It might be winter, but tell that to this North Texas weather, amiright? But even though our weather might not be cold, deliveries throughout the Metroplex still can be.
If you’re unfamiliar with a cold courier’s job in the DFW supply chain, we’ll give you the scoop.
What, exactly, is a cold courier?
A refrigerated delivery courier, or a cold courier for short, ensures your items stay at a specific temperature, a range of temperatures, or even dual or tri temperature specific, for the duration of their travel. This is ideal for refrigerated, frozen, or ambient items.
A cold courier utilizes different methods of refrigeration. One way to keep items cold is with cold packs and protective packaging. This is the simplest method, and can be used for items that are not sensitive in nature, as this method is the least specific. If your items require an exact temperature, this method isn’t for you. Instead, a refrigerated van or straight truck is your best option. Refrigerated vans are an economical option for folks who need a single temperature specific cargo transport. But for those large loads, dual or tri temperature loads, or multi-stop long distance routes, a refrigerated straight truck will do the trick.
What do cold couriers transport?
In a region like North Texas, the possibilities for a cold courier are endless. We have all types of industries thriving here in the Metroplex that can utilize cold deliveries.
- Food: Delivering food items to restaurants, convenience stores, from local confectionaries, and even catering orders are essential tasks for a cold courier. With the wild Texas weather we have, nearly all food is temperature sensitive.
- Fresh meat: Ranching is no joke here in the North Texas region. Fresh beef, venison, and pork require careful transport to avoid contamination. Which means you can thank a cold courier next time you’re enjoying some good 'ole Texas barbeque.
- Dairy: Don’t worry, though, not all of the cows suffer the same fate. Our farmers here also raise dairy cows to provide fresh milk, cheese, and yogurt. But, as we all know, milk and milk products absolutely cannot be exposed to Texas summer (or winters, for that matter).
- Wine: Texas Hill Country is full of vinters. This means grapes, and, of course, wine! You don’t have to be a sommelier to understand that wine requires cool (but not too cold), dark, and humid (but not too humid) environments. The only way to check all those boxes is with a temperature stable delivery, like those offered by a cold courier.
- Medical items: Healthcare is a booming business in the DFW Metroplex, which means cold couriers in North Texas stay busy. Pharmaceuticals, vaccinations, and lab specimens all require moderate to specific temperature control to remain viable and stable. With healthcare deliveries, just any cold courier won’t do. A trained and certified professional with knowledge in HIPAA, OSHA, and HazMat regulations is required by federal law.
It’s 2020, and the year is fresh! And so are your deliveries with the help of a cold courier. Refrigerated deliveries in DFW serve all types of clients by transporting all sorts of items. If you’re interested in finding out more about cold deliveries, Dallas Courier is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Our vehicles are always cold, and our drivers are always cool. (Yeah, we couldn’t help it.) Find us here on the web, or give us a call at 972-689-8000.