Freight Liability Definition
Carriers are essentially responsible for clients' cargo and are liable for any damage or loss incurred during the transition. Well, this is true, apart from when freight damage is due to the acts of God, the shipper, or the nature of the freight being shipped. All the same, a carrier not liable for any damage until a prima facie has been established. In this case, a shipper needs to provide the following set of documents:
Common Risks in Transport and Logistics
How to Manage Shipping Risks
Do All Necessary Due Diligence Before Engaging a Carrier
Thoroughly scrutinize your prospective carrier and find out exactly how long they have been in business. Is their equipment and distribution facility well maintained and up to standards? Are their personnel trained and experienced? Analyze their relationship with other freight carriers and forwarders and ensure that they maintain good business partnerships.
Make Your Communications Clear and Timely
Efficient communication is an integral part of risk management. Be sure to communicate with your carrier and provide specific details on particular terminals to deliver freight. Also, maintain proper communication with the emergency team, especially when hauling hazardous items, and ensure your insurance company has the correct freight details.
Shipping Risks Continued
Have All the Required Documents at Hand
When moving freight locally or internationally, it is essential that you understand which documents are required and how to access them. Ensure that these documents contain relevant and accurate information to prevent inaccuracies that might lead to significant delays. Some of these documents include:
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Meet The Team
Here are just a few leading team memebers out of 80+ Specialists.
Eddie L. Arevalo’s real world on-the-road experience has helped him catapult to the top of our sales force. Add to that his spotless customer service track record and you have the perfect combination to help transport your investment to its next destination.Eddie Arevalo Branch Manager
Jacob Mingledorff has been in the logistics industry for over 10 years and is well versed on DOT regulations, oversize and super sized loads throughout the country. This wealth of knowledge has helped customers avoid serious issues on the road along with saving the client hundreds and even thousands of dollars.Jacob Mingledorff Logistics Coordinator
Our Logistics Manager, Milos Visnijic, has excelled in every position and has always demonstrated the highest level of customer support to all of his clients. With over 10 years of experience in the logistics field, there’s nothing Milos has not seen and has not been able to overcome.Milos Visnjic Senior Logistics Specialist
Stephen Ladd has been with NTS and Heavy Haulers for over four (4) years with thousands of successfully completed deliveries and satisfied customers. Stephen has a business degree and certified in computer technology. Stephen has been praised by his customers for delivering on his promises along with offering top notch customer service, especially when working on time sensitive orders.Stephen Ladd Logistics Coordinator
Chris Kyle has been a logistics coordinator with Nationwide Transport Services since 2014 and is the branch manager of our Cape Coral, FL office. Chris specializes in moving all types of freight, both legal and over dimensional; as well as construction / agricultural equipment and personal automobiles.Chris Kyle Cape Coral, FL Branch Manager
Sam Duncan is proof that one can love coming in to work! Sam always comes in to the office with the positive energy required to get the job done and he’s never too busy to take or return a phone call to ensure customer satisfaction. Native Floridian that grew up in Miami so he's used to the fast pace hussle.Sam Duncan WPB, FL Branch Manager