With the winter chill settling in across the United States, it’s not hard to see how the cold might impact freight shipments. When cargo is temperature-sensitive, but still has to move, Protect from Freeze services are the answer.
Protect from Freeze is a service many LTL carriers provide to keep goods that can freeze at the shipper’s desired temperature. Commodities such as chemicals, paints, glues, liquids, wine, alcohol, perishable food and batteries need to maintain an above freezing temperature throughout transit to maintain quality. Using Protect from Freeze services, the cargo is sheltered from the outside conditions using heated trailers, heat shelters and blankets to ensure the freight does not freeze in transit. Making sure to consistently monitor the outside temperature and the temperature of your freight, your freight will stay warmer than 32 degrees.
However, this service is not offered by every carrier in the Freightquote network. Leverage your Freight Broker’s expertise to find a carrier that meets the shipment requirements and offers Protect from Freeze service. Make sure to provide the commodity type and temperature requirements in addition to the standard shipment details. Your broker will be able to help you pick a carrier that will take the proper precautions to get your temperature sensitive cargo safely to its destination.
Also, make sure to note that each carrier has different limitations of liabilities for handing freight under freeze protection. Review these options with your Freight Broker as well to make sure your cargo is covered at the desired level.
In cases of extreme cold, some carriers may not be able to offer a freeze protection guarantee and will place an embargo on this service until temperatures rise slightly. Your Freight Broker will have the most accurate information in this type of situation.
Ready to move your temperature-sensitive freight? Call your Freightquote Freight Broker at 800.323.5441 to speak to an expert about Protect from Freeze and all your logistics needs.