Freeze Protection
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What is Freeze Protection?

Freeze protection services are meant to protect temperature-sensitive freight from being exposed to harsh conditions. Some freight commodities are overly sensitive to frigid temperatures.

Freeze Protection Services

Many carriers provide freeze protection services which include monitoring the external temperatures and facilitate special operation procedures. These include placing freezable freight on fast-moving networks, providing warm storage rooms all across the network, and making use of Accelerated Services. At Heavy Equipment Transport, we go above and beyond to ensure that your freight gets to its destination quickly and uncompromised. If you plan of shipping any of the following commodities, do not hesitate to seek our freezing protection services.

Other commodities such as electronics and various types of wood furniture are also sensitive to extreme weather conditions. Please note that most products are freezable but freeze protection services do not cover all of them. Therefore, it is crucial that you consult your freight agent about where your freight falls before making a booking. Also, ensure that your cargo's specific freeze protection service needs are well laid down on the freight label and bill of lading.

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Types of Freight That Require Freeze Protection Services

  • Paints
  • Cleaning detergents
  • Dyes
  • Grease and oils
  • Inks
  • Glues
  • Glycerol
  • Solutions and pastes
  • What Do Freeze Protection Services Entail?

    Carrier will determine what types of freeze protection services are best for your cargo, depending on how freezable it is. These services include numerous features, including warm trailers, protective pallet covers, and rushing time-sensitive freight.

    The following are some of the common special handling procedures we provide at Heavy Equipment Transport:

  • Monitoring weather conditions
  • Freight labeling to quickly identify freezable commodities
  • Providing well-sheltered areas to hold freight during harsh weather conditions
  • Providing access to warm rooms when necessary
  • Paying attention and sticking to carrier guidelines meant to protect the cargo while in transit
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