Thursday, April 29, 2010

Introducing... Fax4Free with UWC!

A question for our Carriers: Have you ever thought you should have more options to be able to send your paperwork to UWC for FREE?

Well, now you can!! United World Cargo is please to announce that we have introduced a UWC TRANSFLO ExpressTM Program!

So, what is it all about?

The TRANSFLO Express system operates out of several truckstop networks at over 500 travel centers across the United States - what's more, the system can be found at ANY Pilot or Love's location. It is a FREE and easy service for our Carrier Partners that will allow you to send your documents directly to UWC and get immediate confirmation that the documents have been sent. Check out where TRANSLFO Express is available at

UWC has created a Tripsheet template in English and Spanish. It will be available for download on our corporate website,, under the Carriers Section. The Tripsheet also includes some simple instructions for all Carriers to follow on how to use the TRANSFLO Express System.

So, what does this all mean?

For UWC's Carrier Partners: you could save hundreds of dollars a year by using this FREE document forwarding service. No more paying dollars per page to send your documents to UWC!The documents also come through in a very clear format. Also, by using the UWC Tripsheet, your documents can be organized and processed in a very timely manner!

For UWC's Customer Partners: the system allows for paperwork to be sent by carriers and received by UWC quickly and efficiently so that we can continue to promptly provide our Customers with the documents they require.

Attention Carriers!! The system is in effect right now! Take advantage of it, visit a participating travel center today!!!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Stay Tuned!! Lots to come on the Road Ahead

United World Cargo is committed to posting a new blog entry on Thursday of every week (this one is being expedited). Our regular entries will be commentary, description of events, or perhaps even other material such as graphics or video.

Our blog will focus on the industry we serve, with topics centering primarily around the produce and trucking industries. We are most excited about being able to share our entries, and look forward to an interactive format where readers can leave comments.

On a final note, please let us know if there are any topics you would like us to cover and we will do our best to ensure that they show up on our blog!!!

Happy Reading!!!

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Back to BASICs - Cargo-Related Component - Load Locks

Load locks, or cargo bars are a crucial component of any load. They are critical in making sure that the load is safe and secure for transit, and when used properly, can greatly reduce instances of leaning or tipped pallets which may result in product damage and additional charges.

Why load locks?

Load locks are among the most common restraints used because they are inexpensive and versatile. Most load locks consist of two metal tubes that telescope to adjust their overall length, and a lever-operated ratchet that is used for minor adjustments and locking the device into position.

The recommendations...

One of the most common issues in the trucking industry is that cargo restraining devices are not used correctly, or they aren't used enough. UWC recommends that a minimum of 3 load locks are used on EVERY load. When it comes to loading and securing your cargo, keep in mind the weight and other characteristics of the freight, as every load is unique. Remember, all load locks and their parts must be in good working order. Take time occasionally to do a thorough inspection of your load locks, make sure they are not rusted and wont seize up on you when you need them.

For safety's sake, it is recommended that drivers stop and inspect the placement, tension, and effectiveness of their cargo control devices after the first 25 miles of the trip. It is then recommended that drivers recheck and adjust them as needed every three hours, or 150 miles.

Final thought

So, remember to STOP, LOCK, and then ROLL

Have anything to add? Let us know!!!