Review of carrier safety ratings on a regular basis is one criteria when considering the addition of a new carrier.
You can go to the Motor Carrier Safety Rating System, www.ai.fmcsa.gov and look up any carrier’s safety rating on line.
Good rule of thumb to use, any carrier that has BASICS (Behavior Analysis and Safety Improvement Categories) ratings over 70.0 is a risk, especially the Vehicle Maintenance rating.
If you don’t know how to get started to assess carrier safety ratings – please contact your logistics solutions provider for assistance.
Follow this tip and you’ll manage your risk better when shipping your products or equipment.