Carrier hit with $6 million judgment for lost load

A recent multi-million dollar summary judgment should remind carriers to review their shipping contracts and load gavelacceptance practices when it comes to high-value cargo.

A U.S. District judge in Ohio on Aug. 26 awarded Westerville, Ohio-based broker Exel Inc. $5.9 million in its case against Southern Refrigerated Transport Inc. of Texarkana, Ark.

At issue was a 2008 shipment of pharmaceuticals stolen from a rest stop near Dickson, Tenn., while en route from Exel’s Mechanicsburg, Pa., warehouse to Memphis.

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