Frozen goods are vulnerable to insects and pests and sensitive to temperature. But aside from these two, there are external factors that can serve as a threat and cause of delay when transporting frozen goods like bad weather, checkpoints, refueling, flat tire, traffics, and road accidents.
Those who are assigned to transport frozen food and goods must be prepared with every possible threat and cause of delay because no one could assure that the best transportation and shipping of frozen goods will be done smoothly.
How To ship Frozen Food? Here are some of the things you need to know.
Time and safety of the frozen goods are very critical when it is being transported. To ensure the good quality and freshness of frozen goods, one must be properly informed and instructed on the possible threats and causes of delay and how to deal with them.
Manage ans Ship Frozen Foods
Because temperature is very important when it comes to transporting frozen goods, the failure of the temperature regulator is a very big threat. Once it fails, the frozen goods might get spoiled along the way before they arrive at the location where they are supposed to be delivered.
Hence, it is important to have an extra or spare temperature regulator on the truck or vehicle. In this way, the goods will be kept frozen especially when the place of delivery is too far.
Insects and pests
Frozen goods are also prone to insects and pests when they are not properly dealt with. And these insects and pests can spread from one frozen product to another. It is better to avoid this threat rather than to deal with it. The spreading of insects and pests is too fast, and it is sometimes difficult to stop when they are held in a closed van or container.
Hence, it is a must to check on the items before loading them in the truck and before transporting them. Look for damages on the frozen goods themselves, same as with their containers or packaging.
Along the way, especially when it is a long drive, different causes of delay and threats are possible to be encountered.
The storm will make the road slippery and the vision of the driver blurry, too strong heat on the underhand makes the temperature inside the truck go up so the frozen goods get badly affected.
If possible, driving at night is better or the driver needs to check on the weather report before transporting any frozen goods.
Lack of fuel
The transport vehicles must also be refueled properly, as sometimes, refueling may be too long and can cause spoilage on the frozen goods. Also, when fuel is empty, the temperature control of the vehicle will stop working, hence spoilage will possibly happen in the event that no gas station is immediately available to refill your gas tank.
Another possible dilemma is a flat tire. Some transport trucks encounter flat tires and this is very difficult to deal with. The driver must be knowledgeable and skillful enough to change the flat tires of the truck or else, they need to wait for someone else to do it on their behalf, which they do not know when will come.
Hence, the best workaround is having someone on the truck who knows how to change tires and an assurance that a good-conditioned spare tire is also available.
There are certain places or locations that have checkpoints and ask for some requirements before letting the transport truck pass by. When the driver and the people assigned to transport the frozen goods fail to present the requirements asked, they will look for other possible ways and this will require additional time.
That is why it is important to carry all necessary requirements and be fully informed about the possible checkpoints along the way.