Guarantee peace of mind when you purchase additional freight insurance. We've got you covered - literally.
What Is Freight Insurance?
Freight insurance provides additional protection beyond the default carrier policy. Standard carrier policies tend to only cover blanket amounts and do not adjust according to your freight’s value. The blanket amounts may be a flat amount or a sliding scale based on a dollar-to-pound ratio. An independent freight insurance policy can offer protection for the full value of your shipment and help you avoid the burden of proving liability should any damage occur. If your shipment is valuable, insurance adds the peace of mind of knowing you’re covered. Claims are handled directly between the insurance company and the consignee.
Why Choose Us For A Freight Quote?
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- Unbeatable discounts on your freight LTL, truckload, rail, air, and more
- Automated Freight tracking, paperwork & invoices
- Manage all quotes & shipments in one place
- 24+ years of logistics experience working for you!
FreightCenter Is Trusted By
Working With Jennifer Rendine has been super easy. I know that every detail will be taken care of with each and every shipment. I would recommend Freightcenter.com to anyone. 5 Stars!
It was very easy to do and priced right . The people I talked to were very friendly and helpful !
It was a great experience. Everything went very smoothly. My customer service rep was exceptional!
I have used Freight Center for 3 different pickups and so far everything has worked beautifully. I would highly recommend their services and the pricing is very competitive. Thank you Freight Center for the good job.
So happy using FreightCenter. Great service and the lowest price. My go to shipper from now on!
Easy to work with. Scheduled on line and then a CS rep called us to make sure all the details were in order to ship our product correctly to the customer.
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- 2021, 2017 & 2016 Food Logistics’ Top Green Providers
- 2021 & 2018 Supply & Demand Chain Executives’ Pros to Know: Matthew Brosious
- 2020 & 2019 Top Food Logistics’ 3PL & Cold Storage Provider Award
- 2020 & 2019 Business Observer’s Top 500 Companies on the Gulf Coast
- 2020 & 2017 SmartWay® Transport Partner
- 2020 & 2017 Food Logistics’ Champions: Rock Stars of the Supply Chain
- 2020 Best of Palm Harbor Awards for Local Businesses
- 2017 Green Supply Chain Award from Supply & Demand Chain Executive
- 2017 Tampa Bay Business Journal Heroes at Work
- 2016, 2015, & 2012 Food Logistics Top 100 Software and Technology Providers
- 2013 Tampa Bay Business 100 by Tampa Bay Business Journal
- 2013 Top 100 Great Supply Chain Partners by SupplyChainBrain
- 2012 TIA Samaritan Award Honorable Mention
- 2012, 2011 & 2010 TBBJ Fast 50 Recipient
- 2013, 2011, & 2010 Diversity Business Top Businesses
Why Choose FreightCenter For Your Shipping Services?
We are an award-winning logistics company and an American veteran-owned business. We bring a lot to the table when it comes to truckload services. Our history, competitive pricing, and level of service are unmatched in the industry. Over the years and many miles, we have formed a dedicated and respected network of partners in the industry to help customers meet deadlines.
Our mission is to meet and exceed customer expectations in all that we do. We take care of truckload freight shipping from pickup to delivery. Excellent customer service is our hallmark, and it goes a long way in building a relationship of trust. When customers select FreightCenter to handle their truckload freight shipment, they trust us to do the job.
What Is Carrier Liability?
Carrier liability refers to the legal obligation of a shipping carrier to compensate a customer for loss or damage to their goods during transportation. Essentially, the carrier is responsible for ensuring that the goods are delivered to their intended destination in the same condition they were in at the time of pickup. Carrier liability can be established through a contract between the carrier and the shipper or through applicable laws and regulations.
Carrier liability is important because it protects customers if their goods are lost, damaged, or stolen during transit. In the event of a problem, the carrier will be responsible for compensating the customer for the value of the goods or the cost of repair or replacement. This helps ensure that customers are not left with a financial loss if something goes wrong during shipping.
However, carrier liability has limitations and may not cover all types of losses or damages. For example, carrier liability may be limited to a specific dollar amount per pound of the shipped goods. If the value of the goods exceeds this limit, the customer may only be able to recover a fraction of their actual loss. Carrier liability may also exclude certain types of damage, such as damage caused by natural disasters or acts of war.
Extra shipment protection is a supplemental insurance policy that a customer can purchase to cover any losses or damages that carrier liability may not cover. This can include protection against broader risks, such as theft, breakage, or damage from weather events. Extra shipment protection can also cover the total value of the goods being shipped rather than being limited by the carrier’s liability limit. That’s why additional shipment protection is important beyond carrier liability protection.
Extra shipment protection can give customers greater peace of mind and protection against unforeseen events during the shipping process. While carrier liability is an essential level of protection, it may not provide complete coverage for all risks, and extra shipment protection can help fill those gaps.
About Freight Insurance Coverage
It is best practice to talk with a freight agent and discuss the details of your shipment and your needs for freight insurance coverage. You and your freight agent will work together to decide what extent of freight insurance coverage you may need. Additionally, a freight agent will be able to provide you with recommendations for how to proceed and will inform you of what is insurable under FreightCenter’s insurance partners. This way, you can rest assured knowing you’ll be covered in the unfortunate event that something happens to your freight.
When booking an LTL shipment online, you will simply be asked if you would like to add insurance. Remember, certain items may not be insurable. Below are types of insurable items and types of not insurable items.
UPS Capital Freight Protection Services
FreightCenter recently announced its strategic business partnership with UPS Capital Insurance Agency, Inc., a subsidiary of UPS. FreightCenter is pleased to offer its customers the opportunity to add peace of mind shipping coverage on all freight shipments. InsureShield® shipping protection powered by UPS Capital will provide customers shipment protection and ensure timely claim pay outs.
While a vast majority of shipments move without any issues, UPS Capital revealed through an independent study that nearly 92% of all shippers experience some type of loss, damage or delay each year while shipping freight. By utilizing transactional shipment protection via UPS Capital, FreightCenter customers can mitigate the financials risk associated with day-to-day supply chain mistakes or mishaps. UPS Capital shipment protection is offered on a variety of shipping options including less-than-truckload freight, partial loads and truckload shipments.
For more information on what commodities and shipments types are covered using UPS Capital shipment protection, please review the terms and conditions.
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