Shippers

In a time where theft is becoming a major problem, can you say that your product is being shipped safely and securely every day? With Universal, you can answer yes with confidence!

Universal Truckload Validated Refrigerated Logistics has become an industry leader in the transportation of temperature sensitive products. For those companies that don’t want to pay the high prices associated with custom shipping, Universal Validated Refrigerated Logistics is there to handle the same critical products without the critical price. We can hold and monitor temperatures from -30°F to 100°F. There is 100% guaranteed on time pickup and delivery. Upon delivery, a receipt will be available showing the temperature readings from the unit for the entire trip in 15-minute intervals to ensure the proper audit trail for temperature. We can also provide accurate real time visibility of your freight every 5 minutes within 7 feet on google maps via EDI or web based tracking link.

WE DON'T STOP THERE, we can also handle your dry and non-critical reefer freight for very competitive rates. We have vast network of Reefers, Vans, Flat beds, and intermodal equipment through out our UTSI companies with 62 terminals throughout the US and Canada. In addition, we have a top notch brokerage division with very strict standards on carrier qualifications. It is seen as an honor to haul for Universal Truckload.

24-Hour Security

In a time where theft is becoming a serious issue, we are an industry leader in security.

The Cargo Defender Security System was developed by the Universal Validated Refrigerated division in conjunction with StarTrak, the driving force in cold chain management. We have developed the ultimate security system to protect the freight we haul. In a time where cargo theft is a serious concern, we will ensure you product is safe and secure throughout the transit.

In addition, we have very strict SOP's for our drivers and operations signed by each person with immediate termination if they are found negligent. There SOP's include, when parked anytime, all trailer will have a glad hand lock and high security pad lock installed. You must drive 200 miles from shipper. Showering must be done before you load or the next morning. There are also SOP's for lost and stolen trailers, pharma loads, operations, check calls, and monitoring center. These are all available upon request. Cargo Defender security system is a highly technological system which continue to improve as the technology improves to make sure your freight is safe and secure throughout the supply chain. We have been in the Pharmaceutical industry for over 20 years and have learned the best practices in high value freight management.

Drivers

We employ the best drivers around by running the best trucks in the industry and by hauling profitable freight. 

All drivers are approved by Universal’s strict guidelines and go through required quarterly training on our standard operating procedures. In addition to that, drivers will be:

  • Approved according to the CSA standards
  • Clean cut, presentable, "yes sir" and "no sir" drivers
  • Well rested with maximum driving time when possible at pick up
  • Have at least 1 year experience with reefer freight
  • Well trained on safety procedures handling temperature sensitive freight
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Equipment

All Equipment will have visible Universal Truckload DOT signs

Tractors:       

  • 5 years old and newer, top of the line Peterbilts
  • Both fuel tanks will be full upon request to the shipper to help eliminate unnecessary stops

Trailers:

  • 7 years old and newer, 53’ Wabash trailers with Carrier Reefer units
  • Cargo Defender Security System
  • 50 gallon fuel tank will be full upon arrival to shipper
  • Full chute for air flow
  • Vent holes will be plugged upon request
  • Glad hand lock install when parked.

24-Hour Temperature Monitoring

ReeferTrak Sentry tracking, monitoring and control system

Every 15 minutes, a message will be sent from the tracking unit to an on line website where dispatch and the customer will be able to view and print out:

  • Trailer ID
  • Time of message delivery
  • GPS location
  • Service state: on, off, shutdown
  • Mode of operation: off continuous, start/stop
  • Fuel level
  • Temperature set-point
  • Temperature return
  • Temperature discharge
  • Temperate ambient
  • Battery voltage

If there is an alarm that goes off(unit shuts off, temperate set point deviates 7F from temperature probe, low battery voltage, etc.) a text message is sent to each dispatcher’s cell phone indicating the alarm. In addition, an email is also sent out to Universal Services reefer dispatch.

White Glove Services

VALIDATED TRAILERS

Every trailer is Thermal Mapped by Sensitech, the leader in Thermal Mapping and they issue a report qualifying the trailer for thermal integrity.   Every trailer is retested every 18 months to capture the seasonal changes.  The report for each trailer is available upon request.  In addition, every month the reefers are tested at Universal Truckload's garage to ensure they are working properly, and the tests are recorded in the monthly maintenance report.

 

SPECIALIZED TRACKING

5 Minute location updates sent to your TMS system via EDI documents in real time accurate within 7 feet on google maps.

 

CRITICAL SHIPMENTS

High risk cargo handling with specialized trained drivers with strict SOP’s

 

FREIGHT MANAGEMENT 

Let us handle your complete transportation department and concentrate on your core business.

Safety

Universal Truckload is committed to safety

We operate our own fleet of safety patrol cars and have one of the best safety records in the business.  We have very strict guidelines for hiring and retaining drivers through our driver qualification/safety division. We have mandatory safety meetings and on line courses for our drivers. You will be impressed with our company's commitment to safety.  For more information (click here)

Awards

We strive for excellence

GREAT SUPPLY CHAIN PARTNER 2019

GREAT SUPPLY CHAIN
PARTNER 2019

TOP 100 LOGISTICS PROVIDER 2019

TOP 100 LOGISTICS
PROVIDER 2019

TOP 50 TRUCKING COMPANY 2019

TOP 50 TRUCKING
COMPANY 2019

GLOBAL TRADE MAGAZINE TOP TRUCKING PROVIDERS

GLOBAL TRADE MAGAZINE
TOP TRUCKING PROVIDERS

TOP 100 FOR-HIRE CARRIER 2019

TOP 100 FOR-HIRE
CARRIER 2019