IRTA Member Benefits

Why should your company join the International Refrigerated Transportation Association (IRTA)? Here are 10 reasons why you should become a part of the leading association for the safe transportation of temperature-controlled products. Join now »

Learn About Best Practices in Transportation

Receive guidance on operational best practices and advice regarding the proper storage and handling of refrigerated and frozen products.

1. FSMA Sanitary Transportation of Food Resources 

IRTA has developed resources to help shippers, carriers, and other industry stakeholders prepare for compliance with the FSMA Sanitary Transportation of Food ruling. This includes the IRTA Refrigerated Transportation Best Practices Guide and the IRTA Driver Training Program for STF Compliance.

2. GCCA Inquiry Service

Have a question on cold chain topics? The GCCA Inquiry Service gives you access to our talented team of industry experts and food scientists on the WFLO Scientific Advisory Council (SAC).

3. Legal Advice from Scopelitis Garvin Light Hanson & Feary

Scopelitis Garvin Light Hanson & Feary (Scopelitis) is a law firm that specializes in transportation legal issues. Scopelitis lawyers help IRTA members understand if they need legal assistance with their transportation challenges at no cost. If it is determined that legal assistance is needed, IRTA members will receive a 10% discount on Scopelitis rates if they decide to use them as their legal representation. Learn more »

4. Food Freezing and Storage Calculator

The Food Freezing and Storage Calculator puts food freezing information right at your fingertips with information on nearly 1,000 products. It’s an essential tool for warehouse managers, truck drivers, and more.

5. GCCA Online Learning

GCCA Online Learning offers a convenient and affordable way to advance your career or train employees with on-demand, self-paced courses in transportation and employee safety.

Connect with the Industry

Gain access to local, regional, national, and global logistics networks.

6. Events

  • IRTA Cold Chain Executive Connections – Join senior-level temperature-controlled transportation and logistics professionals to discuss the latest trends, challenges and opportunities facing the industry.
  • Global Cold Chain Alliance Assembly of Committees –  Held annually in Washington, DC, over 200 top executives in the temperature-controlled supply chain community come together to learn, network, and collaborate. The AOC Symposium features a spotlight on cold chain transportation education.

7. Committees and Task Forces

Join committees to network with your peers and help advance the work of IRTA and the Global Cold Chain Alliance. There are also opportunities to join ad hoc task forces to delve into specific critical industry issues, such as the Refrigerated Transportation Best Practices Task Force.

8. Online Community 

Join the conversation in the GCCA Online Community where members can ask questions, network, and share best practices with colleagues from all sectors of the cold chain.

9. Global Cold Chain Directory

Membership in IRTA gives your company a listing in the Global Cold Chain Directory, the world’s largest directory of cold chain providers.

10. Thought Leadership

Become a thought leader in the industry by speaking at association events or writing articles for association publications.

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