There are different options when it comes to freight shipments. Therefore, it is often challenging to determine which solution is right for your shipment. That is why we compiled information outlining when you should use temperature-controlled trucks. The blog also explains what this method entails to help you determine if it is the right option for your business needs.
Temperature-controlled freight shipment specialized in handling freight sensitive to climate conditions during transit. They help maintain stable temperatures through a cooled, frozen, or heated truck trailer.
Temperature-controlled shipment costs more than regular freight. So, you don’t want to assume it’s the best choice for your cargo without understanding what it entails. Here are a few sensitive goods that require temperature-controlled logistics.
Perishable items often deteriorate over time when exposed to extreme temperatures or humidity. Hence, they are shipped in temperature-controlled trucks to retain their shelf-life. The influence temperature has on freight stability often determines the overall cost. Also, there are different rates for cooled, chilled, and frozen shipments because of the fuel required to keep the required temperature range.
Many pharmaceutical products such as vaccines, medication, and others require refrigeration or freezing at specific temperatures to remain usable by patients and health professionals. Temperature variation can spoil the products, rendering them useless.
Produce and plants wilt or ripen faster when shipped without proper refrigeration. Produces like meat, eggs, and dairy require specific temperatures to preserve them. Ripening fruit can also increase the temperature of trailers and make the produce spoil faster than it would in temperature-controlled trailers. Whether frozen or refrigerated, animal and plant products require temperature-controlled shipping.
Shipping freight with sensitive temperature changes can sometimes be complex. But using temperature-controlled trucks makes it more comfortable.