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Fall can be a great time of year with changing colors and mild temperatures. Many people love the fall because one is unlikely to see the high temperatures of August or the frigid temperatures of December. However in reality, the fall season can be unpredictable with large swings in temperature in a short period of time or within relatively short geographic distances.
The record low October temperature in Minneapolis Minnesota was 10 degrees F and the record high was 90 degrees F. Those temperatures are extremes, but it does demonstrate that anything goes weather wise in a Midwest fall. If your product can be damaged at or below freezing temperatures, then you should be looking at alternatives and options. One day you could ship product in 60 degree F weather and 2 days later it could be 10 degrees.
There are options that you can consider if you are worried about temperatures. Both Fed Ex and UPS have a controlled temperature shipping option. This option works for protection against both warm temperatures and cold temperatures. One can also ship product in temperature controlled trailers.
Anytime you ship a product that is temperature sensitive one needs to consider the following even if one is using some sort of temperature controlled shipment program.
Packnet has been involved in a number of situations where the customer had to carefully monitor temperatures and humidity with the agreement that if the environment exceeded the desired threshold, the product had to be uncrated, and totally inspected and tested before final delivery.