One of shipping’s fastest-growing sectors, cold chain logistics involves hauling temperature-controlled goods such as fresh produce, meat, fish, dairy products, flowers, and medication. A vehicle with a built-in refrigeration system that maintains products at a pre-determined temperature throughout the journey is imperative to safeguard your temperature-sensitive freight. Equipped with onboard sensors for the cooling system, refrigerated trailers offered by temperature-controlled trucking companies allow drivers to monitor goods during transit and ensure equipment functions as intended.
When deciding to employ refrigerated trucking services, a continuous state of refrigeration is vital, from origin through transportation to market. It is imperative that the cold chain not be broken to ensure products are not spoiled or outright ruined. Refrigerated trailers – commonly referred to in the industry as reefers – protect goods from the heat during the summer months and the cold in winter. In some cases, minor fluctuations in temperature can ultimately damage a product’s shelf life.
As regulations can vary by jurisdiction, when selecting refrigerated trucking companies, ensure they possess a good knowledge of guidelines and protocols for transporting freight requiring an end-to-end, temperature-controlled environment. Due to onboard refrigeration systems and insulation, reefer trailers may have reduced payload capacity. When booking loads, it is imperative to communicate detailed temperature requirements and note that cargo weight and dimensions will impact costs. Proper packaging will ensure precise temperature maintenance and preserve a stable state of goods during transport.
The shipping of perishable products will always remain in high demand, and refrigerated trucking carriers enable the safe hauling of these goods across the continent. When either heating or cooling is a requirement, the experienced team at MGA International Logistics offers excellent refrigerated trucking services for all your cold chain logistics, whether it involves domestic or cross-border transit.
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Single drivers can travel approximately 500 miles per day, depending on shipment details. Add 1 day extra for less-than-truckload shipments. Check with dispatch for actual times. Team Drivers available upon request.
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