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Combatting Carrier Fraud - Knichel Onboards Highway

 After announcing our thrilling partnership with Highway, we're eager to show some features of the software. It offers us unparalleled visibility into the carriers we select to transport your loads. As you rely on us to handle your shipments, we want to showcase the meticulous vetting process we undertake before selecting a carrier. So, here's a sneak peek into the information we have access to during this process.

Focal Point: What makes Highway so secure?

Classifications: These are the crucial guidelines that form the foundation of our carrier selection process. With a strong emphasis on safety, reliability, and security, these rules are in place to ensure that we only partner with carriers who meet our stringent criteria. We believe in working with carriers who share our commitment to excellence and who prioritize the well-being of our customers' shipments.

  • Carrier must have a clear physical and digital footprint or ELD connections with Highway.
  • Carrier must have any manually entered identifier verified by Highway.
  • Carrier must not have any active identity alerts.
  • Carrier must have a DOT or MC number.
  • Carrier must have an operating status authorized for property.
  • Carrier must not have any active out-of-service orders.
  • If rated, Carrier must have a satisfactory safety rating.
  • Carrier must have a safer operating status of active.
  • Carrier must have at least 180 days of continuous authority.
  • Carrier must have minimum BIPD coverage of $1,000,000 USD.
  • Carrier must have a minimum Cargo coverage of $100,000 USD.

By adhering to these classifications, we can guarantee that every carrier we choose has the necessary physical and digital footprint or ELD connections with Highway. This allows us to have unparalleled visibility into their operations, ensuring that they meet the highest standards of professionalism and efficiency. We leave no stone unturned in our vetting process, ensuring that each carrier has a clear and verified identifier, a valid DOT or MC number, and an operating status authorized for property transportation.

Furthermore, we go above and beyond to ensure that the carriers we select have a satisfactory safety rating and a safe operating status. By considering factors such as continuous authority, insurance coverage, and compliance with regulations, we can confidently choose carriers who prioritize safety and have a proven record of responsible operations.

Our commitment to these classifications is rooted in our dedication to providing our customers with a seamless and worry-free shipping experience. We understand the importance of trusting the carriers who transport your valuable cargo, and our meticulous vetting process ensures that we only partner with the most reputable and dependable companies in the industry.

At Knichel, we believe that our customers deserve nothing but the best, and our classifications serve as a testament to our unwavering commitment to excellence. Rest assured, when you choose us as your logistics partner, you can have complete confidence in our carrier selection process and the high standards we uphold.


This screen is the overview of all the features we can see about any carrier, the plethora of features allows us to choose carriers with confidence knowing that they will transport shipments safely and effectively. 


Here are the classifications we use to carefully select our carriers. These essential guidelines are in place to ensure that we only work with the most reputable, dependable, and secure carriers.

This screen displays a comprehensive list of all our carriers, providing us with the flexibility to tailor the search according to our customers specific needs. The filters make it effortless to select the desired equipment type and quantity. Furthermore, this tool offers valuable insights such as the location of their headquarters, unique identifiers, dispatch contacts, lane certainty, fleet number, and whether their assessment is a pass or fail.


This screen displays detailed information about the equipment used by the carrier. It provides insights into the types of vehicles and trailers they have, as well as the quantity and age of each. Additionally, it offers a comparison of their equipment's age with that of other carriers.


The safety software is equipped with tracking capabilities that monitor and detect unsafe driving practices, ensure compliance with hours of service regulations, oversee vehicle maintenance, identify instances of controlled substance or alcohol use, and assess driver fitness. At Knichel, safety is our top priority, and with the help of Highway's innovative features, we can guarantee that your loads and drivers are operating safely and intelligently.


Under each aspect of the safety tab, you will find a detailed list of specific violations. All violations related to unsafe driving, hours of service compliance, vehicle maintenance, controlled substance and alcohol, or driver fitness are clearly outlined below their respective ratings for each category. This invaluable feature allows us to confidently select carriers that prioritize safety and have a proven record of practicing safe and responsible operations.


Another key safety feature offered by Highway is the ability to access and review the crash history of carriers. This valuable information enables us to make informed decisions about whether or not to use a particular carrier based on the frequency and severity of their past accidents. Additionally, Highway also provides visibility into the type of cargo that these carriers transport.


Lastly, this safety feature displays a comprehensive list of all inspections that require verification. Ensuring that inspections are thoroughly checked is crucial to avoid any potential delays in shipments caused by unforeseen mishaps on the carrier's side.




If you're intrigued by what you've seen so far, don't hesitate to reach out! We'd love to answer any questions you have about this incredible software and how Knichel incorporates it into our operations. Get in touch with us at