West Chester, PA—Nov. 10, 2015—A. Duie Pyle (Pyle), a provider of asset- and non-asset-based transportation and supply chain solutions in the Northeast, announced the expansion of its Protect from Freeze (PFF) service, as the carrier prepares for the 2015/2016 winter season. Pyle’s PFF service enables customers who ship water-based products to transport less-than-truckload (LTL) shipments with full protection from freezing temperatures. Pyle added 46 heated/insulated trailers this season, making Pyle’s PFF fleet of close to 500 heated/insulated trailers the largest in the region. Pyle also added new heated transportation service centers in Westampton, NJ and Wilkes-Barre, PA to enhance its network of all-weather facilities.
“Providing a comprehensive freeze protection service that’s available to all customers, without interruption, requires sustained investments in equipment, infrastructure, training and technology,” said Randy Swart, COO of A. Duie Pyle. “Our customers depend on our experience to ensure temperature-sensitive shipments are protected throughout the entire Northeast region, including the Mid Atlantic, New England and New York state.”
A. Duie Pyle’s comprehensive PFF service consists of heated service centers and heated/insulated trailers for line haul, pickup and delivery operations, providing 24/7 protection. These initiatives and investments are supported by temperature-sensitive load planning and routing technology. Each Pyle service center is equipped with on-site, company-owned snow removal equipment and independent emergency power sources to protect customers’ shipments and assure continuous operations during even the most severe weather event.
“As the temperature drops, many carriers refuse to handle temperature-sensitive shipments, causing supply chain uncertainties and delays,” said Swart. “In contrast, Pyle’s dependable Protect from Freezing service is available to our customers without interruption, regardless of temperature or day of the week.”
Last winter season, Pyle delivered over 60,500 PFF shipments, an 8 percent increase from the prior winter season.