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Refrigerated Freight: Best Practices to Protect Yourself

Refrigerated Freight: Best Practices to Protect Yourself

Refrigerated Freight Best Practices

We are in the midst of summer. The transportation of refrigerated freight is at its prime. Everyone wants their fresh summer produce, meat for the grill, and ice cream to cool off on a hot and humid day. Being in the cargo risk management business for 23 years and a driver prior, I have pretty much seen everything that can happen to carriers if the proper steps are not in place to protect your refrigerated freight. The consequences for the carrier are not cheap.
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- Owner, Flemming Cargo Securement

How Proactive Are You About Cargo Claims?

How Proactive Are You About Cargo Claims?

Proactive Claims

We’ve never had a cargo claim. We’re careful and my employees are highly trained. Cargo claims won’t happen to me. Does this sound like you? Contrary to your positive thinking, industry benchmarking says cargo claims will likely happen to you. According to the American Trucking Association, in the truckload environment, benchmarking data indicates that most carriers will have a claim on 1 out of every 125 to 200 loads they move. The claim could be for a single damaged carton to an entire trailer theft.
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- Risk Manager, C.H. Robinson

How to Mitigate Cargo Theft

How to Mitigate Cargo Theft

Cargo Theft

Cargo theft in the United States continues to create challenges for our nation’s supply chain. No one is immune to the impact of cargo theft. Although insurance companies carry a majority of the risk, we all stand to lose when cargo is removed from legitimate supply chains.
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- Vice President of Business Development, CargoNet

Where is Your Cargo at Risk

transportation theft

Editor’s Note: Earlier this year, Christopher McLoughlin contributed a blog post for Transportfolio®. We’re sharing his original post here because cargo theft is an ongoing issue in the transportation industry. Please share your thoughts and read the blog post, Where is your Cargo at Risk?

Cargo theft and security are topics that keep coming up in transportation conversations. The commodities most at risk and tips to reduce your risk of theft are subjects that have already been discussed here. The recently released white paper brief, Current Cargo Theft Trends, provides information about cargo theft at a high level. Using that information and further research, we’ll take a closer look at the locations where your cargo is vulnerable to attack.
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- Risk Manager, C.H. Robinson

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