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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Charlotte NC

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    Can a knowledgable professional please respond:

    What are the US industry policies on the handling of Soft Drinks in regards to shipping and handling from bottler to distributor?

    What are the policies on acceptable min/max temperatures during transit?

    Should CSD pallets generally shipped in reefers?

    Thank You

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Mar 2001


    Most soft drinks are not shipped in reefers. The only time I can remember having things shipped in reefers back in my warehouse days was when it was an owner/ operator who picked up an outsourced load from one of the allied brand stuff that isn't produced by a PBG facility. I do not know of anything as far as law for minimum and/or maximum temps on shipping of soda , except weight of truck cannot exceed 80000 lbs, and a full trailer is about there on cans. I do know that diet sodas start to freeze around 25 or so degrees F and all sodas will freeze at around 18 or so degrees F. The plastic bottled sodas will begin to explode in extreme heat as well I do not remember a range of temp on that though. It is somewhere in the range of 110+ degrees F.
    Last edited by the saint; 10-13-2007 at 08:16 AM.
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