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Tips for Shipping Temperature-Sensitive Freight

Posted by James Steinheiser on January 21, 2021 - 10:36 AM

7 ways to keep temperature-sensitive freight safe 

If a shipment has specific temperature requirements, failure to meet them can cause items to lose their value — decreasing product acceptance rates (or increasing returns) and making it difficult for you to get paid for your orders. Use these 7 tips to safeguard your freight and ensure everything arrives as it should.     

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Shipping High-Value Freight with ArcBest

Posted by Justin Bates on August 8, 2018 - 8:03 AM

Transporting high-value freight

Shippers always place high importance on a carrier’s ability to deliver freight without incident, but when the shipment is high-value or sensitive, it’s even more essential. With this type of freight, it’s necessary to work with an experienced carrier that understands things like packaging best practices, the best modes of transportation for a specific type of shipment, and in-transit protection.

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The Importance of Geo-fencing Technology in the Trucking Industry

Posted by Paige Brooks on February 14, 2018 - 8:00 AM

Use geo-fencing technology to protect your freight

Imagine this: You’re shipping two trailers full of electronics with a combined value of $8 million. The carrier you hired loads the freight on a Monday and has strict rules to go directly to the destination for delivery on Tuesday evening. Except the trailers never show. Six months later, they’re still nowhere to be found, and you’re out millions of dollars.

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Temperature Control vs. Temperature Validation

Posted by Becca Soard on May 10, 2017 - 8:05 AM

Options for shipping temperature-control items

Not all temperature-sensitive freight is the same — some items require simple safeguarding against atmospheric conditions while others need high-level security and enhanced visibility. But no matter the freight type, the shipper primarily needs the shipment to maintain its value during transit. So, how do transportation providers ensure shipments will deliver safely and securely? ArcBest® offers two solutions: temperature controlled and temperature validated.

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