Online service provides tools to reduce carrier risk

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Tucker Consulting Inc. announced the launch of, an online service designed to provide shippers and logistics providers with tools to help manage risk, and improve safety and security when using motor carriers.

“This new service provides simple, streamlined and effective tools to help subscribers reduce risk due to service failures, cargo loss and damage, and legal liability,” says Jeff Tucker, chief executive officer of Tucker Consulting. “The mission of is to help shippers minimize risk, while maximizing carrier and customer goodwill, productivity and profitability.”

Tucker Consulting says aspects of the service include the following:
• USDOT data reporting: Track real-time U.S. Department of Transportation safety data on carriers, monitor trends, customize reports and view carriers who are improving, declining or maintaining performance on government measures for compliance and safety;
• Document management: Maintain in a secure environment and view, download and print critical carrier documents such as insurance certificates, hazmat permits, carrier contracts and others;
• Document and message distribution: Distribute to carriers documents and messages such as security and loss prevention bulletins, freight handling procedures, product-line Standards of Care, emergency notifications and others;
• Standards of care: Sometimes also known as contract requirements, terms and conditions, carrier assessment checklists and others; and
Audits and verifications: Audit inspectors help shippers via onsite verification of carriers’ performance and compliance with procedures, expectations, industry best practices and applicable laws and regulations.