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.

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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.

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October 18, 2018 PEIR Named in Freight.Tech 100 for 2018

FreightWave’s named PEIR in their Freight.Tech 100, a list of the 100 most innovative and disruptive companies in the freight industry.

“The 2018 Freight.Tech 100 Awards were a great success,” stated FreightWaves CEO Craig Fuller. “More than 500 companies were nominated for the awards, and those selected were among the most innovative and dedicated companies in the industry.”

Companies are nominated by the peers who recognize innovation in action everyday.

In 2018, an independent panel of judges narrowed the more than 500 nominations to 100 companies that comprised the inaugural Freight.Tech 100. Those 100 companies were judged by the external panel of industry executives, academics and investors, all of whom ranked their top 25 companies in the Freight.Tech 100 on a 1-25 point basis.

Congratulations to PEIR for winning this important and prestigious award as a new product in its first year of deployment. PEIR’s contributions to innovating the freight processes have improved our industry.

Note: PEIR re-branded to Photector in early 2019.

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.

Test drive Photector with a 14-day FREE Trial, come to one of our Demo Webinars or schedule a 1-on-1 demonstration today!

October 10, 2018 Delivery Date Disagreements Solved with Photector App

Ever have a disagreement about when a container was delivered?  The shipper claims it was on the 15th and the carrier claims it was on the 10th.  Here’s how to resolve these disputes without harming the working relationship using the Photector app.

With Photector, you can capture every interchange event with a tamper-proof, irrefutable Time and Date stamp.

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October 8, 2018 Equipment Damage Photos Can be Faked in Seconds. Don’t be a victim.

When thousands of dollars are at stake for equipment damage or container damage, don’t trust just any photos.  A 5th Grader can fake photos these days.

Watch this short video that shows just how easy it is to fake photos.  Anyone can do it in a few seconds with free software.

Faking Photos is Easy

Don’t be victimized by faked photos of equipment damage.  With the Photector app, you’ll be protected with fake-proof, irrefutable photos that are locked instantly in the Blockchain.

Photector provides only the unaltered facts to all parties along the supply chain.

Test drive Photector with a 14-day FREE Trial, come to one of our Demo Webinars or schedule a 1-on-1 demonstration today!

October 1, 2018 Collect Small-Dollar Claims without Lawyers and Law Suits

I found this article by Kelsea Eckert to be very enlightening…but incomplete.

Eckert, a transportation downtime collections attorney, wrote that small equipment damage claims add up to big bucks off a company’s bottom line. That comes as no surprise, as Photector’s research shows this is actually a $1.8 billion industry problem.

Her recommendation is to go outside the regular damage claims process used among shippers and carriers in the transportation industry and take claims to local small claims courts instead, where court costs would raise the out-of-pocket costs even more. But one thing’s for sure: If companies all along the supply chain adopt this approach, positive proof of damage–evidence–would be needed in a court of law.

Eckert may not be aware that there is now a new way to pursue these small dollar transportation claims without brushing them under the rug or resorting to lawyers and law suits.

Supply chain companies using the Photector app are able to show proof of when and where the damage occurred with immutable and irrefutable photographic evidence. Drivers snap up to 20 pictures on a phone or tablet, and it’s instantly locked in Photector’s tamper-proof Blockchain technology, including the date, time and GPS location. Claims are no longer based on who gives in first; guilt or innocence of each party can easily be determined. If a claim is filed, the evidence is retrievable on demand from the mobile app or desktop.

Anyone who’s ever flipped past a fashion ad knows how easy it is to alter a model’s appearance, date, time and location data in any photo editing app like Photoshop. It’s just as easy to make a container cut disappear with a couple of mouse clicks.

Companies who don’t adopt the Photector app remain tethered to the traditional collection methods Eckert recommends. But the proof (if there is any) may simply not be strong enough to hold up in court and may be too elusive to bother pursuing the claim. After all, no one wants to go to court and still get stuck paying for shipping-related damages when no liability exists.

Photector provides only the unaltered facts to all parties along the supply chain.

Test drive Photector with a 14-day FREE Trial, come to one of our Demo Webinars or schedule a 1-on-1 demonstration today!

August 31, 2018 Irrefutable Proof at Every Interchange
American Shipper

The official launch of Photector has generated some quality news coverage, including recognition by American Shipper.

Photector’s goal as a company is to change the way executives who manage international logistics and supply chains process a large percentage of equipment damages that often occur at interchanges. Too many of these damages–we estimate $1.8 billion annually–are for losses that their drivers never caused.

Unfortunately, these unjust costs have been increasing in our industry. Photector app uses digital image and blockchain technology to resolve this dilemma. After all, no one is interested in getting stuck paying for shipping-related damages when no liability exists.

Read the full American Shipper report on how Photector (formerly PEIR) generates “irrefutable proof” at every interchange.

Photector provides only the unaltered facts to all parties along the supply chain.

Test drive Photector with a 14-day FREE Trial, come to one of our Demo Webinars or schedule a 1-on-1 demonstration today!

Photector Is Changing The Way 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

What's a Photector Event?

A Photector Event is the combination of Date, Time, GPS Location, OCR, Blockchain, and up to 20 high resolution photographs.

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