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10/07/2021
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6 Important Contracts for Freight Brokers

Once you come to an agreement with a carrier to move a load, it’s time to formalize the deal. Freight broker contracts put the agreement between brokers and carriers for freight hauling into writing. The contract ensures that both parties know the financial arrangements and have the necessary details to fulfill the order. The importance

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10/05/2021
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6 Ways Freight Brokers Can Find Quality Loads

As a broker, you make money by connecting shippers with carriers. The more connections you make, the better your margins will be. The market is huge. Freight brokerages and agencies are expected to account for $145.2 billion in 2021. After last year’s pandemic slowdown, the broker business is forecasted to end the year with 11.7%

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09/23/2021
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12 Ways Freight Brokers Can Find More Shipper Leads

When you’re a broker, time is money. You need to cover more loads in less time while navigating driver shortages, avoiding the bad actors, and doing too many manual tasks. That means less time to find new clients that fit your parameters. You know how competitive the business is, but there are ways to beat

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08/24/2021
A Broker’s Guide to CSA Scores: How Do CSA Percentiles Work?

Did you know that a CSA (compliance, safety, accountability) rating can make or break a carrier’s career? In fact, CSA scores are critical and can determine a carrier’s success. CSA scores are assigned to a motor carrier’s unique transportation number rather than their personal driving record. The lower their score, the better. When managed well, carriers with low CSA scores

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08/12/2021
Carrier Vetting: 7 Ways Brokers Can Verify Quality Carriers

As a broker, you probably already know how important it is to vet your carriers. You can be held liable if you hire a trucking company that is then involved in an incident while moving freight. When just starting out, you may not be sure of the best way to go about checking each carrier’s

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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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07/14/2021
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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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07/08/2021
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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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07/02/2021
Carrier Sourcing
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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