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.”
Information assessed by Blue Book Services supports serving notice of observed suspicious trading activity occurrences.
The Problem: Breach of “good delivery” claimed against a carrier. The Solution: Recognizing that carriers are responsible for proper transportation, not suitable shipping condition.
Temperature control issues are an everyday fact of life in the fresh produce industry for vendors and carriers alike.
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.
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.
Today, Blue Book's 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. In this article we discuss how Trading Assistance works and how it may help you.
“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?”
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.
Be aware that excessive quality defects may be grounds for a breach of contract claim.