Category: Trading Assistance
Trading Assistance: Assessing responsibility for defective strawberries- Trading Assistance
Given the perishability of the strawberries and the number of truckloads shipped, it’s no surprise that Blue Book Services receives a number of claims involving strawberries each year. But in 2022, we seemed to have an unusually high number.
Pricing and what constitutes ‘reasonable time’- Trading Assistance
The Problem: Buyer attempting to hold seller to last week’s offer. The Key Point: If not expressly defined, the seller’s offer is good for a “reasonable time.”
Trading Assistance: Temperature control and fresh produce- Trading Assistance
Temperature control issues are an everyday fact of life in the fresh produce industry for vendors and carriers alike.
Blue Book’s Doug Nelson educates on Freight 360 podcast- Trading Assistance
Blue Book's Vice President of Trading Assistance Doug Nelson joined Freight 360's Nate Cross and Benjamin Kowalski on their podcast to talk about produce trading and transportation guidelines, what happens when loads are rejected, salvage values, and some general produce tips for transportation professionals.
Trading Assistance: Resolving claims, collections & disputes- Trading Assistance
Blue Book Services has provided trading guidelines and best practices throughout its long history. Today, the Trading Assistance team provides collection and dispute resolution services tailored to the fresh produce industry, and helps you evaluate the creditworthiness of trading and transportation partners.
Trading Assistance: Proving a breach of the warranty of suitable shipping condition- Produce Blueprints
“Did the shipper provide product that would arrive at the contract destination without abnormal deterioration under normal transportation conditions as required by the warranty of suitable shipping condition promulgated under the Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act?”
Dock to Dock: Controlling temperatures in transit- Produce Blueprints
If a carrier cannot warrant that air temperatures in the trailer will be maintained at the instructed temperature, the carrier should refuse to take the shipment.
Produce Pointers: Excessive quality defects and breach of contract claims- Trading Assistance
Be aware that excessive quality defects may be grounds for a breach of contract claim.
Trading Assistance: When cargo goes missing-in-action- Produce Blueprints
When the quantity of cargo received at destination is less than the quantity listed on the bill of lading, carriers feel the squeeze. In this article we’ll take a look at loss and shortage claims against motor carriers.
Dock to Dock: Wrongful rejections- Produce Blueprints
The Solution: Gather all available information, communicate, and act in good faith.