carrier requirements     

at target we value the relationship with each of our carriers as a valuable part of our transportation process.  we know that our success is largely attributed to the quality carriers that contract with us.   in order to be set up as a carrier with target all carriers must be able to meet the following criteria:

  • must have valid insurance coverage with reefer breakdown exclusions    (if applicable) and a minimum cargo insurance coverage of $100,000  $1,000,000 liability insurance,  exclusions must be listed
  • must have proper and current operating authority
  • signed broker carrier contract
  • must have cell/gps or satellite tracking
  • 6 months+ verifiable experience
  • target must have all documentation on file at all times

carrier applications are denied without exception with any of the following assessments:

  • back solicitation
  • hijacked load
  • in-transit agreement modification
  • re-brokered freight without permission
  • excessive reports of….
    • no show     
    • truck cancelled after accepting a load      
    • incorrect equipment provided      
    • claims
  • must have a minimum on-time percentage of 90% or higher
  • drivers must be accessible 24/7 for communication from dispatch
  • once becoming a target certified carrier, the preceding standards must be maintained.

����� produce/temperature controlled/frozen freight

  • two years minimum verifiable experience
  • trailer must be 2000 or newer – 53’ preferred
  • excessive claims
  • insurance certificate must show reefer breakdown coverage with all exclusions listed


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