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How to Keep Medication Refrigerated While Transporting

Joe Dickman | March 24th, 2023

Medications that require refrigeration can pose a special challenge when transporting, especially when transported over long distances. However, refrigerated trucks and vans can offer a solution to this problem.

How to Keep Medication Refrigerated While Transporting

Keeping your medication shipment at the right temperature while en route is essential to ensure its effectiveness and safety. Here are some ways a refrigerated truck or van can help protect your medication shipment and ensure its viability while transporting:

By using refrigerated trucks and vans, temperature-controlled packaging, and following medication safety guidelines, you can maintain the efficacy and potency of your medication shipment while on the road. Certain medications, such as pharmaceuticals, must be kept within a specific temperature range, generally between 55 to 77 degrees Fahrenheit, to ensure they remain stable and viable. Reefer trucks can maintain a specific temperature range, even when the temperature outside is well above that inside the truck. Their ability to maintain precise temperatures is why these trucks are also great for reliably transporting ice cream, fresh produce, and other refrigerated products.

Reefer Trucks, New and Used, for Sale

Emerald Transportation Solutions has new or used refrigerated trucks and vans that can haul a large amount of medicine wherever you need to go.

Contact us today to discuss your refrigerated transportation needs so you can ensure that your medication shipment arrives as safely and quickly as possible.

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What does under DOT mean?

Questions regarding DOT requirements come up often. 10,000 lbs GVW (gross vehicle weight) and over are commercial vehicles that fall under the Department of Transportation regulatory requirements.

What is the difference between GVW and payload?

GVW or Gross Vehicle Weight is the entire weight of the vehicle including the payload. The payload weight represents the amount of cargo you are hauling.

What is a self-powered unit and a vehicle-powered unit?

A self-powered unit has its own fuel source and will run independent of the truck. This is the heaviest and most expensive option. While vehicle-powered units run off the engine via a compressor mounted on the engine. These are less expensive and lighter in weight but you must run the truck or plug the electric standby into shore power.

What does K-factor mean and why is that important?

K-factor is a term that stands for the overall insulating value of the container (truck body). Quite simply the lower the K-factor the better the truck body will be able to maintain a given temperature and require less energy to do so.

How much lighter is a Poly Van vs a US spec body?

Poly Van bodies are very light. On average we estimate we are 75-150 lbs per foot lighter than a traditional sheet and post foamed in place body. These weight savings translates to less fuel burn and less CO2 emissions, along with added payload, the most important benefit.

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