Continuing their successful relationship, Cold Box Express and transportation and logistics provider, Averitt Express have teamed up to offer their clients a convenient, cost-efficient, and ultimately, revolutionary LTL cold chain shipping solution.
As the case study below shows, gourmet popsicle company, Frios required a better method of transporting their temperature-sensitive product from their central distribution facility to the dozens of franchises located across the southeast. Watch how the team at Averitt, utilizing Cold Box Express’ LTL cold chain shipping units, made it happen for their client and read more here.
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Regional and national transportation leader, Load to Ride Transportation has recently had great success using Cold Box to ship their client’s temperature controlled freight.
Operations Director, Paul Reedy states, “It’s great being able to move a pallet in an temperature controlled environment and the Cold Box is easy to operate as well as load and unload. Normally we have to set the temperature on the refrigerated trailer, wait for it to get to temperature (which can take hours), then load the freight and go. Plus Cold Box’s online web portal that allows you to log in is the icing on the cake and makes monitoring the temperature and location from start to finish a breeze.” Paul also expressed his excitement at having the option to ship PFF or Protect From Freeze freight in the winter seasons when the weather is extremely cold in Denver, CO.
In the future, Load to Ride plans on using Cold Box for more temperature controlled freight shipping for clients like Hammond’s Candies fine chocolate, KMG Chemicals (reefer hazmat corrosive), Fresh Box Foods, makeup, and more.
With corporate offices based in Denver, CO, Load to Ride Transportation offers a wide-range of logistics and transportation services including Load-to-Deliver, LTL shipping, Pool Distribution, Warehousing, and Special Handling. For more information see: http://www.onestopfreightways.com/
To learn more about using Cold Box for shipping temperature controlled freight, visit: http://thecoldbox.com/temperature-controlled-freight/
04/13/2015, 7:00am – 04/14/2015, 5:00pm
Cold Box Express LLC is proud to announce its participation at the National Shipper’s Strategic Transportation Council (NASSTRAC) Shippers Conference in Orlando, FL. Come visit booth #213 where you can speak with our sales team directly regarding your specific logistics or supply chain questions.
Additionally, the Cold Box Express booth will feature a fully functional Cold Box climate controlled shipper on hand to demonstrate the container’s advanced technologies such as easy-to-use control panel, 24/7 tracking, monitoring, and reporting. This innovative system offers logistics professionals immediate communications via SMS text or email of the container’s shipping data and location which improves supply chain shipment visibility including payload compartment temperature, ambient temperature, relative humidity, shock/vibration, pressure, orientation, door openings, and automated event and excursion communications.
As membership to NASSTRAC serves important decision-makers in the logistics or supply chain management departments, the upcoming Shippers Conference is a natural fit for Cold Box Express and their alternative solution to traditional refrigerated LTL shipping. According to Marketing Manager, Lisa Schellenberg “the NASSTRAC Shippers and Transportation Expo is where transportation and supply chain executives come together to learn, build their network with peers and providers, and strengthen their contribution to
their own company’s transportation strategy. This year, the focus will be to provide insight on carrier issues and how shippers can best solve or work with these limitations in a win-win relationship.”
Date & Location: April 12-15, 2015, Orlando, FL
Venue: Disney Swan and Dolphin Hotel
Unlike more traditional LTL refrigerated trucking companies that use a single temperature set point for the entire trailer and special handling procedures, such as use of cargo
quilts and warm rooms, a Cold Box Express self-powered or battery operated, active pallet shipper, their advanced technology, and their national network of depots offer the best freight freeze protection for cold-sensitive freight.
Traditional shippers that offer freight freeze protection leave your cargo vulnerable to the cold due to several reasons: i. they have only one temperature set point per trailer, ii. they have temperature variation caused by the opening and closing of loading doors, and iii. they also have variances in temperature depending on where your cargo has been loaded in the trailer. For example, freight placed directly on the floor of traditional refrigerated shipping trailers is at a far greater risk of freezing as opposed to top-loaded cargo. The Cold Box active pallet shipper ensures freight freeze protection for your cold-sensitive LTL cargo by forcing heated air through the freight and maintaining consistent temperatures from above 32°F (0°C) and up to 140°F (60°C) with precise control of +/-1°C throughout the payload compartment. As well since your cargo is self-contained in the Cold Box pallet shipper from loading dock to final destination, all risks associated to handling exposure to freezing temperatures is eliminated. In addition, many standard freeze protection methods rely on an external power source to operate continuously, whereas the Cold Box pallet shipper is equipped to run up to 120 hours on battery power (or indefinitely on external power), ensuring continuous temperature control and flexibility for heated, refrigerated, or frozen shipping, delivery and storage.
As well through the use of 24/7 Real Time GPS/GPM, Cold Box Express clients are able to track, monitor, and receive alerts regarding their shipment’s payload and ambient temperatures, increasing shipping transparency and providing a highly detailed trip summary. No freight freeze protection LTL trucking company can offer this level of visibility for their climate-controlled shipments.
With a national network of depots, Cold Box Express allow for improved response times, availability, and security of freeze protected, custom critical shipping containers while eliminating the need for warm warehouse space and heated trailer units used by LTL trucking companies as standard freight freeze protection services. To learn more about Cold Box containers and their innovative solution to traditional freeze protection methods, see http://thecoldbox.com/freeze-protection/
With over 100 vendors, 700 attendees, and nearly 120 speakers, the 12th Annual GDP and Temperature Management
Logistics Global Forum was a great opportunity to launch Cold Box Express and demonstrate their Cold Box shipper and 24/7 tracking, temperature monitoring, alert communications, and 21 CFR Part 11 reporting technologies. As both a show sponsor and the relatively ‘new players in the refrigerated shipping industry’, Cold Box Express was very well received by fellow vendors and numerous attendees and representatives of different segments of the life sciences and cold chain shipping industries. In addition to the awareness generated, one of the biggest takeaways from the Forum was the consistent validation from attendees that there is a considerable need for an economical yet reliable ‘end-to-end’ Cold Box Express + LTL trucking transport solution.
In addition to attendee support, several valuable cold chain shipping and freight connections were made at the show and Cold Box Express will be undergoing custom critical third party internal evaluation and validation with several significant North American asset based and non-asset based logistical providers, including FedEx Custom Critical and Panther Logistics, a subsidiary of ARC Best and sister company to ABF Freight. Not only will their studies help to validate the performance of Cold Box Express, they will also locate potential areas for improvement and most importantly, assist in the expansion of their temperature sensitive Cold Box Express + LTL trucking transport solution into the high value market segments of life science and related cold chain shipping markets.
To learn more about Cold Box Express and their unique LTL trucking solution for pharmaceutical and related cold chain shipping service providers please visit their website here: http://thecoldbox.com/cold-box-express/
Cold Box Express at the upcoming 12th Cold Chain Global Forum in Boston, MA. Date: 09/29/2014, 9:00am – 10/3/2014, 4:30pm Cold Box Express LLC is proud to announce its sponsorship and participation at the IQPC’s 12th Annual Cold Chain GDP & Temperature Management Logistics Global Forum in Boston, MA. Come visit booth #309 where you can speak with our sales team directly regarding your specific pharmaceutical cold chain requirements. In addition, our expanded booth will also feature a fully functional Cold Box shipper on hand to demonstrate our climate controlled pallet shipper and 24/7 tracking, monitoring, and reporting technologies. Our Cold Box Express network offering will allow for reliable, secure, and economical temperature sensitive LTL transport service for high value CRT, refrigerated, or frozen pharmaceutical palletized payloads in North America. This innovative system offers immediate communications via SMS text or email of Cold Box shipping data and location which improves shipment visibility including payload compartment temperature, ambient temperature, relative humidity, shock/vibration, pressure, orientation, door openings, and automated event and excursion communications for refrigerated pharmaceutical shipping. Hae Rim Lee, Sponsorship Manager for the Cold Chain Global Forum had this to say regarding the importance of having innovative companies, like Cold Box Express, sponsor the forum: “Since the Cold Chain Global Forum is the pharmaceutical industry flagship event, it really is the platform for companies to present their latest and greatest innovations to their peers and the end-user community. Executives attend year on year to learn about the state of the industry and where it is going. Having companies on board like Cold Box Express that continuously push to deliver innovative solutions to solve the challenges the industry is facing , specifically surrounding refrigerated pharmaceutical shipping, allows need-solution matching for Pharmaceutical companies.”
The IQPC’s Annual Cold Chain GDP & Temperature Management Logistics Global Forum is the largest event of its kind and addresses critical temperature control pharmaceutical industry developments including the latest global trends and hot topics regarding supply chain for life science based organizations.
Date & Location: September 29 – October 3, 2014, Boston, MA
Venue: Hynes Convention Center