Shipper Best Practices

Five best practices for shipping temperature-sensitive freight

Mother Nature plays no favorites when it comes to freight, packing an equally brutal punch during the sizzling days of summer as she does during the frigid months of winter.


Managing extreme temperature swings now top of mind for shippers

When it comes to the importance of proactively managing temperature swings, shippers only need to think back to the winter of 2013-2014. Supply chain players who endured the Polar Vortex will tell you they had their own version of “Frozen” take center stage as they moved temperature-sensitive freight across North America. Unfortunately, their experience was nothing like a Disney movie, and happily ever after has been difficult to find as freight claims rose into the millions for some and took the better part of a year to settle.

Shippers need to control and plan for what they can more than ever before as supply chain providers move away from offering temperature protection insurance.

This paper summarizes the insights, learnings and best practices of some of the largest manufacturers and distributors of temperature-sensitive food, beverage and liquid cleaning supply industries. Read on to learn how they prepare ahead and how practices apply to both hot and cold temperature extremes.

Published December 2019

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