food safety

Business, Technology, Safety, Logistics, Perspective

Perspective: Blockchain Useful in the Food Supply Chain

Blockchain technology is capable of providing end-to-end transparency about where food originated and traveled, which can help reduce the risk of foodborne illness and the cost of produce contamination.

John Monarch | CEO & Co-Founder, ShipChain
November 19, 2019
Business, Technology, Equipment, Logistics

Raising the Bar for Reefer Monitoring

Southern Refrigerated Transport driver A driver for Southern Refrigerated Transport checks the settings on his reefer unit. Refrigerated carriers are using telematics to monitor their freight. (Southern Refrigerated Transport)

The real-time data and telematics revolution in trucking is helping to drive a new era of innovation and improved performance in the refrigerated trucking market.

May 24, 2019
Business, Technology, Logistics

ScanTech Prepares to Open Food Treatment Facility

ScanTech Sciences Inc. announced that it will partner with Freight Handlers Inc. to staff and operate the company’s first electronic cold-pasteurization food treatment center in McAllen, Texas.

Daniel P. Bearth | Staff Writer
September 25, 2017
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Logistics

Food Standards, Emission Regulations Affect Load Flexibility for Refrigerated Fleets

C.R.England refrigerated trailer C.R. England

The nationwide growth in demand for fresher foods has contributed to a boom in the refrigerated transportation sector. But tighter food-handling standards and emission regulations are limiting the load flexibility and utilization options that carriers may have had in the past, and at a steeper cost, too.

Jim Galligan | Special to Transport Topics
August 25, 2017
Business, Safety

FDA Issues Food Safety Rule

Thermo King Corp.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration last week issued its final rule establishing new requirements for the sanitary transportation of human and animal food by truck and rail, to guard against food contamination.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
April 11, 2016