The food industry is changing and so is the transportation industry that services it.
7 of the 10 fastest growing specialty food categories require refrigerated or frozen transportation. To meet the demand, some carriers are resorting to shipping product outside of the required temperature range without their customers’ knowledge. If you suspect that your carriers are not following proper procedure, we recommend that you inquire about their processes for the following:
Temperature Management – Verify that your carrier is monitoring and maintaining a consistent temperature through the entire trip. Always provide your carrier with the exact temperature requirements for your products and request that they use temperature monitoring devices during transportation.
Trailer Quality – Ensure that your carriers are inspecting their trailers for cleanliness and damage before loading your product. The shipping and receiving warehouses should also be inspecting the trailer before loading and unloading, which can be used as a comparison against the carrier’s data.
At Continental Logistics, our strict focus on compliance ensures that your refrigerated or frozen product will be transported properly whether you’re shipping locally, regionally, nationally or cross border. Our carriers provide multiple modes of temperature controlled transportation service including full truckload (FTL), less than truckload (LTL), intermodal and drayage. We have the capabilities to meet the temperature requirements for transporting your product, whether it’s chocolate, cheese or ice cream.
If you or your company is fed up with unreliable transportation services, contact us to discuss your options.