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04/29/2021
owner operator salaries: how much do they make?
3 Ways to Increase Freight Broker Commission

Many freight brokers are paid on commission. To figure out your take-home pay, it’s important to understand how the freight broker commission structure works, and what determines how freight brokers get paid. Freight broker commission is calculated on the gross margin (total charged to the shipper minus the amount the carrier is paid) of a booked

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04/23/2021
freight carrier
What is a Freight Carrier?

Freight carriers are the individuals or companies that transport goods to their destination on behalf of a shipper. Shippers are the companies that have or make the goods needing to be shipped. The type of freight carrier you use depends on what they ship. For example, cargo and sometimes standard airlines carry air freight. Ocean carriers

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04/09/2021
LTL freight broker
8 Benefits of Using a LTL Freight Broker

Less than truckload freight (LTL) is a good way for carriers to fill trailers with multiple stops in a single area that make their loads more worthwhile and profitable. However, finding these loads takes a certain amount of work, and doing it quickly and efficiently is vital to a carrier’s success. That is where an

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04/07/2021
spot freight
Spot Freight Rates

Technology has disrupted many industries worldwide, but most people don’t think about its impact on the freight and cargo industry. One of the chief impacts has been in spot freight rates, or spot-buy freight, as it is often called. While traditionally, spot freight is used to find rates for a last-minute shipment, it’s becoming a

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03/31/2021
RMIS-Blog
Compliance made effortless for freight brokers, shippers, and 3PLs

It is crucial to operate your business using properly insured carriers who are compliant with your business rules. Trying to track down insurance information from carriers or insurance agents can take you hours or days, which can prevent you from doing business. Outsourcing your compliance management to RMIS will help you reduce risk and enhance your business’s

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03/31/2021
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3 Benefits of Carrier Compliance and How to Track It

Technology is transforming the logistics space, including monitoring shipments from origin to destination. The visibility in the monitoring of shipments helps hold vendors and suppliers accountable for freight-related carrier violations. However, growth in the logistics industry means that most shippers use several carriers, often depending on what they need to ship at the time. Larger carriers often

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03/30/2021
freight forwarders vs brokers
Freight Forwarders vs. Freight Brokers: What You Need to Know

Freight brokers and freight forwarders both coordinate the movement of freight for a third party. They both connect shippers and carriers, negotiate freight rates, and track and ensure delivery. But there is one key difference. A freight broker coordinates the connection between shippers and carriers. The freight forwarder actually takes possession of the freight and often stores,

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03/11/2021
What is motor freight
Motor Freight Trucking 101: What It Is and How it Works

Motor freight trucking is the backbone of the U.S. economy. It is how virtually all the goods and commodities we use in our homes and businesses get from their point of origin to their final destination. The industry raked in more than $700 billion in revenue over the course of 2019 and grew even more

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03/04/2021
freight broker
Freight Brokers: What They Do and How to Hire One

If you’re new to the freight logistics and trucking industry, you’ve probably heard the term freight broker, but you may or may not know what they can do for you and your business. A good freight broker can make your job much easier because you won’t have to worry about where your next load is

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