Damages Eating Into Your Freight Spend? Get Tips For Protecting Your Freight

Posted by Averitt Express on 2/1/13 10:27 AM

Averitt is proud to have a 99.6 percent claims-free incident rate, the best quality performance in the industry.

There are a few steps you can take to protect your freight even before it enters our care. Below are three tips to help give your shipment a quality start from the very beginning.

  • Learn the tools. Make sure you understand the containers and tools that will be used to move your shipment. For example, you need to know your carrier’s trailer specifications and the maximum weight capacity of its forklifts.

  • Pack wisely. Strengthening packaging isn’t just about using more lumber. It’s about using lumber wisely in your crates, skids and cartons.

  • Communicate clearly. It’s not enough to just package your shipment correctly. You should communicate clearly to your carrier how freight should be handled.

Topics: Shipping Tips

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