Central United States and the East Coast are experiencing a heat front as people continue to dive out of the summer sun for a relief of the cool air conditioning. But if it’s 100 degrees outside, imagine how hot it must be inside the trailer of a truck?
It’s weather like this that makes seafood, chemical, frozen food, and other companies cringe at the risk of their brand name and products being ruined due to unsuitable transport conditions.
Let’s take the pharmaceutical industry for instance, who is becoming increasing concerned about keeping their medications temperature-protected during transport.
Maintaining a set temperature range for their products is very important since many pharmaceuticals need to be refrigerated and not doing so can contaminate the medication, posing a health problem when sold to consumers and ingested. Next thing pharmaceutical manufacturers know it, their product is issued a health alert on national news and their brand equity is at risk.
To prevent this from happening, companies such as Intelsius, American Thermal Instruments (ATI) and Road Scholar Transport are offering solutions that provide safe transport conditions for your products.
Intelsius, a global manufacturer established in 1998 supplying environmental temperature-controlled packaging solutions, has recently teamed up with ATI, a Dayton, OH company founded in 1980 manufacturing microencapsulated materials and products, to enhance their products.
This move would make Intelsius “the industry’s first packaging manufacturer to integrate a complimentary temperature data logger in every refrigerated and controlled room temperature packaging” (http://www.morerfid.com/details.php?subdetail=Report&action=details&report_id=8045&display=RFID).
How does it work?
According to MoreRFID.com, the data logger “allows customers to read or download data two ways, either by USB2 or by employing LOG-IC’s wireless RFID technology.” RFID technology allows the scanning of “thousands of temperature tags without opening boxes,” preventing possible contamination and the risk of losing the current temperature (http://www.americanthermal.com/).
Then there is Road Scholar Transport, offering temperature-protect services to maintain your product’s specific temperature, whether it requires storage at 20 degrees or 100 degrees.
Our ReeferTrak capabilities provide unlimited user-defined temperature alerts, immediately alerting our team of even the slightest change in the temperature of your freight, providing the right environmental conditions of your pharmaceuticals during transport. Not only that, but Road Scholar can provide you with the temperature inside the trailer at any given time, even after delivery!
The question is, do you want to risk having your pharmaceuticals contaminated by improper transport or would you rather ship with a secure company like Road Scholar Transport who keeps a close eye of your freight from the moment it is picked up to the moment it’s delivered?