It's January, so we've been thinking a lot about how to keep warm here in frosty New England. Maybe that's why these announcements caught our attention:
Totally hot: Logistics Management Solutions has introduced "TotalHeat," a heated transportation service for truckload and less-than-truckload shipments. LMS works with carrier partners that have heated equipment to arrange service for cold-sensitive products. "Many shippers are struggling to find heated transportation now that Jevic has exited the market," said Dennis Schoemehl, president and CEO of LMS, in a statement. "The equipment is out there, but it's a matter of finding qualified carriers and then working with multiple providers." The TotalHeat service, he added, lets shippers work with one provider and track their freight through a single Web pOréal. All carriers are insured and qualified to transport hazardous materials. Find out more at www.lmslogistics.com.
The cold standard: If you work in a refrigerated warehouse or with temperature-controlled products, you might want to check out the recently released ISO (International Standards Organization) standard for assessing and managing occupational risks in cold workplaces. The standard, ISO 15743: 2008, addresses health conditions that increase cold sensitivity, how to protect against cold, safe practices for working in cold conditions, and more. For details, go to www.iso.org.