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 short video:

With the Photector 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 Photector 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 Photector 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 14-day free 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 Photector.

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 Photector 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 short video explains how.

Take a Photector app test drive.  Sign up for a 14-day 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 Photector 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 Photector 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 Photector’s official unveiling. Fleet Owner has been closely monitoring Photector, and recently wrote about our new app.

We take great pride in Photector, 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. That’s why companies are no longer trusting cell phone photos. With over $1.8 billion dollars in damage claims annually, you could be getting charged for damages that your company didn’t cause. These days, it is so easy to doctor photos with simple, free software.

That’s why companies are no longer trusting cell phone photos. With over $1.8 billion dollars in damage claims annually, you could be getting charged for damages that your company didn’t cause.

With the Photector 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 Photector app stores them in the cloud making EVERY interchange EVENT fake-proof and trustworthy.

For about a $1 a day, the Photector app will provide proof positive of delivery date, time and container and equipment condition.

Damage claims can be quickly and easily resolved with Photector.

Get started today with a 14-day free trial.

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

It is quick and easy to sign up for the Photector App and get a 14-day free trial.  With the help of this short 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 14-day free 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.

Photector has your back!

November 13, 2018 What’s the Tamper-Proof Magic behind the Photector App?

With immutable and irrefutable photo evidence, Photector app has your back with facts!

That’s why companies up and down the supply chain rely on Photector to document damage claims in a way that cannot be faked or altered. Photector events document only the facts.

You can use Photector app to save hassles and damage payouts.

If you haven’t already signed up for a 14-day, free test drive, sign up here.

November 7, 2018 What is a Photector Event? Only the Facts

A Photector event is not a cocktail party or a red carpet affair. Photector events are your protection against damage claims.

Learn how with this short video.

An event can be a pick-up, a delivery, a shift change on the same equipment, or before and after a damage repair.

Any time you want to document the condition of containers or equipment at that Continue reading

October 31, 2018 Shippers’ 7 Best Practices to avoid Damage Claim Hassles
I hear it from shippers all the time.  “My product leaves my dock in perfect condition and comes back destroyed and I don’t know what happened.”  For shippers, following a few best practices can prevent weeks of hassles with damage claims.

  1. Before the shipment leaves the dock, document the condition with photos.
  2. Take photos of the cargo before it was loaded into the container.
  3. Take photos of the cargo, blocking and bracing inside the container showing it is intact before sealing the container.
  4. Take photos of the container after being loaded.
  5. Take photos of the door shut and the seal being applied.
  6. Make sure to get a clear photo of the seal number that is readable so it can be used for future reference.
  7. By using Photector and requesting that your carrier use it too, the source of the damage can be pinpointed quickly and accurately so the right party can be charged for the damage right away.

Continue reading

October 15, 2018 Watch Out for Tire Damage Scams with Fake Photos

Don’t be a victim of faked photos. With the Photector app, you’ll be protected with fake-proof, irrefutable photos that are locked instantly in the cloud.

Photector provides only the unaltered facts to all parties along the supply chain about tire damage and other forms of damage too.

If you haven’t already taken your 14-day free Photector app test drive, sign up for a 14-day free trial.

Photector Is Changing The Way Trucking & Logistics Companies Protect Themselves

  • Find out how to prevent damage claims you didn't cause
  • Squeeze more profit out of every trip
  • Save time, hassle & relationships
  • Securely Document the State of Equipment
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