Carrier Risk Review Service

for Shippers & Brokers

Many shippers and brokers think that by using a third-party motor carrier, they’re not liable for that carrier’s vehicle accidents or violations. But it’s not true. Through "vicarious liability, " if your company hires a third-party, it’s liable and responsible for knowing the status of their motor carrier fitness prior to hiring them.

This service provides and expert DOT consultant who will analyze all available DOT data of your potential third-party carriers and deliver a risk assessment of each so you can make the safest choice possible.

Driver Fitness Scores Example Report

Risk Assessment Criteria

Carriers will be assessed for...

  • Valid US DOT/MC #
  • Proper Federal/State/Provincial Operating Authority
  • ACORD Form/MCS 90 (Certificate of Insurance Coverage)
  • Satisfactory FMCSA Rating
  • Inspection Selection System (ISS) Scores below 50
  • FMCSA BASIC Scores:
    • Unsafe Driving – equal or lower than 65% (60% if HazMat)
    • Fatigued Driving – equal or lower than 65% (60% if HazMat)
    • Crash Indicator - equal or lower than 65% (60% if HazMat)
    • Driver Fitness – equal or lower than 80% (75% if HazMat)
    • Drugs/Alcohol – equal or lower than 80% (75% of HazMat)
    • Vehicle Maintenance – equal or lower than 80% (75% if HazMat)

Assessment Summary

Based on the results of their assessment, your J. J. Keller consultant will provide you with an overall summary based on the collected data, roadside inspection and CSA BASIC scoring trends for the past year, and a four-tiered risk rating for each carrier consisting of low risk, elevated risk, high risk or extreme risk.

Risk Assessment Example

This training can be customized based on the types of vehicles your drivers operate, cargo they haul, and any issues you’re currently facing. Once completed, your fleet managers will receive a certificate of completion signifying their knowledge of proper accident investigation procedures.

Let us make it easy to improve your carrier selection process and reduce the risk of vicarious liability!

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