November 12, 2015

How Do Food Grade Transportation Companies Work in the Winter

food grade transportationAre you curious about how a food grade transport company works in the winter to haul foods from farms to markets or warehouses? When there are low temperatures, icy roads, increased food demand, and more truck or tanker maintenance to be expected because of winter weather, our expertise and focus on new equipment comes into play. To get a better idea of how Kan Haul stays at the top of preferred food grade trucking company services due to our winter weather performance, keep reading.

The winter transfer truck secret

One of the surprising things about the food grade trucking company industry is that even though there are competitors, when times are tough on the road, all truckers talk to each other. The old style of radios used by truckers may have some upgrades, but when there are winter storms, everyone with a CB radio works together. Obviously, without this secret weapon, America would come to a standstill if truckers did not honor their sacred code of safety. In the end, the CB radio communication during challenging weather conditions keeps pickup or delivery schedules within a reasonable range.

Navigating low temperatures with temperature sensitive foods

Although they look like simple transfer trucks from the outside, inside is a sophisticated system of temperature control that makes the American food grade transportation industry shine worldwide. While many Americans are accustomed to the need to keep foods cool, they may not understand the mechanisms required to keep food from freezing. In the wintertime, the same systems that keep foods frozen or at room temperature can be adjusted to compensate for freezing outside conditions. In other words, if you are worried about your product losing quality due to the freezing weather, understand that this is no longer the same issue it was in the past.

Equipping transfer trucks for icy roads

Have you ever been stranded on the side of the road and watched transfer trucks sail by as if they can take on any icy weather conditions on the road? Interestingly, many transfer trucks have an edge over the family car because of their sheer weight. In addition, trucks can be equipped to withstand less-than favorable winter weather road conditions because of the way newer trucks are built and reinforcements such as wheel chains, specialized brake systems and unique winterizing mechanical fluids.

How to supply an increase in food demand in winter

At the end of the day, the food supply chain relies on pickups and deliveries being on time. Naturally, a food grade trucking company will need to deliver fresh foods within a certain time period or the quality will suffer in some way. Nevertheless, there is one area of food delivery that consumers forget about and that is stabilizing during emergencies.

What this means is that, on the occasions when roads are temporarily blocked due to winter storms and transfer trucks have to wait several hours, your produce will be stable while it is waiting around on the side of the road. This type of quick recovery from disaster with the use of specialized food transport delivery technology is how America is able to increase food demand even in winter.

How truck or tanker maintenance changes because of winter weather

When our trucks are parked between shifts, we take on a type of maintenance that is specific to winter. For example, we remove all of the caked on debris from de-icing salts to ensure that the dried substance does not damage rubber, plastic or metal truck components. When all of the equipment is cleaned, we put it through rigorous testing that challenges the components.

If any repairs are required, they are addressed immediately by trained technicians and we keep the right parts on hand. Adding to this, we buy the latest models of trucks and retire them within 24 to 36 months. This means you do not need to worry about about filing a report with your insurance company because you hired a transportation company that simply could not deliver due to shoddy equipment.

Call us for your food grade transportation needs!

Just like the post office, Kan-Haul picks up and deliver your food grade products in any weather conditions. While you might find a few snowflakes on your mail, we ensure you get your products delivered in mint condition. For more information about what we have to offer, simply contact us today! Once you speak to one of our friendly staff, you will have the tools you need to make your food grade transportation needs worry-free. Thank you for choosing us, and we look forward to your inquiry.

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