How to Use Temperature Controlled Trailers
Temperature-controlled vans and trucks have been used to ship perishable foods as well as beverages for years. These trucks can also be used to transport specialized equipment, certain plant life, and medication. The trucks are often used to keep items cool or frozen. Our refrigerated trucks feature freeze protection to prevent freezing of items that are not supposed to freeze such as wines and food products that are susceptible to damage by ice crystals.
Why Go for Temperature Controlled Freight?
Perishable products like fruits, veggies, meats, and fish spoil quicker when exposed to high temperatures. Temperature controlled freight allows producers of perishable items to ship throughout the year to larger markets, to avoid selling their products at throwaway prices in local markets.
Temperature control freight is able to maintain continuous temperature control. At Cargo County, we are able to make cross-country trips with perishable goods, maintaining a consistent temperature throughout. Our drivers can tweak temperatures based on the weather condition.
Some of our temperature controlled trucks have up to 3 separate compartments, each with its own temperature controls. This allows us to ship different items at different temperatures – the options of full truckloads and less-than-load saves you money.
Sub-zero or elevated temperatures can affect the chemical stability of medicine as well as its physical properties. Most medicines require the temperature to be maintained between 2 º C and 8ºC, a temperature range called the “cold-chain” that must be maintained by manufacturers, wholesalers, and shippers.