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Produce Pointers: Inspections must be timely

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The Solution: Call for a government inspection as soon as possible.

The problem with reefer downloads

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In many cases the reefer download doesn’t tell us whether the carrier properly controlled air temperatures in transit. We'll look at what a reefer download tells us, and just as importantly, what a reefer download does not tell us.

Perfect downloads, warm pulps, and restricted access

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No two carrier claims are identical, but there are recurring themes. For example, when presented with a warm temperature report from a portable recorder, carriers find themselves in an unfavorable position.

Produce Pointers: Negative returns

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The Problem: Negative return from price-after-sale (PAS) transaction.

Beware of Technical Traders: A True/False Quiz Part 2

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Here’s Part 2 of our quiz on dealing with Technical Traders, which digs deeper into damages.

Beware of Technical Traders: A True/False Quiz Part 1

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Are you prepared to do business with a technical trader? Let’s find out with some true/false questions based on Blue Book’s Trading Guidelines.

Liability and cargo claims

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You receive damaged product but the carrier's insurance denies the claim. Who has the liability?

Trading Assistance: An employee’s apparent authority

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An employee’s actions within the scope of employment are binding under the concept of apparent authority.

Buyer Beware, Seller Beware

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The produce industry is unique in that it requires a great deal of trust, kind of like a teeter-totter.

Don’t get burned by field heat this summer

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Carriers should not drive away with loads that cannot be cooled to the instructed temperature range. Know your rights as a shipper.