Category: Misc.

Can this article save a shipper or 3PL $6.2 million? Maybe so.

Truck capacity continues to tighten in the USA, and there isn’t any significant relief coming anytime soon. The capacity issue has a few contributors such as growing freight volume and the ELD mandate, but no contributor to the capacity shortage has more impact than the good old fashioned driver shortage. There are various reasons for the… Read More

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