December 12, 2018 6 Clicks will Avoid Damage Claim Fees

The key to avoid paying for damage you didn’t cause is thoroughly documenting the load’s condition at pick-up and drop-off.  An old-fashioned EIR form just won’t cut it.

Often the handling of the containers causes loads to shift as well as boxes to be broken or damaged while in the shipping mode from water movement, rail movement or during trucking.

Photos of the condition of the container, the freight and the seal number is crucial.

Follow these best practices to stop paying for damage to containers and cargo that your company didn’t cause.

  1. Use the PEIR Mobile app to take 4 photos of every load at pick-up.
    • First photo is the empty container.
    • Second photo is inside the fully-loaded container with the door open.
    • Third photo is door shut and seal applied.
    • Last photo is a close-up of the seal number. Ensure the entire seal number is readable in the photo.
  2. Use the PEIR Mobile app to store the photos to the cloud.
  3. Use the PEIR Mobile app to take 2 photos of the load at destination receiving dock.
    • First photo is the door closed with the seal intact.
    • Second photo is the inside of the container showing the condition of the blocking and bracing. If there is obvious damage, take more detailed photos to show the amount of damage.
  4. When questions or claims arise, search PEIR’s database by seal number to find your photos quickly.

Photo documentation of the condition of the load at pick-up and delivery using the PEIR Mobile app is the only way to prove that you didn’t cause the damage.

Here’s a 30-second video that shows how.

When you take a close-up readable photo of the seal number, it is automatically captured in the database so it is easy to find the correct photos for that load when questions or claims arise.

By using the PEIR Mobile app on your Apple or Android phone, your photos are automatically tagged with the date, time, location and seal number of the load.  They are instantly uploaded to the cloud where they are completely trustworthy, unchangeable and fake-proof. Regular cell phone photos can be easily faked so it is hard to accept them as proof.

To try the PEIR Mobile app for free, sign up for a one-month free trial.

December 10, 2018 Damage Claim? Wasn’t Me! How to Prove It

The last person in the supply chain often gets blamed for any damage that happened along the way.  Don’t let that be you!

The new PEIR Mobile app gives you the proof you need to show that the damage didn’t happen on your leg of the trip.

When you pick-up a load, use the PEIR Mobile app to document the condition so you aren’t blamed for any pre-existing damage.

When you drop the load, use the app again to document the condition so you aren’t blamed for any damage caused by the next guy.

Learn how with this 30-second video:

Luckily, the PEIR Mobile app is quick and easy to use and only takes a minute.

With the PEIR Mobile app downloaded on any Android or iPhone, you capture an EVENT which includes the date, time, GPS location and up to 20 high resolution photos.  The PEIR Mobile app stores them in the cloud making EVERY interchange EVENT fake-proof and trustworthy.

With over $1.8 billion dollars in damage claims annually in the transportation industry, you could be getting charged for damages that you didn’t cause. For about a $1 a day, the PEIR Mobile app will provide proof positive of:

  1. Cargo, Container and Equipment Condition
  2. GPS Location
  3. Delivery Date and Time

Get the proof you need to avoid damage claims with the PEIR Mobile app free 30-day trial.

December 6, 2018 Container Damage…Millions of Dollars in Port of Wilmington from Florence
See more details in the Port of Wilmington article.

When storms cause container damage, it may be difficult to separate what damage was pre-existing on the container and what damage was caused by the storm.  That can cause endless arguments with your insurance adjuster and customers.

One solution is to use Photo Equipment Interchange Receipt (PEIR) to document the condition of containers upon receipt and departure.  That way you always know which dent, scratch, hole or tear is new and was caused by the storm. Continue reading

December 4, 2018 The Seal is the Secret to Lower Unfair Damage Liability payouts

One key to lower unfair damage liability payouts is documenting the condition of the seal during the pick-up interchange and the drop.

You wouldn’t want to get stuck paying for a load of expensive electronics because you didn’t have (or couldn’t find) good documentation of the condition and seal number at the time you received it and dropped it.

Learn how with this 30-second video:

With PEIR Mobile photo documentation, it is easy for all users to document the seal with an up-close photo to show its number and condition at the time the equipment or container was interchanged.

When a photo of the seal is taken with the PEIR Mobile app, that seal number (both letters and numbers) instantly becomes a part of Continue reading

November 29, 2018 3 Rules of Transportation Industry: Condition, Location, Occasion

As a professional in the transportation business, you probably already know the 3 Rules:

  1. Condition – always know the CONDITION of your load, your equipment and your container
  2. Location – always know WHERE you are and your destination
  3. Occasion – always know WHEN you receive and drop cargo (date and time stamp)

Every time you receive a load, you need to document all three. Every time you drop a load, you need to document all three.  Luckily, there is a new app that makes it quick and easy.

Learn how with this 30-second video:

With the PEIR Mobile app downloaded on any Android or iPhone, you capture an EVENT which includes the date, time, GPS location and up to 20 high resolution photos.  The PEIR Mobile app stores them in the cloud with Blockchain authentication making EVERY interchange EVENT irrefutable, unchangeable, fake-proof and trustworthy.

With over $1.8 billion dollars in damage claims annually in the transportation industry, you could be getting charged for damages that you didn’t cause. For about a $1 a day, the PEIR Mobile app will provide proof positive of:

  1. Cargo, Container and Equipment Condition
  2. GPS Location
  3. Delivery Date and Time

Get the proof you need to deny damage claims with a free 30-day trial.

November 27, 2018 What is an EIR?

The term EIR stands for Equipment Interchange Receipt and is created every time a load or piece of equipment changes hands from one link of the supply chain to the next.

From the steamship to the dock, to the trucker, to the customer’s receiving dock, an new EIR is created at every hand-off.

Today, an EIR may be in many different forms.  At sophisticated depot ports and rail terminals, EIRs are recorded electronically with codes in a handheld computer system.

Most other exchange points still use triplicate paper forms that are hand-written.  These documents leave a lot of interpretation of codes, especially when documenting any damage with hand-drawn sketches.

To revolutionize the industry, we added photos to the process and call it PEIR  for Photo Equipment Interchange Receipt.

Photos document equipment condition more accurately than sketches.  We can zoom in on any part of the container to see the exact damage and the size of the cut or scrape.

With the innovative PEIR Mobile app on your Apple or Android phone you can quickly and easily take photos with time, date and location stamps.  This settles disputes fast without arguments or confusion.

This 30-second video explains how.

Take a PEIRMobile app test drive.  Sign up for a one-month free trial.

November 26, 2018 Equipment Damage Happens, but Who Pays?
We all know that you aren’t in the business of damaging equipment as a part of your day-to-day practices.  But your company ends up paying for damage to your equipment that someone else caused.

The revolutionary new Photo Equipment Interchange Receipt (PEIR) mobile app has many uses within the Transportation, Logistics and Shipping businesses and is saving customers thousands of dollars.  A picture is worth a 1000 words and that is why photo-documentation makes the most sense.

The PEIR Mobile app is being used for:

  • Photo-documenting the condition of a container prior to being shipped to final customer.
  • Taking a series of pictures to show the condition of containers that you might be selling.
  • Photo-documenting the condition of the container at the final interchange to the customer (no more ‘he said / she said’). Continue reading
November 23, 2018 Liability Solution Like No Other
Liability solutions are needed in transportation today. There was an abundance of media coverage in the months leading up to PEIR’s official unveiling. Fleet Owner has been closely monitoring PEIR, and recently wrote about our new app.

We take great pride in PEIR, and it’s exciting to see news of our app spread across the industry landscape. Continue reading

November 20, 2018 For Damage Claims, Cell Phone Photos are Like Bringing a Knife to a Gun Fight

Relying on cell phone photos to document damage claims on containers and equipment just isn’t good enough any more.  It is like bringing a knife to a gun fight.

These days, it is so easy to doctor photos with simple, free software.  Watch this 90-second video that shows how cargo container damage can be erased in seconds.

That’s why companies are no longer trusting cell phone photos. With over $1.8 billion dollars in damage claims annually, you could be Continue reading

November 15, 2018 It Only takes a Minute to be Protected by PEIR Mobile app

It is quick and easy to sign up for the PEIR Mobile App and get a one-month free trial.  With the help of this 1-minute, step-by-step video, you’ll be up and running and protected right away.

There is nothing like “trying before you buy”.  That’s why I am offering a free 30-day trial.  Don’t risk another day on the road without the irrefutable photo evidence of damage-free deliveries.  Don’t get stuck with damage claims that weren’t your fault.

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