The best part about sharing the same goals as our customers is that achievements, milestones and wins are never just our own. For the last 60 years, we have been fortunate to work side by side to ensure that fresh, safe and quality foods reach the tables of families across North America and the world. And that’s why we’re thankful for our customers and want to celebrate wins we’ve been able to accomplish together.
Are you a truck driver new to the owner/operator world? Have you been an owner/operator for several years? Are you a company driver looking to make the jump to the entrepreneurial lifestyle of an owner/operator? It’s a great time to be an owner/operator, with demand for truck drivers increasing significantly across the country, and we want you to join the VersaCold team!
The VersaCold team is proud to announce that we have once again earned a spot on Food Logistics’ Top 3PL & Cold Storage Providers list and Inbound Logistics’ 2017 Top 100 3PL Providers List. Recognition from top industry publications reaffirms our commitment to being on the cutting edge of temperature-controlled logistics and continuing to focus on innovation.
Read more to find out why these publications have chosen to recognize VersaCold as a top 3PL and cold storage provider.
At VersaCold, we take nothing more seriously than being our customers most trusted and long-term partner. We fulfil this commitment every day through our performance-driven culture that leverages technology, employee skills and investment in highly efficient logistics infrastructure to support customers in today’s evolving global markets. As part of that ongoing support, VersaCold is proud to operate the largest geographical footprint of Canadian refrigerated warehousing facilities that have the approvals to export fish and beef to China and the European Union.
What does this mean for our clients? Read more to find out.
Over the past month, thousands of residents have been evacuated from their homes as fire fighters attempt to stop the wildfires that have been burning out of control in the province of British Columbia. With record high evacuations and no immediate end in sight, the VersaCold & CPX team has answered the call from the Red Cross to provide much-needed transportation services to various cities and towns affected by the wildfires.
VersaCold is proud to announce that we have been named one of Inbound Logistics’ 75 Green Supply Chain Partners (G75) this year. The list profiles
The G75 list is chosen by Inbound Logistics editors based on several categories such as a company’s corporate sustainability initiatives, public-private partnerships and collaborations on customer-driven projects. These categories are measured against four benchmarks of measurable green results, evidence of continuous improvement, sustainability innovations and industry recognition.
We look forward to continuing to lead by example while making progress toward our goals of protecting the environment and reducing our impact on resources.
Learn more about VersaCold green initiatives
click here to see the full list of G75 companies and continue reading to learn more about why Inbound Logistics considers VersaCold a Green Supply Chain Partner.
Knowing that a picture can say a thousand words, this week we have decided to take an infographic approach to illustrate the numbers that go into making VersaCold Canada’s largest end-to-end supply chain company focused exclusively on the handling of temperature sensitive products.
Barbequing is something many Canadians love to partake in, and this is particularly the case when the sun is out and the warm weather calls our name. Predictably, cooking outdoors in warm weather can present food safety challenges when it comes to handling and preparing items that have been away from the fridge for a prolonged period. As with any cooking, it’s important to follow simple food handling guidelines at your next cookout to prevent food poisoning and other food-borne illnesses.
The colour of meat is not a reliable indicator that meat is safe for eating. It’s possible for meat to change to a colour associated with doneness before all harmful bacteria has been removed, which makes using a digital thermometer key to any BBQ experience.
Always marinate meat in the refrigerator in a sealed container and be sure to store it in a spot that will not contaminate other products in your fridge. Never marinate on the counter.
Topics: Safety Tips
In the fast-paced world of supply chain management, it’s vital to have the right warehouse management system in place that can both keep up with the demands of the market and be easily accessed by customers so that they can ensure their product can go from pallet to shelf to their customers’ hands with ease. At VersaCold, our advanced warehouse management system does just that and more by providing our customers with greater visibility into their product and access to their data through our proprietary ePower system – giving customers valuable, up-to-the-minute insights at their disposal.
Providing real-time data and visibility into your inventory, and allowing you to run reports, order product, and more, all at the push of a button – 24 hours a day, seven days a week – ePower makes it easier to run your business and serve your valued clients.
In the cold supply chain industry, it’s a well-known fact that the biggest threat to the quality and safety of food occurs when the food leaves the store in the hands of the customer. If not properly stored and looked after, food quality can degrade quickly – starting in the car on the way home. These risks increase tenfold during the summer, as the risk of food poisoning increases with warm, moist conditions.
Make sure to keep the temperature inside your cooler below 4 degrees C during the summer. Don’t keep your food at room temperature for longer than an hour.
Store your meats and fish at the bottom of your cooler to keep juices from dripping onto other foods to avoid spreading harmful bacteria.
To help combat this challenging time of the year for food safety, we have compiled a list of summer food safety tips that can help keep you and your loved ones safe from food poisoning as you enjoy activities such as camping, BBQs, and picnics.
Topics: Safety Tips