Motor Carrier Due Diligence
Motor carrier safety is a cause for concern for many shippers and reasonably so. The freight that you are shipping is the heart of your business, and you need to ensure its safe arrival. We understand this fully, and that is why we keep up to date records on all of the carriers that we use so that you can be assured that your freight is being moved by quality carriers.
MC (Motor Carrier) Number
We regularly check to make sure that MC numbers are still registered and valid. Freight is not moved without up to date paperwork and insurance certificates.
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) evaluates interstate commercial vehicles and gives them a safety rating. This rating is based on drivers’ hours of service, inspection and maintenance schedules, driver qualifications, number of accidents, and other factors related to transportation safety. Then the carrier is determined to be satisfactory, conditional, or unsatisfactory. We only use carriers that have a satisfactory rating.
It is necessary that the carriers that we work with have sufficient and up to date insurance coverage. We always verify that their COI (certificate of insurance) is current.
Types of Freight
We have an understanding of your particular product, and we are knowledgeable each carriers’ specialties that way we can choose carriers that are familiar with your type of freight and have a good track record in delivering that type of freight safely and efficiently.
Verify their Authority
The motor carrier authority states what types of freight that carrier is authorized to handle, and it may also restrict ability to travel interstate. Therefore, it is important to make sure that the carrier we are choosing can meet the needs of your freight.