Certified Cold Carrier Program

A GCCA Program designed to recognize carrier organizations for their commitment to sanitary and safe transportation of perishable products

The Certified Cold Carrier is a formal program aligning companies and personnel with IRTA’s Refrigerated Transportation Best Practices Guide. The program will: 

  • Demonstrate your organization’s commitment to sanitary transport of food.
  • Differentiate your organization from its competitors as an industry leader.
  • Show your dedication to furthering the transportation and supply chain industries.

 

How is the Cold Carrier Program Awarded?

 

  • Participants must submit a Cold Carrier Program Application, available for download under "How to Apply" below.
  • Applicants must also submit a Quality Assurance Manuel that contains proof of conformance as described within the Certified Cold Carrier criteria.
  • All applicants shall indicate Carrier staff to participate in the proof of knowledge component.

*Please note: the application is closed after 90 days of inactivity and the application fee is forfeit. A cold carrier can reapply after 90 days of inactivity as a new applicant

 

How Will a Carrier Company Benefit?

 

The Certified Cold Carrier Program will allow companies to:

  • Demonstrate your organization’s commitment to sanitary transport of food.
  • Differentiate your organization from its competitors as an industry leader.
  • Show your dedication to furthering the transportation and supply chain industries.

 

How to Apply

 

The Certified Cold Carrier Application has three parts:

1) Click here to download the application

2) Proof of conformance – the attachments for each certification criteria

3) Application fee (coming soon.)

The carrier applicant must complete the criteria table found within the application form by indicating each proof of conformance attachment title and number. Further, individual proof of conformance attachments must have corresponding titles and numbering. Applications are considered incomplete without attachment titles and numbering on both criteria table and individual attachments. Applicants are encouraged to submit in electronic form – a single PDF. Paper applications are acceptable and shall be a single binder of application materials. Please submit applications to ccc@gcca.org

Proof of Knowledge: Members of the Carrier’s management team – those with direct oversight of drivers – will demonstrate knowledge of best practices in critical aspects of the refrigerated transport industry. Carrier management take the certified cold carrier proof of knowledge assessment and carrier management personnel are indicated within the certified cold carrier application. Proof of knowledge is based upon the “Refrigerated Transportation Best Practices Guide” and the blueprint. The proof of knowledge assessment is a web-based multi-choice examination and passing grade on the CCC assessment fulfils the proof of knowledge requirement. Certified Cold Carriers’ shall identify new management personnel upon their yearly certification renewal.

 

Program Costs - Coming Soon

 

Program Tutorial - Coming Soon