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.