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Temperature Controlled Freight Shipping

What's in this article?
  1. About Temperature-Controlled Freight Shipping
  2. Why Use Temperature-Controlled Freight Shipping For Your Vehicle?
  3. How Does Temperature-Controlled Shipping Work?
  4. What Goods Are Shipped In Temperature-Controlled Conditions?
  5. Limitations On Refrigerated Freight Packaging
  6. Contact Us Now To Learn About Temperature-Controlled Freight Shipping Services
  7. Why Choose Us A-1 Auto Transport?
  8. Faqs About Temperature-Controlled Freight Shipping
  9. How Much Does Temperature-Controlled Shipping Cost?
  10. What Can Happen To My Car In A Poorly Controlled Temperature?
About Temperature Controlled

Are you looking for a reliable temperature-controlled freight provider? A-1 Auto Transport can provide temperature-controlled freight shipping that will protect your automobile from drastic changes in temperature while it’s in transit. 

We have the resources and expertise to keep your vehicle in excellent condition for the entirety of its journey in our temperature-controlled containers. Read more about temperature-controlled freight shipping to find out whether it’s the right option for you.

About Temperature-Controlled Freight Shipping

Temperature controlled shipping is the transportation of goods that are sensitive to changes in temperature. Controlling the temperature of a shipment from dock to dock comes with extra complications, but we can guarantee that your vehicle and your other goods will stay in prime condition throughout their entire journey. We have the resources and knowledge to provide all of your temperature-controlled shipping solutions.

Why Use Temperature-Controlled Freight Shipping for Your Vehicle?

Use Temperature Controlled Freight Shipping

If you’re wondering why temperature-controlled freight shipping is something you should consider, here are some great reasons to enquire about this type of shipping today.

During shipping, your car should be placed in the same conditions as when it is put into storage. We aim to maintain optimal temperature and humidity levels in all of our transports to: 

  • Protect Your Car’s Internal Systems
  • Protect Your Car From External Damage
  • Protect Your Car During Cold or Humid Weather Conditions

Most professionals recommend that cars are stored in an area that is 70 degrees Fahrenheit or lower. The humidity levels should be between 40% and 50%.

If you know that your car needs to be stored at a specific temperature for any reason, just let us know, and we will do our best to accommodate your requests. 

You can also speak to your carrier when they arrive to collect your vehicle. Our carriers are always happy to discuss specific needs for every car we ship.

How Does Temperature-Controlled Shipping Work?

Temperature-controlled shipping, sometimes referred to as refrigerated freight shipping, uses gensets. A genset is a piece of equipment that converts heat capacity into electrical energy. During transport, this equipment is run on diesel. While the transport vehicle is at a standstill, the cargo may be hooked up to another power supply.

Using these two power supplies, your cargo will be kept at a steady, cool temperature for the entire duration of the journey. A monitoring system helps the driver keep track of the temperature at all times. 

Most vehicles do not actually require highly regulated temperature-controlled shipping. Our drivers and transporters are experienced in transporting vehicles and have all of the materials and skills to keep your car safe during transit. However, if you are concerned about maintaining a steady temperature during shipment, we will be more than happy to discuss your needs. 

Temperature-Controlled Conditions

What Goods Are Shipped In Temperature-Controlled Conditions?

If you are interested in shipping other goods, we may be able to help. Here are some of the goods that typically require temperature-controlled conditions during shipment.

  • Perishable food items
  • Fresh food
  • Frozen food
  • Beverages
  • Medicine and pharmaceuticals
  • Artwork
  • Electronics

Limitations On Refrigerated Freight Packaging

If you need to use refrigerated freight, you should be prepared for limitations on the amount that can be transported at one time. In refrigerated freights, an extra layer of insulation is built into the truck, which reduces the space. 

Contact Us Now To Learn About Temperature-Controlled Freight Shipping Services

If you are still curious about our temperature-controlled services at A-1 Auto Transport, get in touch with a member of our team today.

Our team of highly experienced customer service professionals will be happy to discuss your shipment preferences before deciding on shipment logistics. 

Contact Us Temperature Controlled Freight Shipping Services

Why Choose Us A-1 Auto Transport?

There are plenty of great reasons why you should choose A-1 Auto Transport for your vehicle shipment. Here are just a few:

  • Friendly, dedicated customer service available during every stage of the shipping process
  • We are equipped to handle both domestic and international shipments
  • Use our dependable real-time GPS satellite service to track your vehicle every step of the journey
  • Rest easy knowing your vehicle is fully insured for any potential damages
  • Highly experienced carriers who are trained in transporting vehicles safely and securely

FAQs About Temperature-Controlled Freight Shipping

Still curious about the ins and outs of temperature-controlled freight shipping? Here are a few of the most commonly asked questions.

How Much Does Temperature-Controlled Shipping Cost?

Temperature-controlled freight shipping does tend to cost more than regular shipments. This is to cover the cost of the specialized equipment, the skills of the driver, and the extra work involved with keeping your goods in excellent condition. 

Click here for your free quote, or call 1-800-452-2880 now to enquire with someone from our team. We will help you to determine whether temperature-controlled shipping is something that will work for you, and we will give you an estimate of the cost.

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What Can Happen To My Car In A Poorly Controlled Temperature?

If you let your car overheat or freeze, this can have a detrimental effect on the car’s condition. Both overheating and freezing can result in a damaged engine. While this is highly unlikely, if your car does become damaged during shipping, you may find yourself facing a staggering repair bill. 

You shouldn’t worry about this happening to your vehicle when you use A-1 Auto Transport. However, standard insurance is provided for any shipment to protect against damage that may occur during shipment. You can also purchase additional insurance if you wish.

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Joe Webster began his journey in the auto transport field by attending the University of Southern California (USC), where he graduated with a Bachelor of Business Marketing. 

After college, he started his career in the auto transport industry from the bottom up and has done virtually every job there is to do at A-1 Auto Transport, including but not limited to: Truck Driver, Dispatch, Sales, PR, Bookkeeping, Transport Planner, Transport Manager, International Transport Manager, Brokering, Customer Service, and Marketing. Working with his mentor Tony Taylor, Joe Webster has learned the ins and outs of this industry which is largely misunderstood. 

With over 30 years experience in the industry, we've been helping people ship their vehicles, motorcycles, RV's, heavy equipment, household goods and more across the country or overseas without a hitch. Ask us anything.

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Mylene Rutllant
It’s my number one pick in auto shipping to this day.

Due to the nature of my work, I must relocate every couple of years to where my company needs me. Because of this, I’ve tested several moving and auto transport companies over the years.

And my choice in terms of auto transport has to be A1 Auto Transport. It’s in the name, but also in the quality with which they do their jobs. I’ve never had a problem with this company.

The only time my shipment was delayed was during winter when a snowstorm closed down all the major roads. And they still found an alternative and got my car delivered before roads got unstuck.

When I moved to West Virginia, they picked up my car the very day I called them. I like to think they take special care of me considering all the business I’ve sent them. I’ll continue to support A1 Auto Transport. It’s my number one pick in auto shipping to this day.

Luis Rodriguez
You have my full support and recommendation!

I considered selling my car when I moved to Washington. It was old and rusty, but I grew attached to it. So, I called a couple companies to transport it to my new home, but they both fell through.

The first one couldn’t decide on a schedule. He would constantly change the pickup date till I got frustrated and canceled. The second was insufferable, very rude on the phone, even worse in person.

They started picking a part my car asking me why I still have it. If that’s their opinion of my vehicle, how can I trust they’ll take care of it? If something happened midway, why wouldn’t they just blame it on the car instead of paying up?

So, I cancelled this company as well and turned to A1 Auto Transport. From the get go, they were very different from my past options. Their website was very professional and up to date, full of useful information. I requested a quote using their online form, and I got an email response within an hour. Surprisingly fast!

If I didn’t know any better, I would’ve thought they were lacking customers, but the email spoke for itself. In just one email, everything I needed to know was there, including a contact number I could use to get more information or confirm the transport.

I called and got things rolling. I was very pleased with the driver. He followed standard procedure and represented his company well. Can’t remember his name, but props to him!

The car arrived in Washington 6 days later in excellent condition. From what I understand, the transport was delayed a bit by a storm, but since the time window was 4-6 days from the beginning, I don’t really care. You have my full support and recommendation!

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Cristine Benoit
I can safely say this is a legit company that will get the job done.

There are a lot of options for auto transport these days, which surprisingly makes it harder to find a good company. I received more than 10 offers to ship my car, but I couldn’t decide on any of them.

After doing some research, I got even more worried reading about all the scams and accidents that can happen. But, I have work to do and couldn’t afford to drive my newly purchased Mini Cooper all the way to Virginia.

Fortunately, I made the right choice with A1 Auto Transport. They are very good at their jobs. I spent more than an hour drilling Joe with various questions, and he never once lost his patience. He saw I was interested, so he bore with me until I was satisfied. The driver was also very courteous and my car was intact on arrival. I couldn’t have asked for more.

By the way, the price we first agreed on stayed the same. There were no delays or unexpected “surprises.” I can safely say this is a legit company that will get the job done.

David Osallo
We give A1 Auto Transport a big 10 out of 10!

We give A1 Auto Transport a big 10 out of 10! We chose them to move our car from California to Vermont, since we needed professionals.

We were abroad during the transport, so the transport was a bit tricky. The driver had to pick it up from storage on short notice and get it to its destination within at most 10 days. I was happy to note it arrived sooner. We got it 3 days early, right when we got home to pick it up. It made getting around way easier. Awesome service!

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