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Carmack Amendment on the Liability of Carriers Who Provide Warehousing Services

Carmack Amendment on the Liability of Carriers Who Provide Warehousing Services

The Carmack Amendment establishes the liability of a carrier for damages or loss of goods incurred during transportation. The Act also defines transportation as services related to the movement of goods including making arrangements for their receipt, and storage. A carrier who offers warehousing

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3 Tips for Reducing Transportation Risk When Choosing a Freight Broker

Freight Broker

Your risk increases substantially as you add-on carriers. Risk can vary from something mild like a slight logistic setback to a costly financial mistake. As a result, it is important to reduce transportation risk as much as possible. One of the simplest ways to do this is by choosing the right broker. Here are a few tips that you can use to help you make your next broker selection. Make Sure Your Broker has Contingent Cargo Insurance Even though brokers do not phys

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The New Tesla Semi Truck

TESLA SEMI ANNOUNCEMENT Tesla has announced a new vehicle in development: the Tesla Semi. If it meets expectations, the all-electric truck is poised to change the nature of not just trucking, but commercial transport as a whole. Morgan Stanley's Adam Jonas, an analyst with a history of covering Tesla's products and market footprint, called it "the biggest catalyst in trucking in decades". Some of the expectations for the Semi are in line with how Tesla cars vary from gas-powered personal v

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Carmack Amendment Elevates Importance Of Bill Of Lading

How Carmack Amendment makes Bill of Lading more important than ever

If a carrier is sued for damage to or loss of cargo, what laws are being used as the basis of the claim? The Carmack Amendment is the most common uniform code of law regulating the freight industry that is applied in liability cases involving breach of contract, fraud, and negligence. The Most Important Document: The majority of claims raise issue with one particular exemption of liability, an act of the shipp

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Freight Brokers: The Importance of Choosing a Qualified Carrier

Freight Broker

There are numerous citings proving the extreme importance of choosing a qualified carrier. In addition, making sure that the “qualified carrier” does not then broker the shipment out to another driver who may not be qualified falls under a broker's responsibilities as well. As many of you are aware, fines can be astronomical and may result in loss of authority. Here are just a few of the cases that have been settled. Read More
The Digital Freight Broker

Freight Broker in the Digital World

The freight brokering industry has been around for many years. New brokering companies come and go ,and not much changes in the industry. Freight brokers are the link between the shipper and the carrier. However, digital freight broker companies, such as Uber and Power2Ship, are revolutionizing the industry. Digital freight brokering, otherwise known as digital freight matching (DFM), is not an entirely new concept. Power2Ship has been using this

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5 Current Trends in the Third Party Logistics Industry

Third Party Logistics

The success of a third party logistics company hinges upon its ability to respond quickly and reliably to changing customer demands. From paperless platforms to just-in-time services for e-commerce companies, logistics providers have evolved to meet the specific needs of customers faster than ever. Below are the top five technology trends to watch in the logistics industry. 1) Paperless platforms. Logistics companies are more efficient and environmentally-focus

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FMCSA Says ELD Is Here To Stay

FMCSA (Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration) and the Electronic Logging Device (ELD)

The passage of the electronic logging device (ELD) mandate was thought to possibly be rolled back by President Trump's de-regulation efforts. The mandate was pending, its expected effects still being studied by Congressional committee. But, perhaps the refusal of the Supreme Court to hear a challenge to the mandate sh

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The Future of Self-Driving Trucks for Cargo Delivery

Self driving truck for cargo delivery

Self-driving cars are ubiquitous in the news lately, though you don't hear enough about the future of self-driving trucks. It's not that it's not happening, because we're seeing a lot of experiments with them now. One of the most recent tests is through Daimler and a semi-autonomous freight truck. This new truck is on a fast-track

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Excess Cargo Insurance, an Added Measure of Protection

Excess Cargo Insurance, an Added Measure of Protection

Cargo theft is a daily concern that affects all avenues of the shipping industry. It's a multi-billion-dollar criminal industry that threatens the US economy and our national security. And, adding injury to insult, the exorbitant costs to industries is, by necessity, passed on to consumers. The result is higher prices for just about everything, and a huge gouge out of every citizen’s financial budget, excess cargo insurance is an

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