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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

Memorial Day: Veterans in the Driver’s Seat

Memorial Day: Veterans in the Driver’s Seat

Memorial Day

The official kick off to summer is here, Memorial Day weekend is upon us once again. Most importantly, it is a day to honor the men and women who have died while serving in the United States Armed Forces. Thanks to veterans—both living and deceased—you and I can live our lives in a free country. Being in transportation for 25 years, I love seeing how this industry recruits and hires veterans—especially trucking companies. Some of the larger trucking companies even have a separate section on their websites to recruit military personnel.
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- Director of Capacity Development- C.H. Robinson

Bulk Transportation: A Carrier’s Perspective

Bulk Transportation: A Carrier’s Perspective

Bulk Chemical

Bulk transportation is a complex business. Like the rest of the trucking industry, bulk transportation has similar pain points like driver shortage and changing regulations. In addition, these carriers also have another set of standards to meet to ensure safe transit of the chemicals they haul. For a closer look at a bulk carrier’s operation, I interviewed Terry Rodery, vice president of Gulf Coast Operations, from Altom Transport to learn more about their business and how bulk transportation varies from other over the road businesses.
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- Senior Sales Executive -C.H. Robinson

Replacing Freight: One Company’s Approach

Replacing Freight: One Company’s Approach

Replacing Freight

We at Super Service, LLC have a disciplined process to both assess our poorest performing freight and take action to fix it or trade it out. We strive to improve the per truck revenue each week. Only so much of that goal can be reached from pure price increases—even in the present unprecedented market. Much of the improvement needs to come from replacing freight— trading out and trading up.
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- Vice President, Super Service, LLC

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