The Best Practice You Must Consider while Sealing FTL Containers to avoid retail chargebacks, freight claims, damage claims and rejected loads
This best practice is about applying the seal especially when it is a FTL’s shipment. FTL a full truck load container shipment trailer that’s going from point A to point B.
It’s important to apply the seal and the seal number, and take the picture of that seal number and upload it to LoadProof so in case if you are a recipient or if you are a shipper you can see the photograph. If you’re a recipient you can ask the person on the origin side and say “hey give me this photograph”, or if you’re shipping you can take the picture of the seal number and say “hey look at it we did everything, we locked this thing perfectly and we applied a seal and here is the know picture of the seal and there is a seal number on it.
This is very common in international shipments, in the international containers because it’s one big container going from point A to point B. You can do that and also this is something interesting that I’ve observed, if the shipment is coming from international locations such as Thailand, China, Indonesia, even India wherever it’s coming from it’s all stacked in the form of boxes. They don’t ship as pallets because they have a lot of Labor and they can do the stacking of these boxes and fully load the container in a cost-effective manner because labor is cheap there.
Capture the conditions of the loads you ship and share it with your customer in the cloud. Take pictures of every product, pallet, and truck along with the packaging conditions such as shrink wrapping, addition of dunnage bags etc., and win the trust of your customers.
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But whereas when we receive here in the US we always stack them in pallets because everything is done through the forklift and it’s a lot of tools that we use because labor is very expensive here compared to countries in the Far East. So I often see the seal and when you open the seal and it’s this big container or a trailer with all these boxes completely floor loaded to the roof of the trailer in order to maximize the cube so that goes along together I guess. So the seal is a very important thing when they’re doing FTL, when you’re shipping to your customers or when your manufacturer is shipping to you or you are shipping to your customers in a FTL model. Hopefully you take the picture of the seal to show that you guys did a great job and everything is great and everything was loaded perfectly and you sealed the door and there is a seal number that was assigned to it. Hopefully this is helpful, please let us know if you have any questions.
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