Monthly Archives: June 2013

Monday, June 24, 2013

Legacy Protects Your Sensitive Products with Climate Control Trailers

Legacy has a fleet of specialized climate controlled trailers for temperature sensitive shipments. You can specify the temperature and humidity range to be maintained during the entire trip. These units are specially equipped to control and continuously monitor the climate inside the trailer.

These trailers are equipped with climate control units as well as electronic sensors inside the trailer to keep tabs on interior environmental conditions. These sensors monitor, record and document temperature and humidity readings, then communicate this data to a satellite every 15 minutes. This information is tracked at Legacy and also is available to the customer. The sensors have a built-in warning system that will send an email and a text message to a cell phone if the environmental conditions fall out of the specified range. The driver is immediately notified to make necessary corrections.

These specialized trailers are used for transporting items such as fine art, high value collectibles and sensitive medical, aerospace or other electronic equipment. They are also used for transporting fine wine collections. Recently Legacy transported a large fine wine collection where the temperature was maintained between 68 and 72 degrees during several days of transit…and mission accomplished!

Do you have a need for a climate controlled trailer? Legacy also offers climate controlled storage at our Chicago facility. Please contact your account rep for more info or contact us here. If you prefer, we can be reached at 800-827-0900.

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Monday, June 17, 2013


Legacy Transportation Services announced that it has hired John Otten to the new position of Vice President Business Development.

Mr. Otten joins Legacy from Allied Van Lines in Naperville, IL, where he held a range of positions over his 30-year career there, including Marketing Manager, Regional Sales Director, National Director Sales and Marketing, and Vice President of Sales.

According to John Migliozzi, President of Legacy, “John Otten brings considerable expertise in supply chain management solutions and transportation / logistics management for high value products, tradeshow and special event logistics, fine arts logistics and mobile exhibit marketing. John has been a friend of ours for many years and we are delighted to have him join our Legacy team. He will be a tremendous asset to our business and a valuable resource for our clients.”

In his new position at Legacy, Mr. Otten will be responsible for strategic planning, development and execution of customized client solutions, and corporate business development. He will be working from Legacy’s offices in Chicago, IL.

Mr. Otten has been active in the Exhibit Designers & Producers Association (EDPA), holding several key positions on the Board. As Convention Chair, he established the Convention and Supplier Showcase. He also served as their Treasurer, VP Industry programs, VP Association Programs; President Elect and as President in 2006.

An alumnus of the University of South Carolina, Mr. Otten holds a Bachelor’s degree in Public Administration and Political Science. He also attended Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management Executive Education program for Supply Chain Management – Strategy and Planning and Keller Graduate School of Management for marketing.

John Otten
Vice President Business Development
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