How do I apply to be a carrier for Americold

If you can uphold the extremely high service standards we expect for our customers, then we’d like to talk with you.  The first step is to apply through our online form on our Contact Us page.  Be sure to select “Vendor Inquiries” from the drop down list to provide some carrier-specific information.

How do you control the quality of the Carriers you partner with?

We have a tried-and-tested performance review processes, and not every Carrier is able to exceed our stringent requirements for performance, dependability, connect-ability, or fleet condition. Even with the driver shortage we’re seeing now, we won’t let our standards drop.

What are the locations of your Regional Consolidation Centers?

We have Regional Consolidation Centers in Allentown-PA, Atlanta-GA, Carthage-MO, City of Industry-CA, Clearfield-UT, and Rochelle-IL.  All locations have been chosen for their location, ease-of-access for our carrier partners, and consolidation activity volume-handling capabilities.

How do your services differ to those of an LTL carrier?

LTL carriers just don’t have the order density needed to drive consistent, scheduled services without break-bulking along the way. You’ll often see delivery windows instead of the dependable sailing schedules we offer.

What ancillary/value-added services does Americold provide?

Americold offers a full range of ancillary/value-added services for its customers – the following are just a few examples: manifesting/take weights, slatting & de-slatting, manual order entry, USDA Services, case and each picking, aisle-ready pallet preparation, date stamping, light processing, blast freezing, and tempering. Discover more by clicking here . We can develop new processes and services to compliment your products as well – you have only to ask.