Managing and Protecting Perishables in Refrigerated Transport

Refrigerated transport is not everyone’s cup of tea. It is a specialised and highly technical chapter of logistics. Therefore, a company MUST be an absolute master, to be able to manage it with flying colours.

We, at JD Refrigerated Transport pride to state that we have the technology, expertise and the experience to overcome the challenges of managing and protecting perishables while providing cold chain transportation. In fact, this has made us one of the most sought-after refrigerated transport companies in Queensland at present.

Also, we strictly adhere to the guidelines to make sure that we are never found wanting in terms of competency when dealing with perishables. Thus, we also make sure that the goods that we transport are protected from bacteria or other unwanted foreign particles that may pose health risks to the consumers.

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Storing and Transporting Mixed Goods

One of the stiffest challenges that we face is transporting mixed types of products in refrigerated conditions. We place each variety of product into specified ‘settling in’ spaces, away from the other varieties.  This helps to prevent the transfer of heat, (a very common phenomenon when multiple types of goods are transported simultaneously),

As a result of this, the temperature stabilises, without compromising the other products in the vicinity. We use specifically structured cartons and specially designed insulated partitions.

We also take utmost care while transporting heat-sensitive products like confectionaries, ice creams and the likes along with other products that are comparatively less heat-sensitive. And we make sure that there is no heat transfer, affecting the goods. Again, our expertise, and the technique that we follow come into play.

Tackling the Challenge of Heat Transfer

Well, let us now get into the think of things. How we manage the peril of heat transfer?

Technically speaking, Heat Transfer is a ‘must-tackle’ phenomenon in cold chain transportation. Every company offering refrigerated transport in Sunshine Coast has to take into account the implications of heat convection, radiation and conduction.

Convection is the phenomenon of warmer products heating up the circumforaneous air, thereby affecting the products. Conduction, on the other hand, is the transfer of heat via direct physical contact between the goods. Radiation occurs due to generation of heat by a product to another nearby product.

In cold chain logistics, heat transfer is the culprit that raise the temperature of products that are transported in “NEVER WARMER THAN’ conditions.

We at JD Refrigerated Transport strictly adhere to the cold chain transportation guidelines to tackle heat transfer and related issues.

We pride to state that we have the technology and the expertise to keep at bay the menace of heat transfer. That is what makes us such a reputed name in cold chain logistics today.

Responding to the Cold Chain Disruptions

This is another area where we have excelled over the years. We have the means and the experience to figure any disruption or break in the cold chain logistics. This helps us to take evasive actions at the earliest.

Here again, the way we follow the strict guidelines of cold chain logistics helps us to keep the instances of cold chain disruptions to almost nil. This again is definitely another feather in our cap.

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Why Fibreglass is Preferred Over Steel Body for Refrigerated Vehicles?

Although previously steel-bodied trucks were being used for refrigerated transportation needs, recently, the use of fibreglass has successfully replaced it. Fibreglass is basically a composite material the principal element of it is plastic, and it is further reinforced with the use of small glass fibres.

So, basically, the most significant benefits of using fibreglass are, it is lightweight compared to steel, and on the other hand, it is considered as a bad conductor of heat. These two features make this material ideal to be used for any refrigeration unit.

Let’s get to know some more details about the benefits of fibreglass based refrigerated truck units in the following section.

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  • Heat Lock Mechanism

The very first benefit of using fibreglass based vehicles for freight transport in Brisbane is, of course, its heat lock mechanism. The insulation level of fibreglass is exceptionally high. It is a proven fact that the fibreglass refrigerated trucks have at least 20%-30% more thermal efficiency compared to the vehicles using steel panels.

The material blocks the heat from affecting the truck from outside. It never lets the heat from entering inside the truck even when there are no additional mechanical fasteners available there that can restrict the moisture to pass through. Fibreglass effectively allow the colder temperature to remain trapped and stay stable inside the truck, keeping the products in good condition.

  • Better Payload Capacity

It has been witnessed time and again that the fibreglass based freight transportation means have better payload capacity. Especially when it comes to transporting or delivering heavyweight products or material, you might have to look for a steel panel truck that is bigger in size. On the other hand, you can hire a smaller vehicle when the exterior is made using fibreglass.

  • Increased Life Cycle

Considering the decay rate of both fibreglass and steel, it can be easily said that steel has a faster decay rate compared to that of fibreglass. It has been found out that most of the vehicle insurance companies offer 10 years of life cycle insurance for the fibreglass based trucks, whereas the same insurance company offers 5 years of insurance plan for the steel trucks.

  • Low Running Cost

Another advantage of the fibreglass being light in weight is, the running cost gets reduced automatically. The customers can quickly get the benefits such as better fuel economy and usage of less electricity. The refrigerated transport is often considered as an expensive affair. However, for frozen food transport in Brisbane, with this low running cost, it becomes easier for the freight companies to ask for a lesser rental as well.

Final Words

Along with the benefits mentioned above, the fibreglass based trucks are easy to maintain compared to the steel trucks too. So, when it comes down to selecting a refrigerated truck for better efficiency at a low price, fibreglass based vehicles are undoubtedly the best option you have.

Are you searching for a reliable refrigerated transport company? JD Refrigerated Transport can prove to be the best option for you offering services in your local area. Call 1300 588 022.