Safety Thursday: Complete and Accurate Dispatch

At Landstar, safety is the number one priority on every load dispatched.  Every agent, BCO and carrier at Landstar expects valid information regarding the freight they are agreeing to transport and that information plays a crucial role in the transport.

Landstar customers expect their shipments to be picked up and delivered to the destination on time and without accidents or claims. Agents play an important role in the process by using Landstar’s Complete and Accurate dispatch procedure.

Various items are included in Landstar’s Complete and Accurate dispatch check list:

  • Freight description including height, weight and dimensions
  • Accurate shipper and consignee information
  • Hours of service status
  • High risk procedures needed
  • Equipment requirements
  • Specific instructions needed for complete and accurate dispatch

Inclement weather can also disrupt safe and timely travel. Agents, BCOs and carriers should remember that communication in these situations is key to successful shipments.

Landstar BCOs and Agents can reference Landstar’s Complete and Accurate Dispatch check list at any time by logging into Lane Usage

 Join Landstar on the Safety Thursday Conference Call, Thursday April 21, 2016 at 12 p.m. EST. Dial 1-877-717-5921 to join in.