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11/30/2021
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6 Steps to Get a Freight Broker License

If you want to act as a freight broker, matching goods that need to be shipped with trucking companies that do the shipping, you will need a freight broker license, or a load broker license. Freight brokers are regulated by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), and the requirements can be confusing. We’ve put

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11/30/2021
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16 Practical Ways to Improve Trucking Fuel Economy

Take a look at some ways to increase fuel efficiencies when you're over the road.

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11/29/2021
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Common Freight-Shipping Terms You Should Know

Whatever industry you’re in, you need to know the lingo. In the trucking business, this means becoming familiar with a variety of standard shipping terms. FCA? DAP? Shipping terms include a variety of acronyms, as well as common words used in a specific way. Learning basic shipping terminology helps you communicate with others in the

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11/23/2021
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CARB Compliance: How to Get (and Remain) Certified

If you are in the logistics industry and operate in California, you might have heard of the California Air Resources Board (CARB). But you might not be fully aware of CARB certification trucking requirements or how to get a CARB certificate of compliance. What is CARB compliance and who needs a CARB compliance certificate? Let’s

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11/22/2021
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Long-Haul Trucking: Everything You Need to Know

If you’re longing for a career that offers the freedom of the open road, long-haul trucking is probably what you think of first. As a long-haul truck driver, you’ll be on the road for days or even weeks at a time, logging most of your miles on freeways or interstates. While this might sound ideal

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11/18/2021
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7 Risk Management Tips for Freight Brokers

Risk management for brokers is an essential part of the job. Unfortunately, the process of checking every carrier’s credentials and verifying that they have the proper insurance is time-consuming. Without a proper vetting process, you risk liability exposure that could damage your ability to make a living as a broker. There are a few key

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11/15/2021
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5 Best Places for Truckers to Get Thanksgiving Dinner in 2021

If you’re going to be one of many truck drivers braving snow, ice, and/or traffic this Thanksgiving and would still like to have a turkey dinner, check out this list of restaurants and truck stops open on Thursday, Nov. 22.

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11/12/2021
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How to Get on Shipper’s Lists: 11 Insights for Freight Brokers

As a freight broker, finding new shipper leads can be a challenge. The ones on your shippers list with excellent reputations and constant volume typically have their lanes covered. Others have their own trucks. Many new brokers struggle to get on daily load lists, let alone on the phone with a shipper. So when you get

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11/11/2021
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Short-Haul Trucking: Pros, Cons & Exemptions

If you’re interested in truck driving and value plenty of time at home, you might consider becoming a short-haul driver. Many people see short-haul trucking as the best of both worlds: freedom over your schedule on the open road with the stability of home. But like anything else, short-haul trucking isn’t right for everyone. Let’s

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11/08/2021
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Carriers Guide to IFTA Fuel Tax Requirements

If you’re in the trucking business, you’ve probably heard of IFTA taxes, or are at least aware that there’s a trucking fuel tax. But you might be wondering, “Exactly what is IFTA in trucking and how does it apply to me?” IFTA compliance is extremely important, but the whole concept can be somewhat confusing. Let’s

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11/08/2021
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How to Start a Successful Trucking Business (14-Step Checklist)

If you want to know how to start a trucking business, chances are you want to work for yourself. Maybe you’re a trucker now and you want to get off the road and have steady income coming in. With more people in the U.S. ordering products online, the shipping and delivery industries are booming. The

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11/05/2021
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12 Factors That Influence Freight Shipping Costs

In an industry so large, you might think there would be a freight shipping cost standard. But there isn’t one. Because freight shipping costs depend on so many factors, getting an accurate freight shipping estimate is surprisingly complicated. Part of it is the regional nature of shipping. Some carriers serve specific regions or shipping lanes

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