It was time for the Monday morning meeting with the operations team, and I, as the Florida field operations head of one of the biggest perishable goods transportation companies in the US, was eager for the updates from my team. If you live in Florida and shop at any of the popular grocery store chains, favorable odds are that our semi-tractor trailers would have transported the fruits and vegetables you are currently buying!
As you may well be aware, transporting perishable goods, especially edible products is no joke and we would have to maintain an exemplary level of cleanliness and temperature control to make sure you get the healthy farm fresh produce you deserve. That is why we depend on KleenTeem’s KleenSafe program to get our trailers certified clean!
We manage to schedule at least 150 of our trailers per week at our terminals for systematic disinfection and viral remediation and this Monday morning meeting is to review the comprehensive checklist and well documented procedures by KleenTeem to do just that.
One thing we can always be sure of is how thoroughly KleenTeem identifies the multiple touchpoints in the vehicle that need to be cleaned and disinfected, in addition to vetting each cab completely, especially with the challenge of cross-contamination, what with the travel around the country, the constant changing of drivers and the nature of the cargo itself! Again, that is where the efficiency of the KleenSafe program comes in.
Speaking of efficiency, the absolute importance of updated equipment such as the electrostatic sprayers used by KleenTeem cannot be overstated here! With these, we can be absolutely sure that not a single nook or cranny of our trucks escapes the effect of KleenTeem’s non-toxic, food-safe, EPA registered disinfectant which mechanically kills harmful viruses and bacteria without the use of any harsh chemicals whatsoever.
The first steps KleenTeem took at the very beginning of our engagement were:
- To perform a detailed study of the movement of the fleet and to come up with the arrival/departure forecast.
- To plan efficient disinfection service timelines and to minimize downtime as much as possible, taking into account that each trailer had to be disinfected at least once every week.
After having done that, the decontamination procedure for each trailer was drawn out as follows:
- A pre-DVR diagnostic test to be done on the selected high touch-points
- Meticulous light -duty cleaning and wipe- down of surfaces to remove dust and loose debris.
- Disinfection and viral remediation with KleenTeem’s ultimate surface protectant which is
- pH Neutral
- completely free of any volatile organic compounds (VOCs)
- A post-DVR diagnostic test to be conducted on the previously tested high-touch surfaces using the EnSURE Touch UltraSnap Surface ATP Test System.
We certainly have to give due credit to KleenTeem for their well trained, uniformed and badged cleaning crew who carried out all the steps exactly as listed and our office was absolutely thrilled with the results!
Our firm is well aware that this cannot be a one-time procedure and that a planned cleaning schedule is essential to maintain the safety levels. And KleenTeem gave us an economic and effective recurring disinfection service package in the form of a customized F-SAP program. The F-SAP program makes safety possible with an intelligent model of testing and reapplication of disinfectants based on the test results and completely removes the element of randomness!
All in all, KleenTeem’s KleenSafe and F-SAP programs save us not only tonnes of money, time and effort, but also deliver the assurance of safety with the data-driven test reports. Why don’t you call KleenTeem at 866-324-2500 or visit www.kleenteem.com and see how your company can attain the best safety standards possible at an affordable cost too?