It may surprise many shippers that temperature-controlled intermodal is a viable option for capacity at a reduced cost, primarily using container on a flat car - COFC - service. Find out how InTek can help you tap in to temp-controlled intermodal with COFC (and trailer on a flat car - TOFC) options.
Reefer intermodal containers have roughly two to three times the capacity of the tanks on reefer units typically found on trucks. Refrigerated intermodal containers offer 24/7 satellite tracking; internal temperature monitoring; and the ability to remotely change the temperature of the containers in transit. And investments into cold-chain facilities ensure your temperature-controlled shipments stay that way from door to door.
Temp-Controlled COFC Container Specs:
Interior of temp-controlled intermodal COFC container
Loadable Interior Dimensions
Length: 605.00 inches
Width: 97.25 inches
Height: 97.50 inches (chute clearance height)
Load Weight Limit
Pallet Spaces (40”L X 48”W)
30 single-stacked or 60 double-stacked
Pallet Spaces (48”L X 48”W)
24 single-stacked or 48 double-stacked
InTek Has Both Slim-Line and Traditional Reefer Intermodal Freight Container Capacity
InTek also offers over-the-road (OTR) temp-controlled transportation capacity.
Over-the-Road Temperature-Controlled Freight
While we focus on intermodal, we can handle temperature-controlled needs via truckload and LTL as well, because sometimes, you need options. Whether frozen, perishable, pharmaceutical, chemical or any other commodity requiring sophisticated temperature protection, our broad knowledge across intermodal, truckload and LTL will ensure best solution for you at the least cost.
InTek delivers the service you can trust, as we understand the technical requirements to properly transport temperature-controlled freight has little margin for error. Our extensive carrier base, along with a powerful TMS, provides shippers full transparency of the shipment from pickup to final delivery at competitive prices.
Learn more about temperature-controlled shipping in video form:
For more about intermodal, a couple of blogs offer additional insight:
The Cost of Intermodal Transportation Services (Rates, Fees & Variables)
11 Differences Between Intermodal and Truckload Every Shipper Should Know.