A leading carrier in the Northeast, is expanding its efforts to protect temperature-sensitive shipments this winter.
A. Duie Pyle, a West Chester, Pennsylvania-based provider of asset and non-asset-based transportation and supply chain solutions, recently announced the expansion of its Protect From Freeze (PFF) service for the upcoming 2016/2017 winter season. Pyle added 40 new heated and insulated trailers to its fleet. The company said that makes its PFF fleet of 500 heated/insulated trailers the largest in the region.
Pyle’s PFF less-than-truckload service enables customers to ship water-based products with full protection from freezing temperatures, according to a statement from the company.
“Supply chains experience a unique set of challenges in the Northeast including the impacts of congestion and weather,” said Randy Swart, COO of A. Duie Pyle. “During the winter season our customers depend on our experience in the region and our investments in equipment, infrastructure, training and technology to ensure temperature sensitive shipments are protected from freezing.”
According to statement from the company, Pyle’s comprehensive PFF service consists of heated service centers and heated/insulated trailers for line haul, pick up, and delivery operations providing 24/7 protection. These initiatives and investments are supported by temperature sensitive load planning and routing technology so PFF deliveries are prioritized. The company said its service center has on-site, company-owned snow removal equipment and independent emergency power sources to protect customers’ shipments and assure continuous operations during severe weather events.
“Many carriers opt to implement moratoriums during cold snaps and over weekends, causing uncertainties and delays for customers,” said Swart. “Pyle’s Protect From Freezing service is unique. We have worked hard to make sure our service is available to all of our customers without interruption, regardless of temperature or day of the week.”