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3 Biggest Tips For Shipping Pharmaceuticals

Shipping pharmaceutical products is one of the trickiest loads to undertake with intermodal drayage. The rules and regulations established for a satisfactory transport are extremely stringent- for obvious reasons. It’s a matter of health and human life.

Never fear! Shipping pharmaceuticals doesn’t have to be a daunting task. By prepping the right way, you’ll become a pro in no time. You can read our 3 biggest tips here.

Safety first

Security for all loads is important when traveling along the supply chain, but certain kinds of pharmaceuticals are considered the biggest prize of all for thieves. Extra precaution is necessary with this type of cargo. Besides utilizing surveillance technology and alarms, opt for direct, non stop routes for delivery. If you must use a warehouse, check that there are cameras and total visibility. The more handling of cargo and stops on the supply chain, the greater the risk of theft.

Refrigerated reefers

Pharmaceuticals require special amenities to ship so that they stay well-preserved. When choosing the best long haul truck or dry van for the job, go for one that is temperature controlled. It’s a good idea to take on a driver that is experienced in this type of transport as well. That way, you can have a set temperature to specifically meet the needs of your cargo.

Choose an experienced 3PL

The best way to ensure your load of pharmaceuticals is delivered seamlessly is by partnering with a reputable 3PL company. By doing this, you get access to the right equipment needed for refrigerated shipping, responsible drivers that are certified in transporting HAZMAT materials and the advice of logistics professionals. It’s everything in one place, plus the peace of mind. Don’t forget to ensure that the logistics company you go with has all of the necessary permits and licenses in order to transport pharmaceutical goods!

3 Biggest Tips For Shipping Pharmaceuticals
Courtney L.
February 18, 2019

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