From: Blakeman Transportation Inc.
Re: Fresh product
Date: March 18, 2020
Blakeman Transportation’s commitment to an OTIF (On Time in Full) MABD (Made appointment by date) has and will not waiver in the shadows of COVID-19. With this being said, many consignees have restricted receiving windows due to the outbreak and have implemented internal practices that are trying to limit exposure, as a result some deliveries are being pushed back due to receiving capabilities and additional restrictions put in place by consignees. To safeguard both Blakeman Transportation and you our clients, Blakeman Transportation will not be responsible for Fresh product claims that do not make delivery due to consignee restrictions and or policies reflective of COVID-19. Our team will be in contact with all transportation division’s both from the consignor and consignee end outlining options per shipment and direction from the shipper on what needs to be done with the Fresh Product that is refused and/or not accepted due to closures or limited receiving times. As always if a claim is filed and valid, per Blakeman Transportation Inc.’s Terms and Conditions, the claim will be investigated and the appropriate action will ensue. We are seeing a number of facilities close down due to what is going on in their communities as it relates to COVID-19 without notice, thus putting product from the shipper in a vulnerable state as well the drivers with product on trailers. We will work closely with all shippers to avoid any issues that may arise, but in the case that product (especially fresh) is refused due to closures and/or limitations from ship points and/or receivers, Blakeman Transportation will not be responsible for any arising claims.
Blakeman Transportation Inc.