These units provide flexibility since they can be combined with dry cargo and other climate controlled units.
"We asked our customers and they are very interested in climate controlled services, especially in the LTL environment," commented Phil Pierce, executive vice president of sales and marketing at Averitt.
"We researched the options available in the market and believe partnering with Climate Controlled Containers is our best entry into this market segment," added Pierce. "The tracking features are very impressive, customers will be able to use as many or as few containers as they need, and this is a very environmentally responsible way to transport sensitive and even high value cargo."
"Averitt is the first transportation company to offer this service," explained Ken Broussard, president and founder of Climate Controlled Containers Inc. "We are delighted with this partnership and look forward to helping Averitt customers. The 24/7 tracking allows monitoring of everything from temperature and humidity to entry and function alarms.
“Customers can track their shipments live on the web via any device and can even watch their shipments via live video."
For more information about the new service visit: AverittExpress.com/climatecontrolled.
Established in 1971, Averitt Express is a leading provider of freight transportation and supply chain management with international reach to more than 100 countries.
Averitt specializes in delivering customized solutions for service offerings that include climate controlled, cross border/domestic offshore, dedicated, expedited, intermodal, international ocean/air, local customization, less-than-truckload, PortSide®, retail distribution services, transportation management, truckload (dry van, flatbed, brokerage) and warehousing services.
Averitt’s technology offerings include a full suite of web-based shipping tools, electronic data interchange (EDI), and transportation and operations management systems. For more information, call 1-800-AVERITT (283-7488) or visit AverittExpress.com.
In 1999, Climate Controlled Containers Inc.’s President and Founder, Ken Broussard, had long been in the business of designing and manufacturing fire & safety equipment and aluminum shipping containers.
His background in designing shipping containers and firefighting emergency response equipment led to the idea that a battery operated or self-powered and self-contained refrigerated and heated shipping container for palletized temperature sensitive cargo would prove invaluable in disaster response and during post-disaster reconstruction.
The uses for such a unique refrigerated shipping container could also replace traditional refrigerated temperature transport and storage methods.
The Cold Box proved ideal to LTL trucking companies that were interested in offering temperature controlled transport services specializing in refrigerated, heated and frozen cargo.
Most importantly the active temperature reduction potential and control of The Cold box shipper presented a competitive, if not superior alternative to shipping with dry ice for high value temperature sensitive pharmaceutical and specialty chemical payloads.