A great deal has been said and written regarding the topic of temperature controlled delivery services, but people continue to question why they are significant in today’s age. Is there no way in which they can be replaced with traditional transportation services?
The fact of the matter is that certain goods, particularly perishable goods, are sensitive to time and temperature; therefore, special attention is required when coordinating the logistics of these commodities. When we say ‘special attention’, we are referring to the unique optimum temperature control containers along with correct monitoring by qualified workers. This article will examine the different reasons why temperature controlled courier services are mandatory and the benefits to using this service.
Contrary to belief, no many logistics companies offer the facilities to transport sensitive commodities; therefore, it is recommended that you are aware of the few companies in your area that are able to deal with these types of goods. A sensitive commodity requires vehicles with refrigerated areas that can maintain optimum temperature at all times. Furthermore, the operations must be time-bound in addition to performance-oriented. There is no room for delays or cancelled projects because of the perishable nature of the goods. When choosing a professional temperature controlled delivery service, it is important that all these criteria are met.
Combining different deliveries is a common occurrence in many logistics and courier companies as this works when goods are not temperature sensitive. For example, when transporting electronic products or books it is possible to place all items in a delivery vehicle with the maximum number of goods. This strategy is an economical one because many deliveries can be made at once and the recipients do not complain about the state of their delivery – a win-win deal for all parties involved. However, if the goods are temperature sensitive there are many other issues that need to be considered.
When transporting goods that are temperature sensitive, it is necessary to maintain an optimum temperature within the refrigerated vehicle. While this may seem simple, it can be a complicated task as the correct preservation temperature of medication is different to that of perishable foods; therefore, these deliveries cannot be placed together. If placed together there is a 100% chance that the products will be rendered useless by delivery or, in the worst case scenario, the goods will be affected. This is one of the reasons why services of a temperature controlled courier company will excel in the transportation of perishable goods. They tend to have separate refrigerated areas and do not combine shipments.
Refrigerated vehicles in today’s society present with advanced technology incorporated into the system to ensure the safety of the shipment. Computer controls are used to ensure the required temperature is maintained at all times. Deliveries are completed by an individual who is aware of the technical aspect of the business, but also the technological side of the transportation. This ensures that all problems that may arise will be resolved immediately and without too much difficulty.