Category: Misc.

Catching Up with the Tesla Electric Semi Truck

I like Tesla. While not everything is perfect in the Tesla world, the vision and objectives are impressive, and the cars are cool. Not only is Tesla bringing their best to the table, but they are also making all other automobile manufacturers up their game. It was only when Elon Musk announced Tesla’s intent to dive into the… Read More

Little White Lies and Danger at Sea

There is an old saying suggesting a little white lie won’t hurt anything. It’s an old saying, but not a correct one. If I ask you to pick up a bag of cheese danish (my personal favorite) to bring to me, you would be angry if the bakery gave you a bag of rattlesnakes instead, wouldn’t you? You… Read More

What to Do If Your Freight is Lost

Lost Freight

Do you have freight that was lost during shipping? If so, it’s important for you to act quickly in order to get reimbursed for it. Take a look at the steps you should take in order to deal with lost freight. Contact your shipping company to inquire about the lost freight. Before you start freaking… Read More

Types of Cargo Insurance

Cargo Insurance

Does your business specialize in shipping items domestically or internationally? If so, you should have a cargo insurance policy in place to protect your shipments in the event they are ever damaged or lost. Cargo insurance can give you coverage from everything from minor accidents to natural disasters and even acts of war. There are… Read More

How many containers are lost at sea and what happens to them?

Cargo insurance folks like me, and those quoting us, cite the number 10,000 containers a year are lost overboard from ocean going container ships. Of course we would. We sell cargo insurance for ocean, ground, and air cargo shipments. It is in our best interests to present the highest number named out there for container losses at sea…. Read More

Automated Truck Brokerages Soon a Reality?

I love freight brokers. I didn’t fully appreciate the role of good domestic freight brokers until I started working for one in the late 1990’s. It was then I realized shippers and truckers played a continuous game similar to ‘Marco Polo’. If you are not familiar, Marco Polo is a children’s game typically played in a swimming pool… Read More

ELD Fallout for 2018

The front door of my home has locks on it. The locks are not there to protect me from 95% of the people who would never dream of walking through my front door with ill intentions. The locks are there with the small fraction in mind that would walk through my front door with less than honorable… Read More