At Fleet Concepts, our refrigerated shipping department specializes in grocery warehouse deliveries that require appointment scheduling. We make all the necessary arrangements to deliver your product in a timely and professional manner. Working with some of the best refrigeration carriers in the industry, Fleet Concepts can deliver a wide range of products. Whether fresh, chilled, or frozen, you can expect the most consistent careful handling of your perishable products.
Being an expert in the I-5 corridor transportation lane allows Fleet Concepts to offer very competitive freight rates on an annual basis. “Price Gouging” is not a practice employed by Fleet Concepts. You can expect to pay the same rate when the trucks are scarce as when trucks are fighting for your freight. All trucks are ready to exchange pallets with our customers, which expedite the loading and unloading of your merchandise.
Fleet Concepts has excellent service to all 48 states and contracts with only the most reliable temperature-controlled transportation companies.
Fleet Concepts is the company to deliver your time-sensitive refrigerated products.
Fleet Concepts can assist companies in sourcing available capacity for refrigerated shipping throughout all modes, whether full truckload, LTL and rail. With tighter capacity throughout produce season and fewer carriers who run refrigerated shipping fleets, dealing with a 3PL for refrigerated (reefer) shipping can prove vital.
As professionals in food logistics, our carrier network consists of refrigerated vehicles and food-grade equipment. We are likewise professionals in FSMA guidelines and temperature level tracking procedures, which indicates we can assist guarantee compliance throughout all points of transportation.
Refrigerated Freight Shipping
Temperature-controlled and refrigerated shipping is readily available within several modes including rail, LTL, and truck. Refrigeration and tracking systems are embedded into equipment, so items can take a trip securely within a regulated environment in between origin and consignee.
Conventional Uses for Refrigerated Shipping
- Shipping of disposable food, drink, and pharmaceutical items
- Throughout hotter months of the year
When to Utilize Temp-Control as an Option
- Avoidance of elevation concerns
- Defense from freezing, sub-zero temperature levels
- At any time a regulated environment is needed
Refrigerated & Frozen LTL Trucking
Are you shipping fresh or frozen fruit and vegetables, meats or seafood items anywhere throughout the United States? Refrigerated LTL trucking makes sure that your items promptly reach your suppliers and clients, and without degeneration.
At Fleet Concepts, our national network of refrigerated LTL trucking carriers makes sure that you’ll have the ability to discover the best truck at the best rate for your business.
What Is a Refrigerated LTL Carrier?
LTL represents “less-than-load” and generally describes freight that is less than 150 pounds and uses up less than 1/3rd the flooring area of a 53′ truck.
Refrigerated, or temperature-controlled LTL carriers, provide fridge or freezer compartments that protect your food throughout transportation. You can pick from a series of temperature level choices to guarantee that your items aren’t overly cold or overly warm.
LTL refrigerated trucking is likewise helpful for chemical suppliers. For instance, some liquid chemicals are combustible; they require to be kept under a temperature level limit to prevent any chemical breakdown, which might lead to fires, surges, or instability in the item.
This requirement resolves in Section 14 of the Material Data Security Sheet (MSDS) for each harmful chemical. Fleet Concepts uses simple access to trusted refrigerated LTL carriers on both the east as well as the west coast, so you can enjoy peace of mind when transferring chemicals.
Temp Controlled Transport Services (Reefer LTL)
Refrigerated LTL trucks are likewise called Reefer LTL trucks in the shipping market. Compared to LTL dry freight, reefer LTL freight is a bit more pricey, pound for pound. Also, shipping rates tend to increase throughout harvests, given that numerous businesses are contending for free space on freight trucks. Fleet Concepts assists to lessen your shipping expenses by supplying real-time quotations of carrier rates, so you can pick the carrier that optimally fits your businesses requirements.
Both frozen and temperature-controlled (refrigerated) trucks utilize the very same kind of refrigerated trailers. These trailers feature controls that enable you to select the temperature level of the interior, so you can securely keep your items.
For instance, cheese and cakes require to be kept in between 20-30 degrees to preserve freshness, so you would pick this temperature level for shipping these items. Things end up being more complex with deliveries that consist of a range of items. Hence, the difficulty is to discover the best mix of items, which can deliver at the very same temperature level.
Discover The Best Frozen LTL Carriers For Your Freight
Fleet Concepts is a freight broker service that lets you compare LTL circulation services and freight carriers, choose the ideal carrier for your business and track your freight shipment nationwide.
Whether you’re making brief shipments or require refrigerated services to deliver items throughout state lines, we can assist you in picking the ideal carrier and handle your shipping paths.
Regional Refrigerated LTL Freight
Shelling out for full truckload service or owning a fleet of refrigerated trucks for item circulation can get very expensive rapidly.
Utilizing Fleet Concepts, you can save money on your shipping budget plan through regional refrigerated LTL freight carriers with access to a 3rd party temperature-controlled circulation storage facilities, from which you can disperse your items.
This multi-legged procedure has many moving parts. If you wish to keep circulation management in-house, we advise employing a logistics supervisor to manage your LTL freight shipping.
Nevertheless, for an easier option, Fleet Concepts can link you with among our skilled employees who can handle your shipping portfolio and serve as your intermediary with 3rd party carriers.
National Frozen LTL Freight Carriers
There is just one nationwide frozen LTL freight carrier. Hence, you see significant temperature level control carriers such as the banana market utilizing their fleets sometimes. Likewise, the one nationwide frozen LTL freight carrier serves as a monopoly, considering that for lots of freight purchasers, there is no apparent replacement.
The only way around such a monopoly is to incorporate a resourceful freight broker like Fleet Concepts who can use a mix of long-run frozen LTL freight carriers integrated with a network of regional refrigerated LTL carriers to manage the local shipping for your client.
In addition to our network of trucks, Fleet Concepts’ partner carriers likewise use temperature-controlled storage facilities throughout the United States. This network makes it simple to keep deliveries in between shipping legs while preserving product freshness.
You can utilize our sophisticated freight software application system to discover the very best storage facility near you or storage facilities at tactical points en route to your clients.
For aid with your LTL refrigerated or frozen trucking requirements, call us at any time to speak to a knowledgeable client service member. We’ll make shipping your items easy so that you can concentrate on your clients.