Looking for Carrier Review - Twinstar Transport - Dartmouth, NS

Oct 11, 2018
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So we started doing business with this carrier and I know it is a fairly new startup.
Does anyone have any experience with them? Positive or Negative?

Also, what due diligence/research do you do to review the health of a transport company? I realize carriers are more concerned about us and we provide credit references, bank information etc and Dunn & Brad. Do you ever request this information from carriers?
I have a series of questions I ask for one load etc and my ability to judge people is exceptional, but how can we review where they are financially?
The recent Terra Nova and VA Transport situation has be concerned for our future as freight brokers.

Thanks for any insight,

KC
 

MikeJr

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Hey,

Paul handled a TL from the GTA to NS for us over the new year. Picked up and delivered ok. BOL signed by consignee only, not a huge red flag but most carriers ensure they are listed as transporting carrier and have the driver sign the copy we get also.

Also, WCB of NS cert was outdated in the package we received at the time we were setting him up.

Would work with again for sure.
Mike
 
Oct 11, 2018
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Hey,

Paul handled a TL from the GTA to NS for us over the new year. Picked up and delivered ok. BOL signed by consignee only, not a huge red flag but most carriers ensure they are listed as transporting carrier and have the driver sign to copy we get also.

Also, WCB of NS cert was outdated in the package we received at the time we were setting him up.

Would work with again for sure.
Mike
He is definitely scattered and unorganized. Also had a late truck with 3 different excuses by the time it delivered over half a day late. So be aware is all I am saying. Once I "know" they can easily lie, I am hesitant.
 
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