What is the chance YRC Freight will protect your cold-sensitive LTL freight from freezing throughout transit? 99.8 percent.

No other national carrier has our near-perfect, claim-free record or matches our nationwide coverage. When you have a temperature-sensitive shipment, we have the experience and processes in place to protect it.


Protecting your products in any conditions, under any circumstances

YRC Freight Standard Freeze Protection keeps cold-sensitive products that freeze at or below 32 ̊ F/0 C safe from damage. It includes monitoring forecasts using AccuWeather, keeping the freight moving, providing special handling procedures and having access to warm rooms throughout the network.

YRC Freight provides freeze protection to a variety of industries, including chemical and allied products, food and beverage, candy, pharmaceutical, cosmetic and agricultural.

Comprehensive protection

  • Monitoring weather forecasts using AccuWeather
  • Labeling shipments and waybills distinctively to easily identify freezable goods
  • Designating sheltered areas to hold freezable freight during severe weather
  • Following procedures for protecting goods while in transit and over weekends using warm rooms when needed

Convenient pickup and delivery

Excluded items

    • Food warehouse shipments: We do not have the means to protect these types of shipments from freezing at distribution centers where hour- or day-long delays are common
    • Dropped trailers: Shipments loaded onto spotted trailers cannot be properly protected from freezing in certain climate conditions

FAQs about protection for your cold-sensitive freight:

What are freezable shipments?

Freezable shipments are products that have the potential to freeze during transport, resulting in product damage.

What is the Freeze Protection program at YRC Freight?

The YRC Freight Freeze Protection policy covers products that freeze at or below 32° F./0 C. Our Protective Services Policy is designed to safely transport freezable shipments for participating shippers. The policy uses well-established procedures for handling less-than-truckload (LTL) freight in freezing weather, including:

  • Monitoring weather forecasts using AccuWeather
  • Labeling shipments and waybills distinctively to easily identify freezable goods
  • Designating sheltered areas to hold freezable freight during severe weather
  • Following procedures for protecting goods while in transit

What types of products are shipped as Freeze Protection shipments?

Many products qualify as freezables, but not all are included in the Freeze Protection program. YRC Freight provides freeze protection to such industries as chemical and allied products, food and beverage, candy, pharmaceutical, cosmetic and agricultural.

How do I get more information?

Contact your YRC Freight account executive or customer service.

How successful has the Freeze Protection program been at YRC Freight?

Since its inception, the program has maintained an industry-leading, near-perfect, claim-free record.

Who is responsible for ensuring the success of the YRC Freight Freeze Protection service?

Everyone at YRC Freight takes pride in our success with handling freezable freight—from the driver who picks up your goods to warehouse professionals to Customer Service Center and data-entry personnel. Our entire YRC Freight team makes sure your shipment is delivered on time without damage.

Just how easily can you protect your shipment from freezing?

Simply contact your local account executive to request Freeze Protection service. Once approved, write “Protect from Freezing” on the bill of lading. That’s it!