Challenges of Refrigerated Transport

December 29th, 2023 in Freight Transportation
Challenges of Refrigerated Transport

Refrigerated transport is considerably more complicated than transport that is not refrigerated. In today’s blog article, we are going to take a look at some of the challenges in refrigerated container transport. 

Temperature and Humidity 

One of the most important parts of refrigerated transport is a consistent prescribed temperature and possibly humidity. Refrigerated containers have their own power which is separate from the truck. 

So, the motor which controls the refrigeration has to be reliable and in good order. The motor will need regular maintenance and checks to be sure that the inside temperature is working perfectly. And the temperature and humidity also requires monitoring during transportation. 

Loading and Unloading 

Whenever refrigerated containers are loaded or unloaded, this has to be done quickly and efficiently to keep the products at the right temperature. This loading and unloading requires personnel that is experienced and well trained. 


Refrigerated transport requires sophisticated technology that is continually upgraded. Transportation companies that offer refrigerated transport use this technology to monitor everything about the refrigerated loads they transport. 

Not only are temperature and humidity important, but air flow around the products and proper loading within the trailer is also important because air flow affects the ability to have even temperatures throughout the load. 

Because of the complexity of refrigerated transport, those shipping temperature-sensitive products should choose transportation companies with long and successful experience in this special type of shipping—companies like us, Pacific Coast Distribution.   

Pacific Coast Distribution, based in Langley, BC, on the Lower Mainland, is a proud asset-based 3PL company, and can help you with your shipping and logistics and warehousing needs. Call us at (877) 999-8489 if you need help moving your products quickly and efficiently. 

Pacific Coast Distribution, LTD, is a family-owned transportation and logistics company, based in Langley, British Columbia, with 20 years of experience and a fleet of 50 trucks and a 60,000-square-foot warehouse. 

If you have any questions about this article or would like to talk to us about your transportation and freight needs, give us a call at (877) 999-8489.

© Copyright 2024 – Pacific Coast Distribution Ltd. All Rights Reserved