For decades, carriers have been subject to the Carmack Amendment’s exceptions and statutes that define liability. However, the surge in manufacturing and increasing presence of international shipping have changed the way shippers look at the Amendment.
In 1935, Congress passed legislation to help prevent carriers from being subject to unqualified cases of fraud and freight loss claims. Previously, carriers were held liable for any damage that occurred to a shipment while in their possession. However, this meant that carriers were on the financial hook even when damage was not their fault.
Freight claim loss is almost a taboo subject in modern shipping. No one wants to touch it, but it’s important to know which freight claim laws govern certain modes of transportations, allowing everyone to understand when and if a claim is appropriate. Let’s look at some of these freight claim laws and what they mean for freight transportation liability.
Everyone hates damage claims. They’re time consuming to process and nobody ever wins. Whether the cost is lost opportunity, actual product damage, squandered time or even just emotional frustration, there’s a cost for everyone.
Following up our announcement that we have negotiated lower cargo insurance costs and now offer a zero deductible for that cargo insurance, we thought we’d take a deeper look at freight insurance (also known as cargo insurance). Specifically, what is cargo insurance, and should shippers even request it. We also highly recommend that you read our post entitled “Freight Insurance vs.
Yesterday we published a blog post concerning the notification window changes made by the NMFC for concealed freight damage. It was the fastest to reach 200 views of any blog post on the Cerasis blog (200 views in 45 minutes).
As the world becomes hyperconnected, the demand for rapid response for concealed freight damage, general freight damage or missing items from shipments has changed. On April 18, 2015, the National Motor Freight Traffic Assocation® has amended the NMFC rules regarding the required time frames for reporting concealed freight damage.
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Cerasis put on a 75 minute webinar entitled, The “Knowledge is Power” Freight Claims Management Webinar on June 19th, 2014 at 10:30 AM CST. We had a great turnout with over 170 logistics managers, supply chain officers, and those in the transportation world registering and attending the webinar.
As a top freight management services and third party logistics company, Cerasis is well equipped with powerful knowledge on freight claims management to impart upon North American Shippers in this educational online webinar.