Temperature-Controlled Freight Shipping You Can Count On
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?
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.
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
- Medicine and pharmaceuticals
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.
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.
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.
Written By:Joe Webster
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.