Shippers of Food, Flowers & Pharma

International Refrigerated Transportation Association Logo If you need a refrigerated carrier company for your perishable goods, look to the International Refrigerated Transportation Association (IRTA) to find a true partner in protecting your brand by maintaining safety and quality.

For over 25 years IRTA, a core partner of the Global Cold Chain Alliance, has been a trusted source for companies like yours looking for leading cold chain carriers.

IRTA members provide temperature-controlled TL and/or LTL shipping solutions. Some members offer dedicated and expedited services, temperature-controlled storage, intermodal service capability, and more.  Shipping doc

IRTA helps members stay on top of the issues that matter most to you - controlling costs, providing excellent customer service, protecting your brand, staying on top of regulatory changes so you don't have to, and so much more. You can count on IRTA members to be your trusted cold chain partners.


Helpful Resources


Here are some helpful resources to learn more about the refrigerated transportation industry and to help you find your next transportation partner:

  • Industry Standards - The IRTA Refrigerated Transportation Best Practices Guide helps carriers, loaders and receivers comply with the US Food and Drug Administration Food Safety and Modernization Act (FSMA) Sanitary Transportation of Food (STF) rule. The publication includes food safety plans, a summary of sanitary procedures, and checklists for trailer inspections, among other things. The Guide is available to all at no charge; download your copy here.
  • C ertified Cold Carrier program – this certification provides you assurance that your cold carriers are following industry best practices that will help them meet the requirements of the FSMA STF rule, helping protect the safety and quality of every shipment of perishables. Click here to learn more. 
  • Buyer's Guide - Your complete source for finding cold carriers for your perishables. Access the guide here .
  • Commitment to Food Safety & Quality - The food that's on your table is on ours, too. Your cold chain partners are an integral part of your food, safety and brand initiatives. Learn more about how IRTA members help ensure the utmost food quality and safety here.


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