Tag: cargo insurance

Seven Things People Get Wrong About Cargo Insurance

There are things people incorrectly believe about cargo insurance. Regrettably, for a product so many businesses use, there is little training and education given to procure and use it. In this article, I am going to single out the misconceptions I have seen most often over the years. Cargo insurance insures everything to do with… Read More

Yearly cargo insurance policy or per shipment? That is the question.

One of the questions I am often asked by small to medium-sized importers/exporters is, “Should I use a yearly cargo insurance policy or per-shipment policy for my cargo insurance?” My answer is always a definite, ‘that depends.’ While volume plays a large role in whether a yearly policy or per shipment insurance is the right… Read More

Cargo Insurance for Sale

Just one decade ago the number of organizations selling cargo insurance to freight owners for their cargo transported was a fraction of the number today. Back in those heady days, TJO Cargo was on page one for the search term ‘cargo insurance,’ and I knew many of my competitors, this is not the case today…. Read More

Transportation in the year 2000 versus today.

Long long ago in a time unrecognizable to many of us, before iPhones, Twitter, Wifi, and even the ongoing Kardashian drama, cargo moved, and supply chains existed, but it was very different than today. While dinosaurs did not quite pull containers to and from the port, they may have well have been when compared to today’s… Read More

LTL Carriers and TMS Providers Expand Services

The future looks pretty bright for the LTL industry. With the bolstering economy, expanding E-commerce, and tight truckload capacity, all indicators point up for the LTL industry. As Adam Satterfield, CFO at Old Dominion Freight Lines, was quoted in a recent Transport Topics article, “There is going to be a continuation of the long-term shift within supply… Read More

Switching to LTL Transport? Read This First.

Many shippers have borderline shipments that could be transported LTL although the option of truckload is often cheaper and quicker. Now that truckload capacity is tight with little relief in sight, LTL is becoming more attractive as an option for some shippers. There are a couple of things shippers switching from truckload to LTL must keep in… Read More

Why some shippers don’t want cargo insurance.

What does the article picture have to do with cargo insurance? Nothing at all. It’s a photo of the vintage Airstream motorhome I wanted to buy to pair with my 1976 VW Bus. I wanted you to see how cool it was. There would be nothing better than heading to a festival towing a 1976… Read More