Learn how ePower helps our customers get their product to market on time, every time, with the push of a button

Posted by VersaCold on Jun 15, 2017 12:10:36 PM

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.

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Topics: VersaCold, Technology

How does BRC compliance affect the VersaCold customer?

Posted by VersaCold on May 10, 2017 3:51:49 PM

In the cold chain logistics world, being properly certified is important to both customers and the provider. Not having the right certifications can force customers to carry out costly second party audits with funds that could be better spent within their own company. That is why VersaCold goes above and beyond to provide certifications such as the BRC (British Retaill Consortium) Global Standards for Storage and Distribution, a Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) recognized scheme. GFSI is a not-for-profit organization that benchmarks food safety standards around the globe and gives recognition to standards that meet certain agreed upon requirements.

BRC certification gives customers confidence that facilities are operating at a global standard that is concerned with both food safety and food quality. VersaCold is proud to have six of their facilities BRC certified and is projected to have all facilities certified by 2018, with twelve more facilities being added this year. 

What exactly is a BRC certification and why does it matter to VersaCold customers? Read more to find out.

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Topics: VersaCold, food safety

What is the Food Safety Modernization Act and how does it affect VersaCold customers?

Posted by VersaCold on May 5, 2017 10:50:22 AM

The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) was signed into law on January 4, 2011, by President Barak Obama and represents the most widespread and sweeping reform to American food safety laws in the last 70 years. The FDA website explains that the FSMA “gives the FDA new mandates, authorities, and oversight tools aimed at providing solid assurances that those practices are being carried out by the food industry on a consistent, on-going basis.”

So what exactly is the FSMA and why does it matter to VersaCold clients? Read more to find out how the law could affect your business and what VersaCold is doing to ensure compliance for its customers.

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Topics: VersaCold, food safety

Introducing E-logs: Find out what this innovative technology means for your cross-border business

Posted by VersaCold on Apr 27, 2017 2:42:55 PM

Technology is at the heart of everything we do in the supply chain industry and is the key to enhancing, differentiating and adding value to our customers’ supply chain. As part of VersaCold’s mission to provide innovative and integrated solutions to support our clients’ current and future needs, we are pleased to announce the introduction of E-logs to the entire VersaCold fleet. What are E-logs and why do they matter for your company? Read more to find out how E-logs have transformed the supply chain industry.

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Topics: VersaCold, Transportation

Find out why VersaCold is ranked 29th by Today’s Trucking top 100 list

Posted by VersaCold on Apr 21, 2017 2:10:17 PM

We are proud to announce that VersaCold has been ranked 29th by Today’s Trucking “Top 100 Canada’s biggest for-hire carriers” list.

Started in 1987, Today’s Trucking is the premier business magazine and information resource for the Canadian trucking industry. The top 100 list is the annual tally of the nation’s top for-hire fleets in Canada, and it offers a by-the-numbers look at which companies are improving capacity and which are contracting in the market. 2017 marks the first year that VersaCold has made the top 100 list, coming in with a total of 32 trucks, 675 tractors, 985 trailers and 810 0/0s. These numbers show a significant amount of growth over the years and are the result of several strategic initatives.

This jump into the top 100 list caps off a year of significant growth for VersaCold with the key acquisitions of CPX and Gary Heer, as well as the increase of LCV offerings. Click here to read more about the growth VersaCold has undertaken throughout the past year.

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Topics: VersaCold, Transportation

The A to Z of Cold Chain – Part 1

Posted by VersaCold on Mar 16, 2017 1:55:27 PM

Like any industry, the cold chain logistics world has its own unique language that sometimes needs an additional explanation to people outside the industry. To help you understand some complex terms that are unique to the industry, VersaCold has comprised a list of commonly used terms and definitions as defined by trusted industry sites. 


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Schooten & Sons Case Study

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Schooten & Sons Case Study

Posted by VersaCold on Jan 26, 2017 2:31:27 PM

VersaCold provides more than services; we offer completely integrated and customized solutions. This week we are taking a look at our successful partnership with Schooten & Sons Custom Feedyard Ltd., a family owned operation that has been in the cattle feeding and farming business for 40 years. The company operates a 45,000 head custom feed yard that specializes in finishing calves utilizing the latest technology and industry innovations as part of its custom feedyard operations.

Why did Schooten & Sons Custom Feedyard Ltd. turn to VersaCold to provide fourth party logistics (4PL) to manage its supply chain? Read more to find out.

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Topics: VersaCold, Case Study

Year in review: The biggest VersaCold news stories of 2016

Posted by VersaCold on Jan 19, 2017 2:51:16 PM

2016 was a great year for VersaCold in the media, with several big announcements and news stories showcasing why so many businesses consider VersaCold a trusted partner. In case you missed any of these stories, we have taken the opportunity to compile a rundown of our biggest announcements from last year.

If you are interested in reading more VersaCold news and announcements, check out our Media Centre page.

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VersaCold shares the top five articles you may have missed last year

Posted by VersaCold on Jan 12, 2017 11:22:06 AM

With the holidays come and gone, we thought it would be a good time to look back on some of the VersaCold blog articles you may have missed last year. To help you catch up on some interesting reading, we have put together a list of five VersaCold blogs that might have fallen through the cracks during the craziness of the holidays. 

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Learn Why VersaCold Choses Bullfrog Power to Fuel Our Vancouver HQ

Posted by VersaCold on Nov 8, 2016 7:00:00 AM

In March of 2016, VersaCold made the switch to Bullfrog Power's green electricity and green natural gas products to fuel our Vancouver head office. This move represents another big step towards achieving greater environmental responsibility for our company, and we are more than excited to add this to our growing list of initiatives that we have undertaken in recent years. These initiatives include:

  • Retrofitting existing facilities with high-efficiency lighting, roofing, and charging systems for our materials handling equipment
  • Replacing standard efficiency motors with premium efficiency motors (and variable frequency drives, where appropriate)
  • Educating our engineering teams and employees on ways to reduce energy consumption at their sites and giving them advanced tools, such as near-real-time monitoring, to keep consumption under control
  • Ensuring all expansions and new buildings have minimal environmental impact
  • Increasing the amount of energy conserved by our trucks through the introduction of fuel efficient reefers, on board computers to manage vehicle efficiency, technology that minimizes wasted miles and air skirts on trailers. 

If you want to learn more about our sustainability initiatives, please click here. To find out more about why we chose Bullfrog Power, keep reading.

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