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Keeping Your Cool: A Guide to Refrigerated Freight with Spot

June 12, 2024

In today’s fast-paced world, ensuring the freshness and quality of perishable goods throughout the supply chain is paramount. This is where refrigerated freight comes into play. Spot understands the critical role temperature-controlled logistics plays in various industries, from pharmaceuticals to produce.

This blog post will serve as your one-stop guide to refrigerated freight, covering key terms, types of services, and the advantages of partnering with you for your cold chain needs.

Understanding the Lingo: Key Terms in Refrigerated Freight

  • Cold Chain Logistics: The intricate transportation, storage, and handling network that ensures a consistent temperature for perishable goods.
  • Temperature-Controlled Logistics: A broader term encompassing all methods (refrigerated, frozen, etc.) for maintaining specific temperatures during transport.
  • Reefer Transport: Refers to refrigerated trailers to maintain optimal temperatures for cargo.
  • LTL (Less-Than-Truckload) is consolidated shipping in which multiple shipments share trailer space. It is ideal for smaller quantities of refrigerated goods.

Don’t let temperature worries dominate your supply chain – Keep your cool with Spot’s logistics experts managing your freight.

Navigating the Cold Chain: Types of Refrigerated Freight Services

  • Refrigerated Trucking Companies: These companies transport temperature-sensitive goods using refrigerated trailers.
  • Refrigerated Trailer Rentals: Need a temporary solution? Trailer rentals offer flexibility for businesses with fluctuating cold chain needs.
  • Cold Storage Facilities: Warehouses equipped with specialized equipment to maintain consistent, cool temperatures for long-term storage.
  • Expedited Refrigerated Shipping: When speed is critical, expedited services prioritize rapid delivery while maintaining precise temperatures.

The Spot Advantage: Your Trusted Partner in Cold Chain Solutions

At Spot, we understand the complexities of refrigerated freight. Here’s why you should choose us for your cold chain needs:

  • Extensive Network: We connect you with reliable refrigerated carriers nationwide, ensuring efficient and cost-effective transportation.
  • Temperature Control Expertise: Our team has the knowledge and resources to ensure your goods maintain optimal temperatures throughout the journey.
  • Real-Time Tracking and Visibility: Gain peace of mind with 24/7 tracking and monitoring of your shipment’s temperature and location through our TMS, MySpot.
  • Flexible Solutions: We offer a variety of services to cater to your specific needs, from LTL shipments to Just-In-Time logistics.

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Ready to Keep Your Cool?

Don’t let temperature fluctuations disrupt your supply chain. Contact Spot today for a free quote and discover how our expertise can ensure the freshness and quality of your perishable goods.