The aim of the study was to determine the effect of season on dead on arrival rate and meat quality characteristics of broiler chicken in commercial transport and slaughter conditions. The study was performed on the broiler chickens reared under similar commercial conditions from 12 different flocks (4 seasons x 3 replicates). Transportation distance was approximately 80 km and duration was 2 h per transport. Meat samples were taken on April, July, October, and December for spring, summer, autumn and winter seasons, respectively during 2018. Broilers in trucks were waited in holding barn for 1 h and the numbers of dead on arrival (DOA) were recorded per transport.