Monthly Archives: July 2013

At home in Kansas City

Missouri Governor Jay Nixon and Kansas City Mayor Sly James joined Freightquote executives to officially open the new headquarters with a ribbon cutting ceremony and tours of the facility. The 200,000 square foot space located in South Kansas City was custom built to accommodate up to 2,000 employees.

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We were honored to have the Governor and Mayor join us and want to extend a big thank you to everyone who made this move possible. Our new building is a part of our growth and allows us to continue providing our customers comprehensive freight solutions.

Want to take a look around? Check out the photos below.

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Each floor has the Freightquote logo at the top of the stairs.

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Teams of brokers work cooperatively in the open floor plan. Small tables allow for quick break-out meetings.

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Pallets decorate the walls around the stairway.

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Fuel stations on each floor give our team members a great space to take a quick break.

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The new facility has more than 25 meetings spaces or varying sizes so our team has plenty of space to meet and innovate.

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Holiday weekend poses cargo theft risk

open truckWhile many companies take time off around the Fourth of July, cargo thieves tend to do the exact opposite – turning the long weekend into one of the highest cargo theft periods during the year. With many drivers, operators and other employees on break, it opens up prime opportunities for criminals to get away with dishonest acts they would not typically be able to. The freight industry is at a higher risk around these times because cargo is often stored in yards or warehouses and left unmonitored.  Additionally, with decreased shipment tracking and delivery confirmations, it provides opportunity for criminals to steal product and disappear without much visibility.

With the Fourth of July quickly approaching, it’s important to tighten procedures, closely track your shipments and heighten security measures for processing. In addition, the following states are typically the most commonly impacted by theft:

  • California
  • Florida
  • New Jersey
  • Texas

Thieves commonly target certain types of cargo as well. Take extra precaution if you’re moving the follow types of items:

  • Electronics
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Foodstuff and Beverages
  • Apparel and Accessories
  • Metals and Machinery

With a little preparation and caution, you can make sure your freight is secure over the holiday. Your Freightquote Broker can help you manage everything for the holiday weekend from limited transit days to tracking your freight. Contact Freightquote at 800.323.5441 or sign up at Freightquote.com.