Refrigerated Trucking Companies - What To Look For

If you are looking for the best of the refrigerated trucking companies, you are probably thinking . . .

  • “What questions should I ask?”
  • “What makes one trucking company better than another?”
  • “What value do they provide?”

Those are great questions, and here we’ll walk you through some of the finer points of the refrigerated trucking selection process.

6 Things To Look For In Refrigerated Trucking Companies

  1. Asset-Based Operations – Premium transportation companies are going to own their own fleet of refrigerated trucks and employ their own drivers.  This ensures accountability, extensive training, timeliness and more.  Owner-operators tend to be less reliable and more difficult to communicate with.
  2. A Full Fleet Of Trucks – Interchange’s fleet of over 30 trucks puts us on a different level from smaller companies whose smaller number of trucks creates availability and logistics headaches that could cost you business.
  3. Geographic Range – Make sure and ask where your transportation supplier regularly does business.  If you are out of their normal range, you are probably going to pay more.  Interchange serves the Mid-Atlantic region from the Carolinas to New England and west as far as Michigan.
  4. Trustworthy Trucking Tracking – Say that five times fast.  A solid refrigerated trucking company is going to have up-to-date tracking systems to know where their trucks are any minute of the day.  Ask if the company you are considering uses “satellite tracking” and “electronic logging”.
  5. Dedication To Service – You should know what kind of people you are going to be working with.  Ask for references, testimonials, and case studies to find out what their clients think of them.  At Interchange, we’re proud of our team of professionals who are personally dedicated to meeting the needs of our customers.  We’re good communicators, we pick up and deliver on-time, and we’re easy to work with.
  6. Additional Services – A great transport company is probably going to have additional services available that can help your business.  At Interchange, we not only provide goods transportation, we also specialize in Virginia Warehousing and Virginia 3PL Services.

If you are looking for refrigerated trucking companies, Shenandoah Valley-based Interchange may be the perfect fit.

Contact us today to start the conversation!