Why is glass transported vertically?

Glass is a very strong product, but not very flexible. If bent too far, it will break. During the transportation, the glass is exposed to different forces. In the vertical position the impact of those forces are minimised, reducing the probability of breakage.

Does glass break very often during transport?

No, the trailer (inloader) is specifically designed for the transport of glass; special equipment is installed in the trailer to secure the glass.

How is the glass secured in the truck?

To secure the glass inside the inloader, special hydraulic stamps have been installed to keep the glass in place. The pressure of the stamps on the glass is continuously monitored and adapted during transport by a computer system called ECAS.

Are the goods insured during transport?

Your goods are insured during execution of the transport against the common used CMR conditions.

When is the Transloader preferred over the inloader concept?

The Transloader is equipped to transport glass one way and general cargo the other way. The Transloader concept is preferred over the inloader concept for long distances

(> 800 km) to markets where general cargo can be loaded to return to the area of the loading place. (For an explanation of the Transloader-concept click here)

Who owns the stillage on which the glass is transported?

In general, the glass stillages are owned by the glass production and processing companies.

Does Van Huët monitor the shipments (track and trace) ?

Yes, each truck is equipped with a board computer that provides the real time position of your load. We monitor the loads of our customers permanently and inform our customers as soon as we see that there is a deviation from the agreed upon delivery time. A new ETA is then provided.