Cold chain transportation managers have more tools to manage temperature and security issues than ever nowadays, thanks to continuously improving technology, according to an article in the recent Food Logistics Magazine. It couldn’t be happening a better time, in light of a heightened public concern about food safety and pending food transportation regulations. Transporters of fresh, refrigerated and frozen food have a plethora of hardware, software and services available to manage and monitor shipments across any distance.
As with all types of technology, the challenge facing transportation decision makers is to understand which solution best meets their needs.
While cold transporters await the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) final sanitary transport rules under the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), shippers are already finding it difficult to meet existing requirements at a time when carrier capacity has hit an all-time low. Hence, shippers face growing customer concerns about safety, temperature and quality at a time when carrier demand exceeds supply.