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The Best Shipping Solution for Products that Require Delicate Temperature Control: Table of Contents What are Heated Trucks? How do Heated Trucks Work? Why Should You Opt for Heated Trucks? Why Heated Trucks are the New Big Thing in Cross Border Shipping? How to Protect Commodities during Shipping? Tips for Reducing Shipping Costs. Final Thoughts. – PowerPoint PPT presentation

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Title: Heated Trucks - The Best Shipping Solution


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Heated Trucks The Best Shipping Solution for
Products that Require Delicate Temperature
Control
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Introduction
  • Maintaining the quality of commodities that
    require delicate temperature during shipping is
    critical in business. Such commodities include
    perishable foods, heat sensitive and cold
    sensitive commodities, and certain
    pharmaceuticals. Whether they are being shipped
    over long or short distances, these commodities
    require special care to ensure that they do not
    deteriorate in quality. Such special attention
    becomes even more necessary during times of
    extreme temperatures such as during the winter
    and summer months.
  • In particular, the cold season can be hard on
    certain products during transit. It is not
    uncommon to find temperatures dropping below
    freezing point in certain areas during the
    coldest months of the year. As a result, some
    commodities may freeze and lose their quality
    when exposed to such extremely low temperatures.
    Thats why there is a need to use heated shipping
    trucks to preserve the commodities quality.

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  • Some of the items that tend to be most affected
    by low temperatures include
  • Paints and primers
  • Printer ink and toners
  • Industrial chemicals
  • Cosmetics products, especially those in liquid
    and gel form
  • Consumable drinks such as juice
  • Agricultural produce
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Some electronics, e.g., phone batteries
  • If you are shipping any of these or other
    products that tend to lose quality or freeze when
    exposed to low temperatures, you will benefit
    from using heater shipping trucks.

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Table of Contents
  • What are Heated Trucks?
  • How do Heated Trucks Work?
  • Why Should You Opt for Heated Trucks?
  • Why Heated Trucks are the New Big Thing in Cross
    Border Shipping?
  • How to Protect Commodities during Shipping?
  • Tips for Reducing Shipping Costs.
  • Final Thoughts.

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What are Heated Trucks?
  • Heated trucks are special trucks that are used to
    ship commodities which tend to deteriorate in
    quality when exposed to low temperatures. These
    commodities are mostly in liquid form, but some
    other items which may be affected by extremely
    low temperatures are also considered. The heated
    trucks have temperature controls that are set to
    warmer degrees than the atmosphere. The
    temperature set is determined by the type of
    goods being shipped and the temperature levels
    that are necessary to keep them in excellent
    condition throughout shipping.
  • The form of shipping which involves the use of
    heated trucks is referred to as heated
    transportation or shipping. Heated transportation
    is a little expensive when compared to regular
    shipping. Thats because the trucks have special
    features to ensure that the commodities arent
    affected by the environmental temperatures. While
    the cost is high, it is worth it as it ensures
    that goods dont lose their quality during
    transit, and this saves businesses from incurring
    avoidable losses.

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How do Heated Trucks Work?
  • Heated trucks protect commodities by maintaining
    an even temperature throughout the shipping
    process. The trucks are equipped with temperature
    controls which help increase the temperature
    inside the truck. The trucks come with layers of
    insulation which are useful in making sure that
    temperatures remain constant at all times.
  • The insulation on the walls of the trucks reduces
    the space available for shipping commodities, and
    this is means that less shipment is transported
    at a time. Additionally, items have to be
    packaged properly to prevent heat transfer among
    the packages. These are some of the reasons why
    heated transportation is more expensive than
    regular shipping solutions.

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Why Should You Opt for Heated Trucks?
  • Why should your business consider using heated
    trucks for shipping?
  • Heated shipping is an excellent way of
    maintaining the quality of commodities that are
    sensitive to temperature changes, particularly
    those that are affected by extremely low
    temperatures. In addition, heated trucks are
    excellent solutions due to the following
  • Goods are carefully packaged and insulated to
    prevent heat transfer.
  • Heated trucks are given priority during shipping
    as the goods are temperature sensitive. This
    means that you dont have to worry about
    transportation delays as the shipping company
    will be keen to maintain the integrity of the
    products while in their custody.

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  • Businesses can reduce losses by utilizing heated
    trucks for specialty goods that require
    temperature control. If products go bad, your
    business can make huge losses, and these would
    not compare to the little extra money that you
    pay for specialized shipping.
  • Heated transportation makes it possible for you
    to ship commodities during the coldest months of
    the year without worrying about the quality of
    the items.
  • Imagine shipping construction paints and primers
    only for them to freeze during transportation.
    You may not be able to restore them to the right
    state without compromised quality. If your
    business deals with commodities that require
    delicate temperature control, you should consider
    hiring a shipping company that offers heated
    transportation services.

9
Why Heated Trucks are the New Big Thing in Cross
Border Shipping
  • Shipping perishable and temperature-sensitive
    goods across countries has been a challenge for
    decades. Business people have to make sure that
    the commodities remain in excellent condition
    throughout the journey. Theyd use items such as
    blankets and quilts to protect commodities from
    extreme temperatures. In most cases, shipping
    certain items during the winter was impossible as
    their state and quality would be compromised.
    However, heated trucks have come to save the day.
  • With these trucks, companies can ship even
    perishable and temperature-sensitive items
    without worrying about compromising their
    quality. As a result, heated trucks have quickly
    gained popularity in cross border shipping.
    Companies that offer cross border shipping
    services are not equipping their trucks with heat
    controls to cater to the needs of clients with
    specialty goods. While finding these trucks was
    hard in the past, they are readily available
    today, and this has made heated transportation
    even more affordable for businesses.

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How to Protect Commodities during Shipping
  • As a business owner, you have a duty to ensure
    that your specialty goods are protected during
    shipping. Your shipping company may not be liable
    for any losses incurred as a result of spoilage
    during transportation, especially if the damage
    is caused by temperature issues. Thats why you
    need to take the following measures to ensure
    that your commodities are safe and shipped under
    temperature-controlled conditions.

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  • 1. Choose the Right Shipping Company
  • The first step is to choose a reliable shipping
    company that offers heated transportation
    services. It would be beneficial to go with a
    freight partner who has a track record of
    successfully shipping goods under controlled
    temperatures. If possible, get testimonials from
    previous business people who have used the
    company to ship goods that require delicate
    temperature control. Also, ask about the
    following issues
  • Security protocols in place to protect goods
    during transit
  • Performance metrics such as claim rates, customer
    service practices, and on-time delivery
  • Testing practices in place to ensure that
    shipping equipment work efficiently to protect
    commodities in transit.

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  • Besides ensuring that your shipping company has
    the right trucks for the task, make sure that
    they are fast and reliable. This is particularly
    important for cross border shipping. The goods
    will be on the road for a long time, and the last
    thing you need is a slow and unreliable company.
    Get one thats fast so that the goods can be
    delivered within the shortest time possible.
  • 2. Learn the Rules
  • Different products have varying temperature
    requirements as stipulated by the prevailing
    standards. Therefore, before shipping items,
    learn the rules. What are the minimum and maximum
    temperatures that the commodities can endure
    without quality issues? Once you learn this, talk
    to your shipping company so that you can discuss
    how these temperature requirements will be met
    and sustained while the goods are in transit.

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  • 3. Choose your packaging insulation properly
  • The packaging insulation material is essential
    when shipping temperature-sensitive goods. The
    wrong packaging can promote heat transfer among
    the goods and affect their quality. Such problems
    are present even when using heated trucks.
    Therefore, get the right packaging and insulate
    it. Cardboard and Styrofoam boxes are excellent
    options for temperature-controlled shipping. Some
    of the best insulation options include expanded
    polystyrene (EPS) foam and rigid polyurethane
    foam. You can also use reflective materials as
    these also prevent heat transfer. Ensure that
    your goods are properly packaged and sealed
    before loading.
  • 4. Ask for Temperature Monitoring
  • When goods are being shipped over long distances,
    the unexpected may happen and your products may
    fall below the advised temperatures. You can
    avoid this by asking your company to provide
    temperature monitoring solutions. Some high-tech
    devices can be placed inside the shipment to
    monitor temperature around the clock. If adverse
    temperature changes occur during transportation,
    the shipping crew can intervene to protect the
    goods from losing their quality.

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  • 5. Prepare for Offloading
  • The shipping company will be responsible for the
    commodities during transit. However, once the
    goods are delivered to your warehouse or dock,
    the responsibility passes over to you. Therefore,
    you have to take measures to ensure that the
    goods remain in controlled temperatures after
    offloading. Below are some steps you can follow
    to make this happen.
  • Prepare a temperature Regulated area in your
    warehouse or at the dock to store the
    commodities. Remember, the heated trucks are only
    designed to maintain temperatures at a certain
    level. They cannot heat the goods to prevent them
    from freezing after offloading.
  • Check the temperatures before offloading to make
    sure that they are right. Do not accept goods if
    they are not within the agreed temperature
    ranges. If you accept, the shipping company may
    deny liability.

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  • Note that you can ask your shipping company to
    deliver your commodities at your business
    premises. The cost may be a little higher, but
    you will save yourself from incurring additional
    cost of transportation from the dock to your
    premises or warehouse. Whats more, you may not
    have access to heated trucks for transportation.
    However, ensure that you have the right storage
    solutions to protect the goods once they reach
    your premises. Also, offload the commodities
    quickly to protect them from prolonged exposure
    to unfavourable temperatures.
  • 6. Have a Contingency Plan
  • Finally, unexpected risks occur, and they can
    compromise your shipment. Have a contingency plan
    to prepare for the unexpected. Since the goods
    are usually in the shipping companys care during
    transit, you may want to ask the company about
    the plans they have in place to handle unexpected
    problems. These include accidents, bad weather,
    equipment failure, delays, and many others. Ask
    the company about the measures that they have in
    place to recover freight during such unforeseen
    circumstances.

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Tips for Reducing Shipping Costs
  • As aforementioned, using heated trucks for
    shipping is more expensive than conventional
    shipping solutions. So is there a way to save
    money on the freight? The answer is yes, and here
    are some simple tips that you can follow to make
    this happen
  • Ship full container load The costs of shipping
    are high, and if you have a few items, you may
    not be able to justify the cost. Therefore,
    strive to ship in FCL. If your goods cant fill a
    container, look within your networks to see
    whether there is anyone shipping specialty goods
    and share the freight costs with them.
  • Choose your shipping company properly The right
    shipping company will charge reasonable freight
    costs and protect your commodities during
    transit. You will save much more in the long run
    by eliminating the risk of spoilage and damage
    during transit.

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  • Package properly Using packages that are
    correctly sized will ensure that you fit as many
    goods as possible in one truck, and this will
    save you from using up too extra space. Remember,
    heated trucks are insulated, and this reduces the
    space available for the goods. You should make
    maximum use of this space.

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Final Thoughts
  • Heated trucks are the new thing in the cross
    border shipping industry. These trucks are saving
    business people the resources and energy spent
    figuring out how to ship goods that require
    delicate temperature control across countries.
    With heated trucks, even temperatures are
    maintained inside the truck and the packages
    throughout the transport period. The commodities
    are delivered in excellent condition, and their
    shelf life is not affected by temperature
    variations.
  • Road LINX is a top trucking and international
    shipping company thats known to offer safe,
    cost-effective and reliable transportation across
    the US and Canada along with other intermodal
    services. Because they hire the best drivers,
    brokers, and technicians, they are always
    confident that will deliver even the most
    difficult shipment. If you are looking for a
    shipping company that offers heated trucks,
    contact Road LINX today and enjoy the convenience
    of having your goods shipped without worrying
    about quality issues.

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The End
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