LaidLaw Van Reefer
We build close relationships with our customers and become a seamless extension of your traffic department. We take great pride in the services we provide and truly appreciate the customers, employees and service providers that we partner with. Shipping your temperature controlled freight between Southern Ontario and major centres throughout North America, still makes up a large portion of our truckload business.
At SM Freight, now a division of Laidlaw Van, we've learned how to drive costs out of our operation and still deliver on the promises made. We also diversified to offer our clients more choice and flexibility with the services we provide. We are now able to respond to customer requests in a more holistic fashion and offer these additional services on a daily basis:
- North American truckload freight management
- Flatbed service for your industrial products and machinery
- Temperature controlled service for a wide range of perishables... including pharmaceuticals
Hot: From warm to cool, we’ve got the spectrum of temperature controlled shipping down pat
Shipments requiring a warm environment to travel safely often require delicate handling and specialized packaging. SM FREIGHT can work with you to ensure your freight gets to its destination in perfect health.
Many of our clients ship live plants and saplings over long distances. This type of freight needs extra care and attention and a greenhouse-like environment to thrive. Our team is educated and experienced in the best techniques for getting your shipments of live plants – or any product requiring a warm transport environment and special handling – where you need it with every leaf and stem in place.
Dry: A FLEET OF DRY VANS FOR YOUR DRY GOODS
We place as much emphasis on attention to detail and proper handling in the shipment of your dry goods as we do when we’re shipping your more delicate items, like pharmaceuticals or fresh produce. No matter the nature of the shipment, its origin or its destination… our goal is to make sure it’s delivered safely and efficiently.
Our extensive fleet paired with our expert Drivers gets your shipments where they need to go, as promised! Shipping and storing your dry goods is one of our specialties. We have the assets and the partner network to match your shipping costs and delivery schedules to a tee. Truckload or LTL, Canada-wide or across the border, SM FREIGHT is a great resource for your company and an effective way to minimize the number of carriers you have to manage... you can trust us to deliver your goods wherever they need to go.
Fresh: WE AREN’T AFRAID TO GET FRESH!
Growers, distributors and retailers trust SM FREIGHT to deliver their fresh produce, plants and other perishables to an exact time window. Our food grade equipment is always current and in excellent condition to ensure that produce shipped from all over the world arrives looking and tasting its absolute best. The key to shipping fresh freight is understanding that the produce is still alive when it’s packaged and loaded for transport. With all of our reefer units, we have the ability to control the temperature to suit optimal conditions for each and every fresh product we handle. At SM FREIGHT, we care about quality and take extra precaution to ensure your fresh produce arrives at its destination just as clean, colourful and crisp as when it was harvested!
Cold: TEMPERATURE-CONTROLLED TRANSPORTATION THAT WON'T BRRREAK THE BANK
Fresh produce isn’t the only thing that requires lower temperature shipping conditions to arrive in an optimal state… dairy and other foodstuffs are part of our refrigerated transport repertoire as well! We understand that health and safety is of the utmost importance when it comes to your food. You can trust your grocers to provide you with safe product and your grocers trust SM FREIGHT to deliver!
Our Drivers cross borders and truck your freight coast to coast each and every day to ensure that your perishable food items make it to their destination unharmed and unspoiled. SM FREIGHT continues to grow with our customers to accommodate their changing needs and the needs of the industry. We maintain a top-of-the-line fleet and make use of all the latest in green technology (to sustain competitive pricing) and refrigerated innovation (to ensure your cold shipments stay cold).
Frozen: CALL SM FREIGHT WHEN YOU NEED A 53' FREEZER
Shipping frozen freight requires superior equipment performance and reliability. Improper handling, storing and transport of frozen goods can lead to disaster – that’s why our team and our equipment is always working to the highest standard to ensure your shipment of frozen food or goods arrives nice and frosty.
Packaging and handling becomes extremely important when it comes to shipping frozen food & goods. We comply with all the stringent guidelines set forth for the effective and safe transport of frozen freight, from top-of-the-line insulated containers to proper storage and ventilation.
We keep your costs in mind. Less handling, fewer claims – our modern reefers can handle all of your frozen shipments, keeping temperatures way down and customer satisfaction way up!
Pharma: SM FREIGHT HAS A PhD IN PHARMACEUTICAL SHIPMENTS
SM FREIGHT works side by side with the healthcare, medical and pharmaceutical sectors to ensure careful handling and a secure environment for the shipment of pharmaceuticals. We stay up to date with all the latest policies in transporting pharmaceutical products safely, quickly and reliably.
When it comes to transporting pharmaceuticals, we take our responsibility very seriously. Our team of skilled, educated experts are experienced in the most comprehensive procedures and protocols. We ensure that everything is properly labeled and classified, stored and packaged to mitigate all potential risks. SM FREIGHT gives you peace of mind, taking the stress out of shipping your pharmaceutical products.