During these trying economical times, more carriers are resorting to unethical and deceptive business practices. Carriers are requesting in transit agreement modifications in which they are demanding payment after they pick up the load, but before delivering the freight.
Carriers are using such tactics as repeatedly calling the third party broker, the shipper, and the receiver demanding payment. These numerous, unwelcome interruptions are causing headaches for all parties involved.
At HG Logistics LLC, we are working to eliminate these problems by checking all our carriers for due diligence through are Carrier 411 service. Carrier 411 reports that brokers can make themselves less vulnerable to fraudulent practices by identifying suspect conditions such as:
- Similar Company Names
- Coinciding Telephone Numbers
- Multiple Business Registrations and Addresses
- Coexisting Business
This season do not be taken by an Ebenezer Scrooge. Make a list, check it twice; do your research would be HG Logiistics' advice.