Preferred Carrier Program

It’s no secret that we strive to develop and maintain lasting relationships that encourage a sense of mutual trust and loyalty.

The North Shore Preferred Carrier Program strengthens relationships with carriers who regularly haul loads for us.

Advance Call

  • Preferred carriers receive calls in advance of loads being placed on NSL online load board

Better Equipment Planning

  • We help plan the use of your equipment with regular lanes, consistent loads, as well as working closely with you to develop backhaul opportunities.

Billing Resolution

  • Invoice disputes are settled quickly by telephone, fax or email not snail mail through the U.S. Postal Service.

Preferred Carrier Benefits

Preferred Carrier Qualifications

To qualify, carriers must haul a minimum of 25 loads for North Shore over a 12 month period, and apply for preferred status when the initial requirement is met. To maintain preferred status, carriers must haul a minimum of 50 loads per year for North Shore while consistently providing excellent service to our customers.

North Shore Carrier Criteria

  • Minimum of one year in business
  • We require drivers names and cell phone numbers for any driver hauling loads for NSL
  • Carry minimum cargo insurance of $100,000 and $1,000,000 liability insurance
  • Operate small-to-mid sized fleets
  • Maintain central dispatch with our after-hours contact (440) 835-1280
  • Carriers must sign our Broker/Carrier contract

Download Carrier Documents

The Carrier Set-Up Packet includes the Carrier Agreement, Federal Authority, Surety Bond and W9 forms.