Safe Winter Truck Driving—It’s No Accident

Posted by VersaCold on Mar 5, 2019 10:00:00 AM

Winter truck driving tips from a driver with 5 million safe miles

With hundreds of trucks on the road moving millions of pounds of food every week, drivers at VersaCold experience the daily challenge of safely delivering food that consumers enjoy. And the safe delivery of food becomes more of a challenge in the winter months. Despite difficult weather conditions, our commitment to both safety and customer satisfaction doesn’t change—so we rely on talented drivers to safely move the food that families love to eat.

To understand how drivers prepare for winter driving, we spoke with one of our most experienced drivers, Steve Nickason. Steve, who is based out of the Calgary area, has been driving professionally for over 42 years and has avoided collisions in the 5-million-plus miles he’s travelled. We asked Steve to share a few ways he takes caution when driving in the winter.

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Topics: VersaCold, Safety Tips, Transportation

A Cold Chain Reaction

Posted by VersaCold on Mar 28, 2018 9:00:00 AM

VersaCold on the evolution of cold chain logistics and 3PL/4PL

Whether it’s through distributors, producers, manufacturers or retailers, the food industry is constantly evolving. From new buying trends to shifting regulations, there are many recent factors that have been impacting the industry around the globe. And as consumer demands continue to change, supply chains must continue to evolve with them.

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Topics: VersaCold, 4PL, 3PL, Transportation

Electronic Logging Devices – for the better

Posted by VersaCold on Mar 14, 2018 9:00:00 AM

Debunking some common ELD misconceptions

ELDs (Electronic Logging Devices) have been a hot topic of discussion in the recent months following December’s US mandate. And while Canadians begin to prepare for an ELD mandate of their own, the topic is proving to be quite a controversial one.

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Topics: VersaCold, Transportation, Technology

When it comes to transportation, it’s technology that sets VersaCold apart from competitors

Posted by VersaCold on Nov 13, 2017 9:02:00 AM

In the world of transportation, there is a common misconception that the only difference between carriers is price. It is understandable when you consider the low barriers to entry for the transportation of goods means that anyone can start hauling product and charging for it. However, when it comes to maintaining the highest level quality for your product in the face of evolving regulations and customer preferences, we know that investment in technology and infrastructure is what sets a carrier apart.

That is why VersaCold has in recent years been taking significant steps to implement the latest transportation technology innovations to provide customers with a fully connected cold chain. Strategic investment in technology provides our customers with real-time tracking, enhanced transparency and improved efficiencies so they can rest easy knowing their product is in good hands.

Read more to learn about just a few of the new technology initiatives that VersaCold is in the process of implementing:

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Topics: VersaCold, Transportation, Technology

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