With the hottest part of the year over and the colder months on their way, this transition of outdoor climate marks an excellent time to consider the temperature of transported goods. That’s because no matter what the temperature is outside, at R Courier, you can rely on temperature-controlled and timely transportation of the items you need to be delivered.

Bad Weather and Good

It might seem evident that lousy weather can substantially impact the ability to deliver a package. When snowstorms hit, traffic delays and accidents can happen. When you require local medical delivery services during a winter storm in Toronto, you need to know that you’re working with a company that you can rely on.

Specific Temperatures for Specialty Items

You also need to know that when it comes to the need to regulate the temperature of a delivery, the outdoor temperature will not impact the temperature of your goods during shipment. Alternatively, some goods such as medical samples often require consistently lower temperatures.

Temperature and Delivery

For most regular package deliveries, the temperature of goods is not a significant consideration because these items will not suffer any damage unless they experience extremes in heat or coldness. In such cases, regular delivery services will be all that is required.

However, all goods are not alike, and in some cases, the ability to regulate temperature is vital to successful delivery. At R Courier, we offer our fleet includes vehicles that can maintain precise temperature control for long periods. Some of the methods used to ensure that items remain at the temperature required include:

  • Ice
  • Dry Ice
  • Ice Packs

The Integrity of Medical Specimens

Guaranteeing the safe and timely delivery of medical materials such as test samples requires the proper equipment and the right training. Medical goods are among the most sensitive items that any courier can be assigned to deliver. The ability to ensure that these items arrive on time is of critical importance because they must arrive in perfect condition.

In the case of medical deliveries, there’s more at stake than the fastest delivery possible. Such jobs require safe transportation and delivery from couriers trained to properly handle these items and understand the risks involved, which is why our team includes couriers that are certified for the Transportation of Dangerous Goods (TDG).

The Case of COVID-19 Vaccines

Recently, the general public became aware of the need for controlled temperature environments with the dissemination of COVID-19 vaccines. This case provides an example of a medical delivery that consistently requires a stable temperature that is very cold.

Specifically, for the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine, the recommended storage temperature is -70C and should not exceed limits between -80C to -60C. For the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, that number changes to -20C, with a limit of -25C to -15C.

In both cases, the ability to deliver these goods while maintaining temperature control is vital to the condition of the couriered items. The ability to successfully transport these items is a matter of public health and safety of the highest level of importance.

Tracking Your Delivery

With many courier services, there’s no way to know whether poor weather will delay the arrival of a particular package. On the other hand, medical professionals rely on R Courier to ensure their supplies arrive on time because they get more than trust; they get a real-time tracking system that provides everything they need to know about that delivery.

When you need to ship goods that require special care regarding temperature, you need to use a courier service that is equipped to transport your temperature-sensitive items safely.