White paper addresses reefer transport challenges

While some temperature-sensitive freight carriers believe that traditional responses to rejected loads are adequate, a new white paper issued by Blue Tree Systems makes it clear that automated, real-time, two-way systems with documented reporting are needed to cope with the rapidly changing refrigerated transportation industry.

Temperature-controlled freight carriers work in a changing work environment, due to new Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) rules, more discerning customers, increasing complexity of reefer units, and rising cargo values. The white paper, 7 Key Challenges in Refrigerated Transportation, provides insight into addressing issues such as hot loads, equipment failure, driver error, late notification, post-incident paper trails, regulations compliance, and lack of remote control.

“Some carriers aren’t as prepared as they could be when things go wrong with a refrigerated load” said L T “Chip” Powell, director of US operations for Blue Tree. “Reefer complexity, driver error, and late notification from data loggers leave transportation organizations wide open to the potential for rejected loads, insurance claims, contract loss, and reputational damage. Our white paper helps carriers understand the key challenges—and what they can do to address them.”

The white paper can be downloaded from Blue Tree’s website here.

Established in 1995, Blue Tree Systems provides enterprise fleet management software for the trucking industry with offices in the United States, Canada, and Europe.

Go to www.bluetreesystems.com for more information or call 1-800-477-7052.

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