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Everything You Need to Know About Shipping Refrigerated Freight

Aug 26, 2020

Refrigerated shipping is an excellent solution for shippers who need to safely transport temperature-controlled freight. Refrigerated trucking, sometimes referred to as a “reefer trucking,” is best described as a freight shipping method that specializes in the transport of foods and products that require a temperature-sensitive environment during transportation.

Some of the most commonly shipped commercial products using refrigerated transportation include:

  • Food & Beverage Items
  • Produce
  • Poultry, Meat & Seafood
  • Dairy
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Floral & Nursery
  • Computer Servers

Before you move temperature-sensitive products, we recommend considering this short resource to help ensure your freight arrives safely and unimpaired.

Refrigerated Truck on road

Benefits of Refrigerated Shipping

Shipping Access Across the United States

Because fresh products remain in high demand, you should rarely experience issues finding a refrigerated shipping company that travels to your delivery destination. The high demand for shipping temperature-sensitive freight can also lead to quicker and more efficient transit times.

Refrigerated Trailers Offer Protection & Versatility

While refrigerated shipping often consists of fresh food products, temperature-controlled shipping is a viable solution for a wide range of other commonly transported goods that rely on refrigerated equipment. Additionally, the refrigerated trailer is specially designed to protect against spoilage, damage from temperature changes and varying weather conditions.

Refrigerated Shipping Process

We strive to provide a streamlined yet detail-oriented process that allows shippers to transport the products knowing they will arrive on time and in good condition. NTG operates an office that is dedicated to temperature-controlled shipping and works in conjunction with shippers to provide a seamless transportation experience.

Specifically, summertime refrigerated shipping demand is heightened due to needed Produce Season equipment. Having access to knowledgeable temperature-controlled carriers is integral in maintaining the shelf-life of goods during transit. That’s why third-party logistics (3PL) work closely with carriers to ensure that all refrigerated freight guidelines are followed and freight is tracked and monitored throughout every step of the route.

Hiring a 3PL company is a decision you should not take lightly. Working with a partner that provides consistent reliability is crucial to maintaining your business operations. When requesting quotes from various 3PLs, we recommend focusing on several critical factors when it comes to a successful haul.

Refrigerated Shipping Experts

Still have questions about what it takes to ship your refrigerated cargo safely and efficiently? Get in touch with one of our representatives today. We have a track record of excellence and will do whatever it takes to make sure your shipping needs are exceeded.

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