Whether you own a restaurant, food market or cold-chain delivery company, you’ll know that transporting seafood can be logistically challenging. The solution is temperature-controlled trucks that keep your climate-sensitive items fresh. In this blog, we’ll touch on the transportation process and how you can ensure you deliver fresh, safe seafood to customers.
Is Temperature Control Really Necessary?
When it comes to seafood, the answer is simple — yes. Same goes for fresh produce, frozen meat, chocolate and flowers. Each need a climate-controlled environment to remain in sellable condition.
Food items can be a significant challenge because they are susceptible to rapid bacteria growth when exposed to lower than recommended temperatures. Tips for safe handling include inspecting each product and box on arrival, looking for evidence of thawing, asking for documentation of previous freezing temperatures and labelling and dating each product with “first in, first out.
Unique Features Make Temperature Controlled Trucks Essential
Compared to standard transportation trucks, temperature-controlled trucks have much more advanced features.
Key to their design is a refrigeration unit and fibreglass body for insulation to maintain consistent temperatures throughout the delivery. They are also fitted with a temperature monitoring system, which intelligently controls and tracks the internal temperature. This creates a record to show the goods are being kept at a safe temperature from leaving the warehouse or dock until they reach their final destination. Such a log can protect your business and your employees if faced with a claim that improper food handling caused illness.
To learn more about their refrigeration technology, check out our blog How Refrigerated Trucks Work.
Consider Route Selection And Reliability A Priority
When temperature-sensitive goods are involved, it is essential that route selection is taken into consideration. In the hotter months of the year, choosing a route that minimises the number of times the driver must open the doors can be extremely important.
In all logistics operations, vehicle reliability is essential. But when it comes to perishable goods, this reliability extends to the temperature control systems as well. The dual-significance of engine and air conditioning reliability means that proper servicing and maintenance takes critical priority.
Enhance Your Cold Chain Logistics With Scully RSV
You can ensure the integrity of your seafood deliveries with a Scully RSV Truck. For over 30 years, we have been manufacturing and servicing high-quality refrigerator trucks for the cold chain logistics industry. As market leaders, we know what matters most to customers — delivering outstanding service.Get in touch with us today.