Refrigerated Transport: The Importance of Temperature Control for Food

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Transporting any type of food product demands careful handling, especially when it comes to foods that require temperature-controlled trailers, and successfully moving food shipments takes a unique set of equipment and skills to get the job done. Let’s explore all that’s needed.

For one, as you can probably guess, the trailers themselves are a key part of the equation, and many refrigerated trailers are broken down into multiple temperature zones. This allows diverse shipments to be made instead of one trailer set to the ideal temperature for a single product. Keep in mind the more temperature-sensitive a product is the more expensive transportation will typically be.

Unlike non-refrigerated trailers used to transport everything from electronics to dry goods, the equipment needed to provide refrigeration as well as the insulation needed to maintain consistent temperatures means there’s less space available for products. That’s definitely something to be aware of.

Another key aspect of transporting refrigerated foods is the people themselves – experts that understand all of the food safety standards, how to properly organize/pack trailers, ensure the temperature of goods by using gel packs or dry ice, and have many years of experience in the field.

Fortunately for us at Global Freight Solutions, we’ve spent nearly 20 years transporting all sorts of goods throughout the world, including a wide variety of food shipments on a daily basis, and that knowledge allows us to provide refrigerated transportation services to clients with temperature-sensitive shipments.