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Specificity of transportations by refrigerators - what it is necessary to know the consignor and the beginning logistician?

31.08.2017

Refrigerators are really a special type of body. Even when there is a serious decline in the freight market, they remain in demand, and in peak season, there is a deficit of machines with refrigeration units every year. Companies, in turn, try to keep a sufficient number of rolling stock units in the category, but it happens that "there is not enough for everyone".

This is due to both the high cost of equipment and the corresponding level of salaries for drivers, as well as the graduation of cars. They make "A" class bodies with an installation operating in the temperature range 0 - +12 degrees. Refrigerators of category "B" cool the compartment to -10 - +12, and "C" to as much as -20 degrees, which can not be avoided during the transportation of various frosts in the hot summer. In this case, all classes of bodies are in demand.

However, all the complexities are compensated by pleasant moments for the driver and the owner of the transport:

• First, the freight of the refrigerator is 20-50% higher than that of the tent;
• Secondly, often, at "normal" checkpoints, such trucks are allowed across the border without a queue or on a separate lane where there are fewer cars;
• Thirdly, in many countries wagons driven by a "fasthorse" with a working plant can go on holidays and periods of restrictions, when the rest of the traffic is prohibited.

The complexity of the process

Despite the fact that the refrigerator "earns" better than the tent and is idle less, the specificity of "skoroporta" imposes its imprint. The process is much more complicated. Requires the highest qualification and accuracy of personnel, strict monitoring of the condition of the refrigeration unit and an understanding of some details that promise problems and payment of penalties.

Before you sign the contract and begin loading, you need to thoroughly understand the controller the following nuances:

• Availability of an entrance to the type of the machine, the exact set time of loading;
• Class and specificity of cargo, uniformity, temperature regime, additional conditions for pre-, post-processing of the body and who will conduct it;
• The readiness of the package of documents and permits, sanitary records, the correctness of their registration, the presence of responsible persons in the TTN or CMR, the filling of the body after loading (it is mandatory for perishable goods);
• All concerning the terms of loading, transportation, unloading, the readiness of the receiving party. Here you need to behave very carefully. Often, the documentation indicates a time longer than the validity of the goods, or unrealistically reduced. To avoid problems, check this and make an additional agreement if inaccuracies were found.

Once again being reinsured, you may lose a little time, but save money, nerves and reputation.

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