The winter solstice is just around the corner —December 21st to be exact! The Farmers’ Almanac’s extended weather forecast is calling for a “Polar Coaster Winter,” with plenty of frigid temperatures and snow for a majority of the country.1 Winter 2020 is being described as “freezing, frigid, and frosty,” with the coldest outbreak arriving during the final week of January through the beginning of February.1 How will you protect your freight from freezing? The answer — ROAD SCHOLAR TRANSPORT!
Road Scholar Transport services primarily the Mid-Atlantic and New England regions in the Northeast; where the Farmers’ Almanac is predicting colder-than-normal temperatures and not only a good amount of snow, but also a wintry mix of rain and sleet—especially along the coast.1 As a premier, world-class shipping company, we take full responsibility, using precise measures to securely monitor every load we ship. Whether a full-load or partial, for consistent temperature, security seal handling, and protection of your valuable cargo for the duration of the transport. We have a VERY LOW damage claim record of 0.0003%!
Transporting items that are susceptible to freezing is a huge risk, as a carrier’s trailer can reach temperatures as low as –20°F, leading to damaged products, recalls, loss of revenue, and of course, jeopardizing your brand equity — and that is exactly why you should choose Road Scholar Transport.
Here at Road Scholar Transport we will protect ALL of your freight from freezing, INCLUDING food and beverages, chemicals, AND pharmaceuticals!
Food and beverages can spoil if they freeze during transit, which may affect their taste. This will then affect the brand negatively by either selling a badly tasting product or having to dispose of the product that was shipped, which can cause a drop in sales and as a result, a loss of profit. Chemicals, especially hazmat, can have detrimental effects on the environment if not taken care of properly. If chemicals freeze, they cannot be used unless heated to become liquid again—heating a chemical doesn’t even SOUND like a good idea. That’s because it isn’t! Heating a chemical too much can cause a runaway reaction.2 A runaway reaction is a thermally unstable reaction system which exhibits an uncontrolled accelerating rate of reaction leading to rapid increases in temperature and pressure, causing pollution to our environment. 3 Pharmaceuticals are very important, they save lives. The freezing of a pharmaceutical product during shipping can alter its effectiveness —maybe even reversing its desired effect!
Road Scholar does not use blankets to sustain temperature conditions. Our trailers can be set as low as -22°F to as high as 89°F, providing protect from freezing, frozen, refrigerated, and heated service. Our reefers are imbedded with technology that tracks the temperature within and alerts our team in the event of a temperature fluctuation so that we can rectify the situation prior to the product losing its integrity. We can remotely set temperature too! We get direct notifications if the temperature in our trailer changes, so there is no chance we would be unaware of any change.
Unlike many of our regional competitors who will not pick up protect from freezing shipments on a Friday because they do not want to be responsible for protecting it throughout the weekend, we have a protect from freezing policy that allows us to pick up and deliver five days a week. We at Road Scholar think that a competent supplier should be able to provide 100% protect coverage and not the conventional 80% (Mon-Thur.). Additionally, we also provide expedited service for those shipments that need to be there FAST. We even provide our customers with the tools to track their shipment live throughout the entire transportation process and can provide a complete record of the temperature within the trailer at any given time, even months after delivery, as well as each time the trailer door was opened/closed.