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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (December 14, 2023)

Shippers and Brokers Now Have an Easier Way to Identify Risky Third-Party Carriers

J. J. Keller’s new Carrier Risk Review Service analyzes all available DOT data to simplify the carrier selection process.

Neenah, WI - Today, J. J. Keller & Associates, Inc. has introduced its new Carrier Risk Review Service to help shippers and brokers assess the risk of third-party carriers.

Through vicarious liability, a shipper or broker that hires a third-party carrier is responsible for knowing the status of that carrier’s motor carrier fitness prior to hiring them and could be held liable in the event of a crash.

“Performing due diligence when selecting a carrier is critical for shippers and brokers because if an accident occurs, plaintiff attorneys will often attempt to demonstrate that the shipper or broker either knew, or reasonably should have known, the carrier was unfit and that the incompetence was a cause of the injury,” said Sean Nebert, director of transport consulting services at J. J. Keller.

J. J. Keller’s Carrier Risk Review Service was designed to improve the carrier selection process by analyzing all available DOT data of selected third-party carriers, including:

  • Valid US DOT/MC Number
  • Proper Federal/State Operating Authority
  • ACORD Form/MCS 90 (Certificate of Insurance Coverage)
  • Satisfactory FMCSA Rating
  • Inspection Selection System (ISS) Scores Below 50
  • FMCSA BASIC Scores

Based on the results of the risk review, clients of the service receive a complete report of the findings, including a four-tiered rating for each carrier that ranks them as low risk, elevated risk, high risk or extreme risk.

“This new service now makes it quick and easy for shippers and brokers to spot potentially unsafe third-party carriers and reduce the risk of vicarious liability,” added Nebert.

For more information about J. J. Keller’s Carrier Risk Review Service, visit or call 844-803-0172.

About J. J. Keller & Associates, Inc.

Since we began as a family-owned company in 1953, our purpose at J. J. Keller & Associates, Inc. has been to protect people and the businesses they run. Today, serving 500,000+ companies across North America, our associates are proud to make a larger impact than ever. Organizations of all sizes rely on our expert insights to help create safe work environments and simplify complex government regulations. They trust in our comprehensive portfolio of solutions – including ELogs, dash cams and mobile technology; driver training via online courses, streaming video or DVD; cloud-based management tools; managed services; consulting services; online and print publications; forms, PPE and safety supplies.

Transportation professionals rely on J. J. Keller’s experts, products and services to reduce risk, improve regulatory compliance, manage performance, and boost operational efficiency. Learn more at jjkeller.comand follow us on LinkedIn, X, and Facebook.


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