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Temperature Protection

When the cold weather season begins, trust UPS Freight’s Freezable Protection Service to provide seasonal protection for commodities with a freezing point of 32 degrees Fahrenheit or lower.*

Benefits you'll enjoy

  • Established operational procedures, including continuous weather monitoring and the use of designated climate controlled areas at more than 200 facilities nationwide minimizes exposure of your shipments to harsh weather conditions.
  • Freezable protection advisory web page provides you with the information you need to plan your shipping activity during cold periods.
  • Shipment visibility with Quantum View® Manage or at www.upsfreight.com.

Shipping Details*

  • Service is available between October 1 and April 30 and only for commodities with a freezing point of 32 degrees Fahrenheit or lower.
  • UPS Freight reserves the right to suspend this service when temperatures are forecasted to reach 10 degrees Fahrenheit or lower.
  • Service only applies for shipments that can be picked up and delivered between Monday and Friday of the same week based on standard LTL service.
  • Service is available between direct points in the 48 contiguous U.S. states and Canada.
  • UPS Freight will not be liable for temperature-related losses or damages due to circumstances beyond UPS Freight’s control.

* Please refer to Item 810 in UPGF 102 series rules tariff, the Statement of Agreed Pricing and/or contract for applicable fees, restrictions, terms and conditions.

Shipping Instructions

  1. Check the transit time of your shipment on the “Transit Time/Service Standards Inquiry” web page at www.upsfreight.com to ensure that the shipment can be picked up and delivered within the same business week.
  2. Review the freezable protection advisory web page to ensure that service has not been suspended due to cold weather (10 degrees Fahrenheit or lower).
  3. Fill out the bill of lading and note “protect from freezing” in the body of the document.
  4. Follow normal pickup scheduling procedures.

Freezable Protection Advisory Page

The freezable protection advisory page provides the necessary information you need, on a daily basis, concerning suspended freezable protection service due to extreme cold weather (10 degrees Fahrenheit or lower).

Temperature Controlled Service

UPS Freight also offers temperature-controlled service, utilizing temperature-regulated equipment to maintain a set temperature range during transportation. For more information on Temperature Controlled Services, call (800)644-0900 option 2.