Law enforcement and truckers work together to keep perishable freight cool
Truckers who transport perishable items have the extra responsibility of keeping these items refrigerated and safe for consumption upon arrival. Some drivers have undergone online truck driving regulation training to ensure the protection of the goods they ship, but sometimes this is not enough. Law enforcement in Indiana has been giving drivers a hand to keep foodstuffs safe and without contamination, reports Trucking Info.
During hot summer months, drivers need to be extra aware of humid conditions that could negatively affect their haul. Indiana officials say that they encourage fleet management owners to investigate any issues with their refrigerated trucks ahead of time, which will help make these routine assessments run smoothly. Otherwise, trucks that are stopped by police may be subjected to health inspections if the officer finds temperatures to be too high in the trailer.
According to USA Today, officers in Austin, Texas, recently found thieves stealing meat and selling it illegally to restaurant owners in town, which also can cause contamination and disease due to the food overheating in non-regulated trucks. Although most truckers are transporting their freight lawfully and safely, these incidences are why extra precautions are being taken when dealing with perishable food items being hauled on the nation's highways.
Friday, August 19th, 2011
Truckers who transport perishable items have the extra responsibility of keeping these items refrigerated and safe for consumption upon arrival.