREAU bodies benefit from a design that combines excellent insulation with specific assemblies, offering the highest performance level on the market and strength that has become the industry benchmark.


For long distance transport, CHEREAU produces bodies with super-insulated thick side walls with an internal width of 2,470 mm, the internal height of which is maximised thanks to the chassis underride, which enables them to remain within the overall height limit of four metres.




AirEfficient-C CHEREAU



This ventilation duct system, developed by CHEREAU, enables the same temperature to be maintained, to the nearest degree, throughout the entire body. It is particularly useful for very sensitive foodstuffs. Beyond the qualitative aspect, AirEfficient-C enables better use to be made of the refrigeration unit and helps to significantly reduce the refrigeration unit's fuel consumption, its usage time and, consequently, its maintenance.






Grille de protection CHEREAU

Protective grilles


To optimise proper air recycling within the body, CHEREAU has developed a vertical grille on the front bulkhead providing a blown air flow rate of more than 4,150 m3 per hr. As a result, it improves the performance of the refrigeration unit and helps to maintain an even temperature within the body. It provides protection for the vehicle's front bulkhead.








INOGAM door lock


INOGAM bodies with hinged doors can be fitted with an integrated CHEREAU anti-theft system. Based on a "drawer" type padlock, it is inaccessible to tools generally used to break in to trucks (bolt cutters, grinders, crowbars, etc.). It is also protected against impacts and spray.







Porte-palette CHEREAU

Pallet carrier


With a very strong steel design, the CHEREAU pallet carrier holds 36 pallets measuring 80x120. Located within the chassis wheelbase, it is spray-proof (water, sand, salt, etc.). With its retractable doors on the top, it offers easy access for handling pallets. It can be adapted for UK pallets (100x120) and is available in a fully open "basket" version, it is equipped with an anti-theft device.







La pose de votre groupe frigorifique par CHEREAU

Cooling solutions


From the classic thermal unit to hybrid or electric units, including cryogenic cooling using nitrogen or CO2, CHEREAU has mastered all the existing techniques, in order to deal with your cooling issues. Two kinds of solutions are particularly appropriate for distribution and its environmental constraints: cryogenics and geolocation, which automatically manages classic thermal units (automatic switching to Piek mode at certain times depending on the geographic location).







CHEREAU's liveries



A rigid in an urban area is a fantastic image-building and marketing tool. CHEREAU can help you design and apply your livery,  whether it is designed to convey the image of your company, that of your customers or their products.


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To meet all the specific requirements of your business, specialist customisation professionals work with you to develop solutions that meet your particular needs. In this way, our customers are offered more than 500 new non-standard solutions every year. This is one of CHEREAU's great strengths.


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