In an effort to help our customers with their freight shipping needs, Freightquote is publishing freight shipping tips.
Shipments picking up or delivering to ports can have a number of special requirements. When booking these shipments with Freightquote, or any other freight broker, make sure to provide your account representative with any reference numbers, delivery orders, or other paperwork that the driver may require. This will allow Freightquote to provide the carrier with specific shipment information and the appropriate documents necessary.
Your account representative at Freightquote can help you avoid attempted pickup, re-delivery, and even storage fees simply by double checking these potential needs on port shipments.
If you have questions regarding a freight shipment, please email email@example.com.
In an effort to help our customers with their freight shipping needs, Freightquote.com will begin publishing freight shipping tips.
Cubic Capacity Violation: A Cubic Capacity Violation occurs when a shipment’s size exceeds the limitations listed on the BOL for a shipment.
Carriers work to optimize the freight they put in their LTL trucks to maximize their service ability and profits. Carrier tariffs communicate the freight dimensions (length, width, height and weight) a carrier prefers to maximize the space in their trucks. The specifics, or tariff, for each carrier is loaded into the Freightquote.com website and, as long as accurate dimensions and weights are entered at the time of booking, Freightquote.com will pull accurate quotes for the specific shipment.
When a large shipment does not pull a quote on Freightquote.com, it is because the shipment exceeds the cubic capacity limitations. In these instances a volume quote is necessary in order to have the carrier transport the freight. Obtaining a volume quote is the way to negotiate a one-time rate with a carrier for a larger capacity shipment.
A Cubic Capacity Violation occurs if the dimensions of the shipment exceed the carrier’s tariff or the volume quote negotiated. This violation will result in costly adjustments for the shipper.
It is very important for shippers to have accurate weights and dimensions for their freight shipment to ensure a Cubic Capacity Violation is not incurred. This will reduce adjustments for the shipper and complaints with Freightquote.com and freight carriers.
For more information on avoiding adjustments, visit the How To Ship information on Freightquote.com.
If you have any questions regarding a freight shipment, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
In an effort to help our customers with their freight shipping needs, Freightquote will begin publishing freight shipping tips.
Freightquote customers often ask if they should accept or refuse freight that arrives to them damaged. Refusing a freight shipment is not the same as noting damage on a shipment. As a rule, carriers will not pay freight claims while the freight is in their possession. Likewise, if freight is not claimed by either the shipper or the consignee it becomes the carrier’s possession.
Refusing a shipment is not in the best interest of the shipper or the consignee. If a shipment arrives damaged, the consignee should note all the damages on the delivery receipt when accepting the shipment. Once the damages have been noted, contact Freightquote and they will start the claims process with the carrier.
It is important to note all damages to any shipment received on the delivery receipt. Damages can also be documented with pictures. This process will expedite the claims process with Freightquote and the carrier.
If you have any questions regarding a freight shipment, please email email@example.com.