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Temperature Controlled Freight Shipping

Temperature controlled freight shipping

Temperature controlled freight shipping is the ideal option for transporting perishable and climate sensitive items. At C&D Logistics, we understand how important it is to choose the best shipping method for your specific needs. That is why we offer a wide range of freight shipping options, including temperature controlled freight shipping.

 

What is Temperature Controlled Freight Shipping?

Temperature controlled freight shipping is the special handling and storage of goods (fresh produce, flowers, chocolate, pharmaceuticals, etc.) that are sensitive to climate conditions during transit. Since maintaining stable temperatures from dock to dock is an important part of temperature controlled shipping, it is important to work with a shipping company that knows how to prioritize sensitive shipments.

Prioritizing Freight Temperature Sensitive Items

One of the most important steps in efficiently shipping items that need to be kept at stable temperatures is to identify which items are more perishable than others. It is important to note that not all items are equal in terms of temperature stability, speed, or security requirements. The more perishable an item is, the more it may impact the cost of shipping it, which means that it may be more practical to ship less sensitive items using a standard shipping option.

How do You Know if an Item is Perishable?

Items that are perishable will deteriorate over a period of time if they are exposed to certain environmental conditions, such as extreme temperatures or humidity. Perishable items that should be shipped in a temperature controlled environment include but are not limited to:

  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Seafood
  • Dairy
  • Plants
  • Meat
  • Fruits
  • Vegetables

How to Package Refrigerated Freight

Since temperature controlled trucks are equipped with an extra layer of insulation in the walls, these trucks tend to offer a smaller space capacity compared to other types of freight trucks. When packaging freight that needs to be transported in a temperature controlled environment, it is important to keep the smaller dimensions of the truck in mind.

Using materials, such as polyurethane foam, radiant barrier films, and expanded polystyrene (EPS) foam, can help protect your goods against heat transfer while they are being moved from one location to the next. For certain cool temperature-sensitive items, consider adding gel coolant or dry ice before packaging to help keep the products cool for the duration of their trip.

If you would like to learn more about temperature controlled freight shipping, or if you are interested in one of our freight shipping services, please contact C&D Logistics at 604-881-4440 or by filling out a contact form on our website. You can also stay up to date with the latest news by following us on Instagram, Facebook, and YouTube.