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FreightValidated entity has completed and passed Facial Recognition Verification, has passed risk assessment, has active MC & DOT Authority, meets the minimum requirements of 49 CFR including but not limited to part 390.5T (Principal Place of Business), Has had Active Motor Carrier Authority for 30 days Or More and has no reported claims of Verifiable Fraud or Double Brokering in the Past. The app will also advise if MC Number is operating as a Broker, Carrier or Both. If the Carrier/Broker is “FreightValidated”, the carrier then meets the basic criteria for further carrier safety vetting as appropriate through company compliance protocols.

Unable to Completely Validate

Carrier/Broker has active MC & DOT Authority, meets the minimum requirements of 49 CFR part 390.5T (Principal Place of Business), Has had Active Motor Carrier Authority for 30 days Or More and meets minimum verification requirements with local Secretary of State.

However – has been flagged during risk assessment verification process due to: being blocked by 3 or more companies, having more than 1 WatchDog Report(s) in the last 5 years, etc

FreightValidate Recommends that Subscribers initiate deeper review through its company’s vetting protocols

Additional Review of COI is Recommended

A Recommendation to further review of the Certificate of Insurance should not be interpreted as any indication as to whether any carrier should or should not be used; nor does it imply that the Motor Carrier does not have proper insurance coverage. It simply means that the FreightValidate platform is unable to sufficiently verify the information contained on the Motor Carrier's COI. For example, the certificate holder's name on the COI may not match the name and address of the motor carrier moving the shipment, the Contact Information for the Insurance Company or Broker may be blank or illegible, or the policy number is not listed, etc. We recommend that brokers and shippers verify that certificate contains correct Motor Carrier’s Policy Number & Effective Dates, the Insurance Company's Name, Contact at the Company, Phone Number and Email Information, The VIN Numbers of the Insured Vehicles, and the Types of Coverages and Limits Provided. We further recommend that if there are any questions regarding additional insured, waivers of subrogation and cancellation provisions, that this information is properly verified via email with the insurance provider. When in doubt of any issues pertaining to insurance coverages, FreightValidate recommends that brokers consider detailed vetting of the Motor Carrier Certificates of Insurance by independent subject matter experts such as Vicarious Liability Risk Management LLC

Additional Vetting Required

A Carrier/Broker that is unable to be FreightValidated does not mean that they are not a legitimate Carrier or Broker. It simply means that the FreightValidate platform has identified data that makes it unable to verify some information OR that a Carrier/Broker or employee/agent did not pass Facial Recognition Verification or Risk Assessment. An example that could require additional vetting is when the platform is unable to confirm or deny that the Carrier/Broker MC Authority or DOT Number is active. Additional Vetting may also be Required if information obtained from FMCSA does not match the company's corporate records; or if Authority was granted in last 30 days; or if FreightValidate is unable to verify with certainty whether or not the address registered the FMCSA Records is in compliance with requirements of 49 CFR part 390.5T. While we highly discourage use of any party to a freight transaction if that party cannot be identified with 100 percent certainty, this is a business decision of the user. We also recommend consulting with the company’s compliance teams before making any decision. The inability to FreightValidate any entity simply means that the platform is unable to validate the identity and/or information that is on file for the carrier or broker.