Savannah, GA,
23
April
2013
|
03:54 PM
America/New_York

Al-Amin Brothers Transportation relies on Great Dane multi-temp solutions

Summary


Founded on a commitment to excellence, since 1997 Al-Amin Brothers Transportation has delivered on strength, performance, service, innovation and integrity—and it relies on quality equipment like Great Dane trailers to do so.

Founded on a commitment to excellence, since 1997 Al-Amin Brothers Transportation has delivered on strength, performance, service, innovation and integrity—and it relies on quality equipment like Great Dane trailers to do so.

The refrigerated transport fleet connects its Everest CL and Everest SS Great Dane trailers (with Thermo King and Carrier reefer units) to Kenworth tractors to pick up more than three million pounds of perishables weekly in a radius that reaches within 200 miles of Chicago, with distribution across the U.S. The fleet's routes cover the entire East Coast, Mid Atlantic, South East, South Central, Southwest and Rocky Mountain regions—and it prides itself on accuracy with a 98 percent on-time delivery rate.

The Right Equipment
According to Adrian Al-Amin, CEO, "We've been buying Great Dane trailers since 2001. Our first purchases were the Classic model, but lately we've been buying the Everest SS specified with multi-temperature compartments. The reason we continue to buy them is because they hold up to the rigors and demands of our LTL operation. We are a less-than-truckload refrigerated carrier servicing the food industry. Our other services include unloading and separation of orders to meet customers' needs."

Al-Amin explains that the fleet delivers a variety of food with various temperature requirements. From deep frozen to produce, dairy products and meat, all have to be transported at the correct temperature. "Our corporateheadquarters is in Lansing, Ill., and we have pick-up routes throughout a five-state Great Lakes route with deliveries all over the United States," Al-Amin adds. "We handle shipments to restaurant chains like the Cheesecake Factory, Houston's Restaurant, and Capitol Grille, as well as grocery chains." With high-profile customers, the fleet feels an obligation to make sure all loads are delivered on time, at the right temperature.

Just as multi-temp compartments are important for all these different shipments, so are safe floors and cargo protection. The fleet also specifies safety grip floors with high scuff liners and 24- to 36-in. wear bands. "In addition, we have specified PunctureGuard—with LED interior dome lights. When you run an LTL fleet with frequent deliveries, you need to protect your cargo and trailer from the wear and tear," Al-Amin states. "We also have curbside doors for curbside delivery, which is a key component of being able to deliver to restaurants in urban areas."

The best customer experience
The fleet prides itself on providing the quality its customers expect. The equipment it specifies is the key component for keeping them satisfied. "Our customers know from experience that we provide reliable, fast and courteous service, delivered with pride and attention to the details that matter most," says Al-Amin.

 

Management
Al-Amin Brothers Transportation uses its Great Dane Everest trailers to ensure HACCP compliance. The Everest SS specified with multi-temperature compartments allows safe and reliable delivery of a variety of food with various temperature requirements.

Hazard Analysis & Critical Control Points (HACCP) is a management system in which food safety is addressed through the analysis and control of biological, chemical and physical hazards from raw material production, procurement and handling to manufacturing, distribution and consumption of the finished product.


Safety First
HACCP governs the movement of food transported by conveyances and containers, requiring that goods be protected against contamination. Transportation and storage of food products preferably take place in conveyances and containers dedicated to food use only. When used for food and non-food loads, procedures should be in place to restrict the type of non-food loads to those that do not pose a risk to foods in the same shipment or to subsequent food loads after an acceptable clean-up. The integrity of the product must be maintained during the transportation process.