Why Carrier Vetting Is Important and 5 Resources To Ensure Reliability

Why should carrier vetting matter to you as a shipper? Simply put, your freight is always at risk while in transit, no matter who’s moving it. What you need to make sure of is this: has your carrier or broker done all they can to ensure your freight is in the best position to arrive on time and intact? As capacity tightens in the industry, some carriers will be tempted to cut corners or operate below advisable standards in order to satisfy demand. This is a dangerous situation and one that a robust vetting process can help to avoid. Bottom-line, your carriers should care about your cargo just as much as you and be effectively equipped to haul it. Here are five carrier vetting factors your broker should be looking at to pick the best carriers from the rest.

The Importance of the Cold Chain: 5 product types needing temperature controlled transportation

When you hear about temperature-controlled freight the first thing you probably think of is perishable food and dairy products. However, food is just the tip of the iceberg (or iceberg lettuce?) when it comes to types of cargo requiring temperature-controlled protection. Here are six different varieties of freight needing to move through a cold chain.

5 Ways a Cold Chain is different from a typical Supply Chain (Temperature Controlled Transportation)

Most people in Logistics are familiar with a supply chain. But the term “cold chain” and what it represents is much less understood in the industry. If one had to guess at its definition you might say it’s a supply chain that uses temperature controlled equipment. Though this definition would be partially correct, it falls way short of capturing all the complexities of a cold chain. In an attempt to shed some light on what comprises a cold chain, here are 5 ways it differs from a typical supply chain.

6 Factors to Consider When Deciding Which Logistics Company to Work With

Supply Chain Logistics can be a crowded industry. With so many roles and players it can be difficult to know which logistics company is good fit for your company. The companies you align your Supply Chain with can be some of the most important decisions you make. These are the people you will trust with your product, who will be an extension of your brand, and in many cases, have a direct impact on your customers. Here are six important factors you should consider when deciding which Logistics companies to team up with.

5 Ways The Food Safety Modernization Act has Transformed the Shipping Industry

The FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) was signed into law by former President Obama on January 4, 2011. At the time this act represented the most sweeping reform of our food safety laws in more than 70 years. Its aim is to ensure the safety of the U.S. food supply by shifting the focus from responding to contamination to preventing it.

The FSMA’s proactive approach to food safety introduced a far-reaching impact on all levels of the food supply chain. Listed below are the top five ways that FSMA has transformed the shipping industry since being enacted.