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07/22/2021
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A Freight Broker’s Guide to Carrier Insurance Monitoring

As a freight broker, you are the go-between for shippers and carriers. You might already know that it’s important to require proof of insurance during the carrier selection process. But did you know that even if you have a carrier’s certificate of insurance on file, you might be still be held legally responsible if something

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07/15/2021
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Everything You Need to Know About Wide Load Trucking

600 million tons worth of oversize or wide loads hit the highways annually, according to the Department of Transportation. Nearly 5 million permits are granted each year. Wide load trucking can be a lucrative business, but you need to meet additional safety regulations. If you’re moving heavy equipment or oversize loads, you will need to

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07/14/2021
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A Broker’s Guide: How to Automate Carrier Onboarding and Monitoring

In the broker industry, carriers are more than the people who move products safely on a deadline. As part of your transportation team, they’re also an extension of the services you, as the broker, provide to your clients. An honest, trustworthy, qualified carrier can go a long way to growing and maintaining your reputation among

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07/09/2021
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6 Ways to Run a More Profitable Trucking Business

You might have decided on a trucking career because you like the idea of being your own boss. You can set your own hours and be independent out on the road instead of in an office. But is the trucking business profitable? On the surface, the statistics suggest not. And the National Association of Small

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07/08/2021
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Broker-Carrier Agreements: Everything You Need to Know

On any given day, freight brokers work with shippers of all types to pinpoint capacity and rates, use load boards to find qualified carriers, and handle mounds of documentation and paperwork. One of the most important pieces of paperwork is the broker-carrier agreement. Once you’ve found a driver to haul your shipper’s freight and both

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07/06/2021
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Practical Mileage Pay: What It Is and How to Calculate It

Truck driver pay is one of the biggest components of pricing a load, and it’s often largely based on miles. But miles can be calculated in several ways, including practical miles, actual miles, and shortest miles. You’ll get paid differently depending on which calculation brokers and shippers use, so you need to know the difference

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07/02/2021
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Carrier Sourcing: 5 Ways Brokers Can Increase Capacity

As a freight broker, a key part of your job is to continually ensure you have enough carrier capacity to manage your loads. The better you get at carrier sourcing and maintaining those trusted relationships, the higher percentage of loads you can cover and the more money you can make each month. But carrier capacity

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07/01/2021
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Accelerate Carrier Onboarding Without Cutting Corners

When it comes to your freight brokering business, what keeps you up at night? Is it finding qualified capacity so you can cover more loads and increase your profitability? Given today’s exceedingly tight capacity and ongoing carrier shortage, it’s no wonder. According to ATA, the trucking industry today needs more than 1.1 million new drivers

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06/28/2021
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Freight Invoicing: Pricing Factors and Best Practices

Having an efficient process for generating freight invoices will help you get paid faster. Getting paid faster means carriers can concentrate more on booking freight and delivering loads rather than racking up hours creating invoices and tracking down payments. We’ll explain some of the key elements that make up a freight invoice and the level of detail

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06/18/2021
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10 Common Ways Truck Drivers Get Paid

No matter how freeing the open road is, you still have to figure out how to get paid. If you’re new to the trucking industry, you might wonder, “How are truck drivers paid, and how much can I expect to make?” Exactly how much money you’ll earn depends on multiple factors, including your reputation, level

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06/10/2021
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Truck Factoring: Everything You Need to Know

What is truck factoring?  Being a carrier can lead to a great deal of freedom, especially as an entrepreneur. But one downside of being an owner-operator is getting paid on time. If you’re lucky, you might get paid at the end of a delivery. But more often than not, you end up waiting for your

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06/09/2021
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Partial vs. LTL Freight: Which One Should You Choose?

In a perfect world, you want a full trailer of cargo, whether driving state to state or coast to coast. But oftentimes, the freight brokers and shippers you work with might not need 100% of your trailer space for their shipments. Instead, they might opt for either partial truckload (PTL) or less than truckload (LTL)

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