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TIA course covers perishable load transport

Transportation Intermediaries Association (TIA) will offer a newly updated and revised Internet-based temperature-controlled transportation course. Dr Drea, professor of marketing at Western Illinois University, has revised and updated the course to make it as timely as possible, and it is geared especially to third-party logistics providers (3PLs) and brokers.

The next on-line course temperature-controlled transportation course is scheduled to begin October 19, 2009.

According to Drea, the refrigerated transport course is specifically geared to individuals who need to understand critical issues and concepts involved in moving perishable loads. The course covers topics such as industry characteristics, heat, trailer conditions, the impact of packaging and loading on perishable products, and inspections. Companies that move perishable products can benefit from this course.

During the six- to eight-week course, participants will learn the intricacies of refrigerated transport such as:


•Pre-cooling a load


•Proper loading

•USDA inspection service

TIA is the United States member of the International Federation of Freight Forwarder Associations (FIATA). For more details, visit

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