Refrigerated (Reefer) Freight Shipping

refrigerated truckingLogistics Group International (LGI) specializes in refrigerated (reefer) freight arrangement shipping. With a network of 15,000 plus carriers strategically positioned across the United States, LGI can quickly access its database of refrigerated freight & reefer carriers to get your frozen or chilled product to its final destination on time and within budget. No matter if your product requires chilled, frozen or someplace in between, LGI can manage meeting a precise pickup and delivery schedule to keep your company operating efficiently and products moving.

Frozen & Chilled Cargo Service

LGI works with clients to ensure efficient, affordable, and dependable service throughout their logistics chain. Our vast network of carriers with refrigerated trucks can deliver frozen food, perishable produce, and temperature-sensitive items delivered fresh and fast. We’re a trusted provider of reefer 3PL services for many industries:

A primary advantage of refrigerated freight carriers from LGI is the ability to adjust and maintain specific temperatures. That isn’t all, though. Humidity is controllable. Just like temperature, it can be a huge factor in preserving product quality.

Benefits of Refrigerated Trucking

  • Protection: Due to the nature and sensitivity of the products being transported, the temperature controlled trailer is the greatest asset of refrigerated trucking. The trailer is insulated and better equipped to protect against damage from temperature changes and spoilage.
  • Variety: In addition to foods that require temperature control, reefer trucking can be used for many other products such as plants, pharmaceuticals, and personal care products.

Refrigerated trailers carry freight at low or freezing temperatures. These containers are outfitted with refrigeration systems capable of maintaining specified temperatures. Also called reefer carriers, they provide many benefits.

  • Reduces Wastes
  • Improves Product Quality
  • Protects Against Insects
  • Prevents Rotting
  • Prolongs Product Lifespan

Refrigerated carriers safeguard against spoilage of perishable beverages and foodstuffs when en route from a production facility to points of sale. They also keep heat-sensitive electronics, metallic parts, consumer products, and even fine art cooler than the ambient environment, safeguarding them from depreciation.

Refrigerated Freight Management Services

Our area of expertise is developing custom transit solutions. Regardless of freight type, size, weight, and storage requirements, LGI has the resources to move temperature-sensitive cargoes from one destination to another safely. Some of our freight management services include:

  • GPS tracking & real-time locations updates
  • Door-to-door delivery and cross-border logistics for shipping throughout North America (U.S., Mexico, and Canada)
  • Dock-delivery, carry-in delivery, school delivery, store-front deliveries, and more
  • Complete logistic management of your shipment
  • Ambient and multi-temperature-controlled transportation services
  • Premium service at competitive rates
  • Comprehensive insurance for high-value loads
  • Team service for expedited transport of time-critical equipment

 

Equipped with technologies to monitor humidity, temperature, and other factors, LGI cold-storage trailers offer practical product preservation on the go. All carriers are clean and free of dust and pests. Temperature and humidity are continuously examined.

Keeping loads cool

LGI’s top priority is keeping your products cold from loadout to final delivery. Our logistics professionals work with you to develop a complete shipment action plan, from pick-up to delivery.

We ship throughout North America, from Canada to the United States of America and Mexico. Highly skilled team members can deliver shipments anywhere, including docks, businesses, schools, and storefronts.

Client satisfaction is our utmost priority. For time-critical or last-minute refrigerated shipments, you can count on LGI to make it there on time and within budget.

Contact us to learn more about our refrigerated transportation services.

 

Frequently asked questions

Logistics can appear daunting, but it doesn’t have to be. You have questions, and LGI provides answers. If you can’t find what you’re looking for in our FAQ section below, please contact us.

What’s refrigerated freight?

Refrigerated freight, or reefer freight, is a way to transport products that require temperature-controlled storage. The container has a built-in refrigeration system to keep products in their pre-shipped state.

How do refrigerated trucks work?

Reefer trucks are composed of four major components: The compressor, condenser, insulation, and temperature controls. The compressor acts on the system’s refrigerant gas, compressing it close together and sending it on to the condenser. The condenser converts the concentrated refrigerant gas into a liquid. It’s up to the insulated panels to be watertight, keeping cool air from escaping. The temperature is set using the control panel. Alarms will show on the screen if the system detects a problem.

How are refrigerated trucks powered?

Refrigerator trucks are cooled by ice, mechanical refrigeration systems powered by diesel or electric engines, or carbon dioxide. It’s used in dry ice or liquid forms as a cooling agent.

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To request a quote, or to speak to a logistician about your refrigerated shipping needs, call 713.543.8713 today.