Then your freight bills need to be noted SLC which means shipper load and count, which when they do this with a seal number on it, it does trap them in a claim incident as well with a seal irregardless.
When I drove produce loads it was the carriers responsibility weather load was sealed or not. You are on the docks making sure the load good produce and that you pulp it as it's loaded. They place a recorder in your trailer and if your reefer has problems along the way or is not running right it's your responsibility.
You missed my point. I have never seen a driver actually look at every single case loaded. Its impossible, unless your re-stacking each pallet and loading it yourself. So I will disagree with you. If you do not seal a load, even on multi pick-up loads, then your not a very smart driver. CYA, and common sense is all you need to have, to avoid claims against you. In 33 years, I never had one.
What did you do in the case where they would not allow S.L.&C.? Some shippers just will not allow it. Normally I have always just scratched thru it and went down the road. So tell them cut the load off the truck and see if they blink?
Recalling this old topic, now I have a question form carrier’s perspective. I see most brokers with sub-prime credit have this Trust insurance on file instead of the Bond. Is there a simple explanation for this? And what’s the difference for me, as a carrier if the even when things go south?