Roadside Inspection Blitz Impact on Shippers

Roadside Inspection Blitz Impact on Shippers

For the past 30 years during the month of June, the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) has been conducting a blitz of roadside inspections on commercial motor vehicles to ensure safe operation. This year, the blitz is set for June 5-7. During these 72 hours, an average of 17 trucks and buses will be inspected every minute across North America.  In prior years, we’ve seen tighter capacity and rate increases up to 30%.

About Freight Class Calculators

About Freight Class Calculators

FREIGHT CLASS CALCULATORS

  Determining a freight class is not always a simple task. Unfortunately, there is nor an easy or foolproof way to find the correct freight class.  Sure, you can find a freight class calculator on almost every freight shipping website, but each one of them comes with a small disclaimer, “freight class determined is estimated”.  The reality is, freight class calculators are too basic to determine the correct class per the commodity being shipped and can easily lead to countless re-bills due to re-classing by the LTL carrier.

Packing and Determining Freight Class

Packing and Determining Freight Class

Every business owner knows the hassle of damaged products in freight shipments, but did you know that you can also incur extra charges for incorrectly classing a shipment? Whether you are a veteran of freight shipping or a growing business that is starting to ship freight, these difficulties can be hard to address. One mistake in your freight shipment planning can cost your company hundreds or thousands of dollars.