Online freight exchange uShip is integrating the SaferWatch carrier compliance and risk management software across its shipping marketplace, including uShip PRO, its commercial freight platform. When combined with uShip’s scoring and performance system, the partnership gives freight brokers, 3PLs, and business shippers a comprehensive and publicly available view of carrier authority, compliance monitoring, and real-time service history.
Each carrier profile on uShip links to federal government sites such as the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) Safety and Fitness Electronic Records (SAFER) System, so freight brokers and shippers can verify credentials of potential carriers.
Through its carrier database, SaferWatch enables broker and shipper’s due diligence and carrier qualification decisions to be based on current FMCSA safety, insurance, authority, and trending records, helping to better manage and reduce risk.
Using uShip’s rating and reviews system, where nearly 450,000 pieces of feedback have been logged, freight brokers and shippers can quickly assess a carrier’s track record. This is achieved through a single feedback score, positive/neutral/negative ratings, cancellation history, as well as ratings for communication, care of goods, punctuality, and services-as-described.
Brokers and shippers evaluating potential transporters will now see the “SaferWatch Monitored” badge on uShip profiles for service providers that have registered their MC number and are being actively monitored. Behind the badge, the interface allows for easy access to carriers’ authority, and Bodily Injury and Property Damage (BIPD) insurance information from the FMCSA.
In summer 2013, uShip will begin enabling the use of CertData, SaferWatch’s new Certificate of Insurance Module. CertData shows detailed policy summaries for cargo, auto, general, and worker compensation insurance policies from a carrier’s Certificate of Insurance issued directly by the carrier’s insurance agent. uShip PRO customers will be able to request, review, and print certificates on demand.
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