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Best Practices for Refrigerated LTL Freight

According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, refrigerated freight shipping is responsible for transporting the majority of U.S. consumable goods. Since Osborn & Son ships mostly liquor, cheeses, and meats, we follow the Sanitary Food Transportation Act of 2005 to ensure the product we transport arrives in the same condition we received.

Understanding Food Safety

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration requires food safety training for transport drivers. The one-hour training module provides basic food safety training. The course reviews different temperatures of refrigerated LTL freight, identifying potential food safety problems on the road, and common ways to prevent problems from arising.  

How to Transport Frozen Food

Following the guidelines from the FDA, having our driver’s food safety trained, and climate-controlled hauling for perishable items is how we deliver every time.  

Temperature control technology

Our real-time, state-of-the-art trailer temperature reporting, alerts the driver if there is any issue with the refrigerated trailer while they’re driving. Due to this technology, drivers can deliver perishable products safely at the required temperatures with a 99% success rate.   

Proper handling and delivery windows

One of the reasons Osborn offers less than a truckload of refrigerated freight shipping is that it allows retailers to place smaller orders more frequently. When they can balance their inventory with deliveries, they reduce spoilage and expiration. Our timely and efficient services keep goods safe and cold until arrival at their destination.  

Ready to Ship with Osborn Son & Trucking?

If a 99% success rate isn’t enough on its own, know when you ship your LTL Freight with Osborn we handle all the schedule management and logistics as well. Request a quote.