Short-Term-Hold or Short-Hold Storage

Posted on March 15th, 2019

Cross-docking is the practice of unloading freight and reloading them for transport to the next destination, with little to no storage in between trips. This is typically done to bring in loads from different points of origin to consolidate onto fewer trucks for delivery to a final destination, or to […]

Daylight Savings and Truck Driver Schedules

Posted on March 8th, 2019

Truck drivers need to be aware of how the Daylight Savings Time (DST) affects his or her sleep schedule and driver log times. The regulations state a 14 hour workday, 11 hour driving time and 10 hour off duty / sleeper berth. The time is counted by the number of […]

The Benefits of Cross-Docking

Posted on March 1st, 2019

First of all, why would anyone need to use cross-docking? Inventory storage takes up space in warehouses, and costs businesses money to use. Oftentimes, storage is necessary, especially large inventory runs, anticipated demand spikes, timeliness etc. By having Just in Time (JIT) inventory, it reduces the need for long term […]

Mixing Produce in Reefer LTL: Factors to Consider

Posted on February 21st, 2019

What else needs to be considered in transporting product other than proper temperature management? A major factor to consider is having a truck with a mixed load of produce that affect each others aromas and flavors. The perfect storm is brewing if the carrier is unaware of the nuances of […]

The Transportation of Chocolate

Posted on February 14th, 2019

Happy Valentine’s Day! Last year, we took a look at the supply chain of flowers for Valentine’s Day. Ever wonder how to properly transport all that lovely chocolate you see on the shelves at your local shop? Melting Point The melting point for chocolate is slightly under the human body […]

Chinese New Year and Inventory Planning

Posted on February 5th, 2019

The year of the pig and final year in the 12 year cycle. Folklore has it that those born in the the year of the pig are destined for wealth and good fortune. Why are we getting into the Chinese Zodiac and the Lunar New Year? Businesses run into the […]

Maintaining Proper Transit Temperatures: Produce

Posted on February 1st, 2019

Shelf life, shelf life, shelf life! Produce has an interesting mix of factors to consider before mapping out a truck, especially if there will be different types of produce in the same load. Even though transportation takes only a few days of shelf life of produce that could be a […]

The Refrigerated (Reefer) LTL Shipment: What it Takes

Posted on January 24th, 2019

  Temperature Controlled LTL shipments are a little more complex than regular dry LTL shipments due to the sensitivity of the freight for temperature and transit time requirements. LTL Carrier Schedules Most dry LTL carriers have a longer running schedule for the week on the days they can pick up. […]

What is Temperature Controlled Freight Shipping?

Posted on January 14th, 2019

Temperature controlled freight shipping is the transport of goods that are sensitive to climate conditions, and require special handling and storage to maintain stable temperatures from dock to dock. This is possible with temperature controlled storage and refrigerated trucking. For example, a temperature controlled environment will keep your produce fresh, […]

What is Refrigerated Trucking?

Posted on January 4th, 2019

Refrigerated trucking, also known as “reefer” trucking – A freight shipping method, specializing in the transportation of foods and products that require temperature-control during transit. The trailer has a built-in refrigeration system to keep all products in the same state that they were received in, whether it be cooled, chilled […]

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