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.