What records need to be retained for FSMA by fleet operators, and for how long?
The records that fleet operators need to retain for FSMA compliance are those detailing the procedures, agreements, and training (required of carriers) related to practices implemented for the sanitary transportation of food. They must also keep records (spreadsheet or PDF) demonstrating they maintained the temperature conditions required by the shipper/receiver and, upon request, present the records to the shipper/receiver for all shipments.
These records need to be retained for a length of time dependent on the record type and when the activity covered took place, but for no more than 12 months.
How GPS Insight can help
GPS Insight uses temperature sensors that are installed into the trailer to give you real-time temperature data along each route of each load that is transported. These sensors are connected to trailer tracking devices, which will give you the ability to monitor your trailer utilization as well. Our software will also allow you to receive real-time alerts on temperature whether it falls below or rises above a certain temperature threshold that you select. We give you quality control tool needed for the goods you are transporting.