WEST CHESTER, Pa. – A. Duie Pyle, a provider of asset and non-asset-based transportation and supply chain solutions in the Northeast, has expanded its Protect From Freeze (PFF) service for the 2016-2017 winter season.
During the year Pyle added 40 new heated and insulated trailers to its fleet, making Pyle’s 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 COO Randy Swart.
“Supply chains experience a unique set of challenges in the Northeast including the impacts of congestion and weather,” Swart said. “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.”
Swart said A. Duie Pyle’s comprehensive PFF service consists of heated service centers and heated/insulated trailers for linehaul, pick-up, and delivery operations providing 24/7 protection. He said these initiatives and investments are supported by temperature-sensitive load planning and routing technology so PFF deliveries are prioritized.
Each Pyle 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.”