Georgia-based startup Expedite All recently launched its Reefer Van Network, a nationwide transportation system that provides shippers with on-demand access to a large U.S. fleet of refrigerated sprinter vans, box trucks, and straight trucks through a single online platform.
Reefer Van Network will operate as a division of Expedite All, the company said.
“We created Expedite All because we recognized that shippers had a need for dedicated and expedited small vehicle transportation that was not being met in the fragmented expedite marketplace,” said Alex Winston, president of Expedite All. “With Reefer Van Network, our goal is to bring the same spirit of innovation and convenience to the refrigerated space.
“By bringing together one of the largest networks of experienced small vehicle owner-operators on one online platform, we have created a competitive market that reduces cost, improves service, and makes it easier for shippers to book the reefer vehicles they need, when they need them.”
Reefer Van Network specializes in refrigerated transportation and works exclusively with refrigerated vehicles. All vehicles must be less than 10 years old and meet stringent temperature control and monitoring requirements, the company said. Every vehicle available on Reefer Van Network undergoes periodic temperature-control experiments to ensure that refrigeration capabilities are functional.
Additionally, each vehicle in the network is required to install a temperature data logger provided by Reefer Van Network to ensure the reefer unit maintains cargo at the appropriate temperature. Reefer Van Network vehicles commonly are used to transport pharmaceutical products, non-hazmat chemicals and adhesives, and ingredients and perishables, including flowers and foods such as meat, dairy products, fruits, vegetables, and juices.