The Deceptive Illusion of Cargo Insurance - A Cautionary Note

Posted by Eric Lovitt on Feb 5, 2019 12:46:34 PM

Contrary to what many shippers assume—depending on the freight being transported— most motor carriers are not required by law to have cargo insurance coverage. Even when a motor carrier is covered, shippers may be surprised to learn that there is a significant list of specific commodities excluded from a standard cargo insurance policy and equally surprised to learn that there are also situational circumstances in which these policy coverages may also be denied. Depending on the specific arrangement with each carrier and the nature of the services being offered, there may be release rates further limiting the carriers liability for damage or loss related to the movement of their freight.

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Topics: Visibility, Carrier, Insurance, Scams, authority

New to Freight? Your Top Freight Questions Answered

Posted by The Emerge Editorial Staff on Feb 5, 2019 12:41:35 PM


  1. What’s the difference between LTL and FTL?
    Typically LTL (Less Than Truckload) shipments range from 150-10,000 lbs. taking up no more than 10-12 linear feet of deck space, while FTL (Full Truckload) shipments can scale significantly more weight and will usually take up most, if not all, of the deck space of a standard trailer . (53 feet, 45,000 lbs).
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Topics: Freight, Visibility, Efficiency, Transportation Management System, Marketplace, Carrier

What is a Private Freight Marketplace?

Posted by The Emerge Editorial Staff on Oct 10, 2018 4:46:25 PM

What Is a Private Freight Marketplace?

A private freight marketplace differs from a traditional freight marketplace in that it is specifically designed for managing and delegating shipments within a shipper’s exclusive carrier network. Shipping managers and logistics professional can also utilize a private freight marketplace to manage their overflow. In this case, when a carrier from the shipper’s route guide or controlled sequential tendering (CST) isn’t available to cover the load, the shipper would then have the option to post the load to a network of new verified carriers provided by the platform.

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Topics: Visibility, Efficiency, Business, Customer Success, Marketplace

7 Reasons to Replace Email with Collaboration Software

Posted by The Emerge Editorial Staff on Jan 11, 2018 6:49:29 PM

You should replace email with collaboration software. Email is out and social collaborative software is taking its place.

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Topics: Visibility, Communication, Efficiency, news

Going Visual: Trucking Joins the 21st Century

Posted by The Emerge Editorial Staff on Jan 11, 2018 6:03:09 PM

Nowadays, everything is “on a map.” From ordering groceries or dinner, to ordering an Uber to get around town, our day-to-day activities are being streamlined to not only make almost any task convenient, but to provide peace of mind through visibility. One of the most stubborn industries out there, when it comes to change, is logistics. Whiteboards, fax machines and flip phones are still industry tools that are being used to manage freight, when so many technological options are available.

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Topics: Visibility

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