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Tips on Protecting Perishable Food Products in Transit

Transporting perishable products requires both special equipment as well as following unique procedures. Here are a few highlights on what should be communicated to drivers who are transporting food products:

  1. Advise driver of the correct shipping temperature. This temperature needs to be maintained throughout the trip.
  2. Advise if the reefer unit should be run in stop/start or continuous mode.
  3. Pre-cool the trailer to the desired temperature before loading.
  4. Minimize the loading and unloading time, unless backed up to a cold storage dock.
  5. Allow for air flow around the cargo.
  6. Close the doors immediately after the truck/trailer has pulled away from the dock.
  7. En-route, inspect the outside of the trailer for damage or tampering.
  8. Check for leakage of fluids or other proplems with the reefer unit during transport.
  9. Monitor the temperature function of the refrigeration unit every time the driver stops, or at least every 4 hours.
  10. Keep in-transit time to a minimum in order to reduce the opportunity for food spoilage.
  11. When arriving at the final destination, check and document the overall condition of the product.
  12. Move the product from the loading docks into storage immediately.

Following these steps will help ensure the product arrives in the best condition possible at the final destination.

Source: Transporting Food Products Requires An Attention To Detail, by J.J. Keller & Associates, Inc. (June 4, 2014)

 

Tia Chisholm, HUB International TRANSPORTATION

HUB International TRANSPORTATION specialists are based in Vancouver. Our longstanding relationships with the best providers in the business allow us to deliver the solution that serve you best. With HUB, you can run your business knowing that you are headed in the right direction.

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