Transporting perishable goods and other temperature-sensitive items can be problematic. Thankfully, you’ll find a number of companies that can offer refrigerated transport services that help ensure your product is protected in route to its consignee. With that being said, not all transportation companies are the same, and you’ll need to ensure you’re working with leading refrigerated transport services. How do you compare your options?
Bonded and Insured
One of the first things to consider is whether the company you’re thinking about using is licensed, bonded and insured. Licensure is vital to show that the company is legally allowed to operate in your state, but insurance and bonding are also vital concerns, and can provide peace of mind if something goes wrong during the shipping process.
Ambient or Frozen
It’s important to note that some refrigerated transport services can offer ambient temperature shipping, or frozen shipping, but not both. Other companies will be able to ship both frozen products and items that need to be maintained at ambient temperature with refrigeration. Make sure that the company you choose is capable of meeting your needs, both now and down the road. This will help make certain that you have a partner with whom you have an existing relationship, which can reduce the time, hassle and cost involved with shipping products.
While you should certainly ensure that the refrigerated transport services you’re considering can deliver your product wherever you want in the state, on time and on budget, you should also ensure that they can reach other destinations. Ideally, you’ll work with a logistics company that can ensure timely delivery of refrigerated truck loads throughout the continental United States.
Visibility and Communication
It’s important that you know exactly where your shipment is at all times. That’s difficult to do with any accuracy with many trucking companies, but the right refrigerated transport services can ensure better visibility. In fact, unique proprietary communication systems allow you to communicate with the truck driver in person and track your shipment with accurate GPS technology.
These are some of the most important areas of comparison when considering a partner for temperature-controlled shipping. At DGD Transport, we believe in going the distance for our customers and their clients every time – we invite you to get in touch with us today to learn more about our refrigerated fleet and delivery capabilities.