Avoiding Cargo Claims

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  • 1. 
    What is a cargo claim?
    • A. 

      When the receiver deems product damaged, and rejects the load

    • B. 

      When the receiver does not expect you to arrive

    • C. 

      When the Bill of Lading is lost

    • D. 

      When you have a tire blowout

  • 2. 
    How does a claim affect you?
    • A. 

      It damages your pay

    • B. 

      It damages your future with your trucking company

    • C. 

      It damages the reputation of your trucking company

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 3. 
    True or False: There is no risk in signing the Bill of Lading before you read it.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    True or False: When you sign the Bill of Lading, you are accepting full responsibility for the load
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    Which of the following can help you to avoid a possible claim?
    • A. 

      Check that the product is in good position a few miles from the receiver

    • B. 

      Tidy up the load so it looks professional

    • C. 

      Call dispatch when you have a question

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 6. 
    Which of the following are problems with a load that you will be responsible for?
    • A. 

      If the load freezes or gets too hot

    • B. 

      If the load is damaged due to poorly driving the truck

    • C. 

      If the load is not packaged correctly

    • D. 

      If the shipper signs the BOL

  • 7. 
    True or False: If the load is damaged, it is legally your fault
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    How should you secure and load the product?
    • A. 

      Load the product as close together as possible

    • B. 

      Secure the load as the shipper has requested

    • C. 

      Secure the load as quickly as possible

    • D. 

      Secure the load as your dispatcher has requested

  • 9. 
    What should you do if you notice that the product is loaded incorrectly?
    • A. 

      Start driving, then call dispatch

    • B. 

      Speak up immediately

    • C. 

      Don't do anything-- the shipper will be blamed

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 10. 
    True or False: You need to protect yourself, because no one will else will.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False