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What is Temperature Controlled Freight Shipping?

What is temperature controlled freight shipping?

Understanding temperature controlled freight shipping can help you determine if it is the best shipping option for your particular cargo. At C&D Logistics, we understand how important it is for your goods to arrive safely and securely at their destination. That is why we offer a wide range of freight shipping services, including temperature controlled freight shipping.

 

When to Use Temperature Controlled Freight Shipping

Temperature controlled freight shipping is used for transporting climate-sensitive or perishable items, ranging from fresh produce, dairy, and meat to pharmaceuticals and plants, that must be kept at a specific temperature to remain in perfect condition. Since goods of this nature require specialized storage, working closely with a freight shipping company that offers a range of temperature controlled freight shipping options will ensure that your cargo arrives without spoiling.

Temperature Controlled Trucks

This type of freight shipping service uses temperature controlled trucks to transport a wide range of products that require either additional heat or cool air. Unlike other types of trucks, temperature controlled trucks feature an extra layer of insulation in the walls to help ensure that the products are kept at the perfect, even temperature.

How to Best Package Perishable Items

While temperature controlled trucks are specifically designed to create a safe, secure, and temperature-regulated environment for perishable products, it is still important to ensure that all perishable items are still properly packaged. When packaging perishable items, make sure to use insulated packing containers or insulation materials, such as expanded polystyrene (EPS) foam, rigid polyurethane foam, or reflective materials. In some cases, the addition of gel coolants or dry ice might be ideal; however, when shipping frozen items, make sure to also include materials (pads, cellulose, or paper towels) at the bottom of the packaging to absorb any liquids.

If you would like to learn more about temperature controlled freight shipping, or if you are interested in one of our freight shipping services (logistics services, specialized freight shipping, or international courier 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 Facebook, YouTube, and Instagram.