Trucking and logistics providers will once again rise to the occasion in the distribution of the Covid-19 vaccine across the whole of North America. Federal officials have laid out the complex requirements of distributing millions of doses of vaccine from the drug manufacturers to locations across the country. Vaccines must be handled and transported without delay through temperature-controlled facilities and equipment.
Delivering billions of doses of vaccine has to be done in the most efficient way possible. It will involve complex logistical and programmable obstacles along the supply chain. Cooperation must be facilitated among governments, vaccine manufacturers and logistics and trucking providers. While there are still lots of unknowns like the number of doses, sensitivities to temperature, manufacturing locations, etc. it is predicted that the scale of activities will be overwhelmingly vast.
There are priorities that logistics and trucking providers must be prepare for like the availability of temperature-controlled facilities and equipment, availability of trained staff who can handle the time-sensitive vaccines and monitoring and tracking capabilities that will ensure the integrity of the vaccines.
Vaccines are undoubtedly valuable commodities and strict arrangements must be made to ensure that shipments will be secure and safe from tampering and theft. Logistics and trucking providers must have proper processes in place for the potential volume of vaccines that must be shipped across borders. The transport of vaccine must be given priority upon arrival at ports and terminals to prevent possible temperature excursions due to delays.
The potential size of deliveries will be quite enormous. The logistics and trucking industry will be facing one of the biggest challenges ever. While vaccines will be delivered through cargo aircraft, there must be land transport with temperature-controlled facilities that will bring the vaccine to their destination. On top of the transport preparations, governments must also consider the diminished cargo capacities of global air transport due to the coronavirus pandemic.
One of the services that Titan Transline is proud to offer is temperature-controlled transport options for items that require cooling or heating through state-of-the-art freight equipment. Insulated reefers will guarantee that a product will retain its high quality throughout the entire shipping journey.