P.O. Box 1440 Hightstown, NJ 08520
Phone: (609) 426 - 0555
Fax: (609) 443 - 0004

North American 
Transportation Consultants Inc. 

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Under C.R.I.P., NATC sends highly trained and specialized field personnel directly to a carrier's Principle Place of Business (PPB) or Terminal location to conduct an on-site review. While most third-party reviews are performed by personnel with little direct experience in carrier operations, our reviews are performed by personnel who have previous experience as actual carrier safety directors or motor carrier enforcement agents.

Unlike other carrier auditing programs,
C.R.I.P. provides carrier personnel with practical and effective consulting services during and directly after the on-site review. One of the two goals of this program is to improve each carrier's safety and compliance status, and thereby reducing liability exposure to both shippers and the carrier. Carriers, while initially reluctant to on-site audits of their operation, have found the C.R.I.P. approach very effective and valuable to their company as a management tool. A number of carriers have requested their own on-site audits as a meansof evaluating and improving their own operations.

NATC provides an overall numerical rating of 0 to 10 for each C.R.I.P. performed.This rating is derived from a formula which takes the weighted values of each question asked on the multi page audit report and divides the score by the maximum applicable points possible for that carrier review. A copy of the multi page completed C.R.I.P.
report is left with the carrier during the exit interview.

We also provide a rating on the safety and hazardous material/environmental areas separately. The major benefit of receiving a numerical rating is that it allows both the shipper and carrier to compare the operations of various carriers to one another on the basis of safety and liability exposure. Carriers can use the number to plot and track progress in their safety and compliance programs.