The Cold Carrier Certification recognizes cold trucking carriers that comply with the GCCA Refrigerated Transportation Best Practices Guide. The best practices guide was published to provide support to companies in implementing the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) rule for the Sanitary Transportation of Human and Animal Food (STF) in the U.S. Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA).
“We’re committed to instilling the highest levels of sanitary measures and safe perishable product transportation in our fleet,” said Jeff Jackson, Penske Logistics’ senior vice president of operations-dedicated contract carriage. “This certification underscores our commitment and provides our customers with an added layer of confidence and documentation that we are doing our utmost to ensure the safety and sanitation of their perishables shipments.”
Penske Logistics provides dedicated contract carriage services, including refrigerated trucking in the food and beverage sector, with customers that include convenience stores, grocers, wholesalers and distributors, and quick-service restaurant chains. The company’s fleet of more than 2,000 refrigerated vehicles handle more than 1.5 million cold chain truck shipments annually. Penske Logistics also manages millions of square feet of refrigerated warehousing space.
“I applaud Penske’s commitment to food safety, demonstrated by becoming a Certified Cold Carrier,” said Matthew Ott, president of GCCA. “Together, we can all work to ensure we are forging a universally strong cold chain where every product retains quality and safety through each link.”