Welcome to Northern Refrigerated Transportation, Inc.
I appreciate Christina’s kindness always and she is just so upbeat to talk to all the time even through email. She is just a joy to work with. David is a sweetheart also. ❤️ . I love my Northern team that I work with u guys are the best. Thank u for all u do!
Anna | Primal Pet Group
I just want to say, I don’t know what’s going on over there (in a good way) but you guys have been really helpful and easy to work with.
For a while back, I struggled to get things working and scheduled. So I am really appreciative of Northern and our partnership. Thanks!
Kyle | Stoltzfus Truck Brockerage Inc.
No missteps in communication or responsiveness whatsoever. Appreciate you and your team always 😊
Tiera | Load Planner
NRT commits to servicing its customers by delivering LTL orders each week on the same day from Turlock and Clackamas. NRT Operations and Jayme Cartia give prompt communication daily on the status of our orders.
Jarrod | Schreiber Foods
NRT’s website is a great, quick tool to have.
If I need to quickly confirm an appointment or check if a load has been picked-up or delivered, your website is always updated in a timely manner, and I can get that accurate information over to our customers.
Another positive, useful option is being able to receive copies of POD’s on completed loads. Overall, the website is very user-friendly and is a great tool to have.
Dan | C.H. Robinson
Northern Refrigerated checks all the boxes you want in a Shipper/Carrier relationship. Communication, dedication to service, and reliability are just some of the great qualities to expect when working with Northern Refrigerated!
I just wanted to let you know that I am very grateful to have Mario as my Unified driver. He always waits until I am ready for him even if there is Trucks before him. He is a great Worker and adjusts to any condition that is put in front of him. I feel like he is a big caring person and will not mind waiting.
Management | From everyone at Bevmo Store #145
Driver of the Year 2022 goes to these outstanding drivers:
Northern California Regional: Antonio Z.
Southern California Regional: Nicolas M.
Northern California Local: Darren P.
Southern California Local: Scott M.
Julie | US Cold
Tony | Project Juice
“Cultivating mutually beneficial partnerships by delivering value driven transportation services.”
Your Trusted Refrigerated Transport Company
“Service is the Difference”
This isn’t just our motto; this is why our business exists today. Northern Refrigerated was founded by my parents in 1947 under the name Northern Milk Lines. The operation began by hauling milk cans and tankers from small dairies to the creamery. It has grown into a 200 truck operation serving the 6 western states by staying true to our motto. We have remained a family oriented company and believe that our greatest asset is our people. We are in business to cultivate partnerships with our customers, believing that in doing this, both will be successful. ~ Rick Mello
- Cross Docking
- Lift Gate Delivery
- Overnight delivery
- Temperature Controlled Shipments
- Less Than Truckload Shipments (LTL)
- Truckload Shipments (TL)
- Freight Consolidation
- Pool Shipment Redistribution
- Supply Chain Management
- Dedicated Truck Leasing
- We are committed to service our customers to the best of our ability and encourage our customers’ participation for continuous improvement.
Ethics & Honesty
- Relationships with customers, employees, and vendors based on sound, ethical and honest business practices.
- The future of our companies is our employees. Their pride and commitment to the companies comes from the companies’ pride and commitment to them!
LTL Transit Times
Please use this tool if you have shipment and need to know what days NRT can pick it up and when it would deliver. Simply click the button above, follow the prompts and quickly see NRT’s transit schedule
Can I ship small orders without paying for the entire truck?
Yes! You can pay only for the pallet spaces you need by shipping LTL with us.
How long will my shipment take to deliver once it’s picked up?
We go to the same cities on the same days week after week so you can be assured you will get the quickest transit times possible. Click here for specific transit times https://northernrefrigerated.com/transit-locations/
Can I ship a pallet of ice cream as LTL?
Northern is one of the only LTL carriers that will handle ice cream. Please contact us to schedule your shipment.
How do you calculate your fuel surcharge?
Our FSC is based off the weekly diesel price per gallon listed for CA on the government website https://www.eia.gov/petroleum/gasdiesel/
If I ship a truckload, how many pallets can I fit in the trailer?
24 to 28 depending on the weight of the pallets/load
What is the maximum height of pallets that can fit in the trailers?
We recommend not exceeding 80” in total height
Is having the exact weight of freight necessary or can estimated weight work?
Yes. The rate you pay is based off of weight and miles so having the correct gross weight is critical
Can you guide me on scheduling my pickup?
Yes. You can contact your CSR or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will gladly help you.
How can I track my shipment?
Click https://northernrefrigerated.com/track-a-shipment/ to track a shipment. There are also tutorial videos on our website to help you navigate our online tools.
Can you deliver shipments on the same day?
Yes. To arrange this please discuss your needs with your CSR or salesperson