CarrierLists Publications

Leads. Leads. Leads.

Posted by Kevin Hill on

It's all about leads, leads, leads, isn't it?  Whether you're a new freight broker starting out, or have an established book of business you can never have too many leads.  One of the best resources we've found outside of LinkedIn is the Industrial Quick Search Directory (IQS).  The IQS compiles and links to all the different industrial and manufacturing associations in North America.  This includes associations for companies manufacturing, conveyors, fabricated steel, auto parts, heating units, pumps, etc., etc., etc.  And of course our favorite email hunting tool at CarrierLists is Hunter.  The stalking tool to find anyone's business email address.  Everyone...

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Hazmat Resources

Posted by Kevin Hill on

We gathered all hazmat links we've sent out previously into one easy location.  The first two links are handy references for any and all of your hazmat loads.  Both of these Fed guides have saved us more than once with placards and classifications.   FMCSA Hazmat Placard Guide - Easy to use 4 page PDF with class descriptions and images of the placards needed.PHMSA List of Hazardous Materials Descriptions - this list is in Excel so you can easily search specific materials quickly.The links below are for your international moves into or out of Mexico and/or Canada.  These loads can get complicated…it only takes a tiny...

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The Top 3 Mistakes 3PLs Make When Working on a Claim

Posted by Kevin Hill on

The first step in correcting your mistakes is to identify what you are doing wrong.  That's why this article is so important.  I think we can all relate to the top 3 mistakes of working cargo claims.   1. Relying too heavily upon the carrier. The first step most 3PLs will take when they are advised of a claim is report it to the carrier and ask them to take care of it. Most of the time you don’t know these people, and you do not know how reliable they are. Yet you are willing to risk the goodwill you have with...

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How Will This Cargo Claim Affect Us?

Posted by Kevin Hill on

I'd like to share an excellent article from Mike Bush, AKA - "The Claims Guy".  Or if you played pool with him in Vegas at the TIA conference, you might know him as "The Pool Shark."  He is an independent claims agent specializing in helping 3PLs navigate complicated claims issue.  In short, you just hire Mike at a fraction of what it will cost you to either work a claim or pay it off.  Some of the highlights include:  What the heck is vicarious liability? What happens when my carrier doesn’t cooperate? If I have contingent insurance, then why are...

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2017 CarrierLists Freight Outlook Survey Results

Posted by Kena Amoah on

We recently polled carriers in the United States and wanted to share the results of our CarrierLists' Freight Outlook survey for the 2nd half of 2017.  One of the most interesting findings is, even with expectations for an uptick in freight volumes and rates, trucking companies still believe diesel prices will remain relatively flat compared with 2016.Key findings include: 59% of respondents said freight volumes in the first half of 2017 beat their expectations.  Line haul rates, though, dragged freight volumes in the 1st half;  62% said rates were in line or just above expectations.   Over 90% expect the second half of...

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