What to Look for in a Refrigerated Shipping Company

December 16, 2015

Finding the right company to ship your temperature-sensitive freight can be challenging. Something  requiring that much attention to detail must only be entrusted to a company with the proper experience, knowledge and equipment.

As an experienced refrigerated shipping company, we here at ABCO Transportation are happy to help answer questions about this industry. We enjoy sharing information with our clients and readers of this blog. Keep these five tips in mind as you seek the right company to ship your temperature-sensitive freight.


Make sure the company has experience shipping refrigerated freight. You want someone who knows the ins and outs of this industry and can get your products where they need to go in a timely and safe manner. ABCO Transportation, for example, has been in business since 1993.

What To Look For In A Refrigerated Shipping Company

Proper Equipment

Ask the company about its refrigerated trucks and how often they are serviced. Find out what process they have in place to ensure the temperature inside the trailers remains constant. You don’t want to take a chance with some company’s inadequate equipment hauling your cargo.

Attention to Detail

Here at ABCO, our drivers are trained and experienced to handle all types of temperature-sensitive freight, from transporting delicate flowers to shipping fresh meat and seafood and pharmaceuticals. Temperatures are monitored to ensure steady climate control and optimal air flow throughout the trailer. It’s that kind of attention to detail that continues to impress our customers.

Great Customer Service

Got questions? Make sure a company can give you the answers that you need when you contact them. Here at ABCO, our staff of dedicated professionals is always ready to help.  We can assess your individual needs and offer the right combination of shipping solutions for you. We also offer satellite GPS tracking which provides both security and instant location status updates to ensure timely delivery.

Dedicated Fleets

Look for a company that offers dedicated fleets to the areas you’re shipping to. This can ensure timely deliveries but often can also mean reduced pricing for frequented shipping lanes. Also ask about partner carriers which can stretch your shipping opportunities with the same company. Here at ABCO we offer long haul, regional, Mexico transborder and international services through our partner carriers.

What do you think of these tips? Want to know about our refrigerated shipping services? Contact us today.