Best Practices

Cold Chain Transport Solutions


Keep up with the changing rules and regulations on refrigerated transportation. PLM Fleet has partnered with Thermo King and PEB Commodities, as board members, to develop a best practices guide for the Global Cold Chain Alliance (GCCA). This comprehensive best practices guide is designed to help navigate throughout the cold supply chain. 

Additionally, IRTA now offers a Cold Chain Transportation Certification program based on this guide, designed to recognize carrier organizations for their commitment to sanitary and safe transportation of perishable products.


Interested parties can look into this on the Global Cold Chain Association's website here.

Refrigerated Transportation Best Practices Guide


The Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) final rule for the Sanitary Transportation of Human and Animal Food (STF), which became effective on June 6, 2016, established requirements for shippers, loaders, rail or motor carriers, and receivers involved in transporting human and animal food. The goal of the STF is to prevent transportation practices that create food safety risks, such as failure to properly refrigerate food, inadequate cleaning of vehicles between loads, and failure to properly protect food. 

To help key industry stakeholders stay in compliance with the rule, PLM, in conjunction with the Global Cold Chain Alliance (GCCA), developed the Best Practices Guide. The guide was developed primarily for refrigerated carriers utilizing truck, trailer and multi-temperature means of transporting food. Click the link below to download.