How to choose a freight broker
Many factors come into play when looking for broker partners to connect with to help you find good loads to haul. Like in any profession, there are good and bad players in the industry. Gone are the days of face-to-face interaction, when gut instinct and good chemistry helped guide decisions about who to work with.Read More →
Flatbed vs Dry Van: Which is Right for Your Business?
When it comes to freight shipping, there are a lot of choices out there. But for those in the transportation industry, it often comes down to which trailer is the best for the job. Dry vans and flatbed trailers are the two most common. But when it comes to dry van vs. flatbed, what isRead More →
How to Get More Owner-Operator Loads
As many as 400,000 owner-operators are driving on America’s roads. One of the most important parts of being a successful owner-operator is getting a steady flow of loads. Figuring out how you’ll get owner-operator loads can greatly impact how much you can earn regularly, and it isn’t always easy. If you’re starting as an owner-operator,Read More →
Truckstop.com Brings Book It Now Digital Freight Matching To Mercurygate’s TMS Customers
Transportation and logistics industry leaders Truckstop.com and MercuryGate International today announced the availability of Truckstop.com Book It Now digital freight matching technology with MercuryGate’s comprehensive SaaS transportation management system (TMS). “Not only is MercuryGate one of the largest and fastest-growing TMS platforms in the industry, they are also an innovation leader,” said Brett Webb, chiefRead More →
6 Best Trucker Trip Planners for 2021
Truckers must accomplish many tasks every single day. They have client deadlines to meet for shipping but must also stay safe on the road, make sure their truck is maintained and operating at peak efficiency, and they must also take time for self-care. That’s where a good trucker trip planner comes in. But creating anRead More →
What is a Transportation Management System (TMS)?
As with many other industries, the logistics and transportation industries rely more and more on technology to streamline operations. While many trucking companies use spreadsheets, emails, and phone calls to manage their operations, transportation management systems (TMS) are a much better option. What is a TMS? TMS technology helps companies optimize the use of drivers and otherRead More →
How to Become a Freight Broker: Simple 11-Step Guide for 2021
Freight and shipping in the USA is almost an $800 billion industry, and a freight broker plays a key role in managing the millions of loads transported each year. Freight brokerage services help connect truckers to consistent work while helping shippers get the best value getting their loads to their destinations. Being a freight broker can beRead More →
How to Get the Best Carrier Rates
Maintaining your equipment, managing your business relationships, and controlling fuel costs are important parts of running an effective trucking business. But cash flow may be the most important piece in keeping your business operational and profitable. It’s a good idea to keep a reserve of cash that you can tap into in difficult times. LiningRead More →
2020 At A Glance
As we kick off 2021, we want to take a moment to celebrate and thank all the amazing men and women who supported us through one of the weirdest and most challenging years in recent memory. Thanks to you and your continued dedication, critical medical supplies were delivered, shelves were stocked, building materials were shipped,Read More →
Freight Broker Salary: How Much Do Brokers Make Each Year?
Unlike many salaried jobs in the United States, freight broker income is harder to determine. That’s because there are several ways a freight broker can be employed and get paid. The location also has a huge impact on freight broker salary. Looking online, freight broker incomes range widely from $42,926 (payscale.com) to $93,618 per year (indeed.com).Read More →
Freight Factoring: What is it and how does it work?
Running a modern freight company takes a lot of work, and it means you have to be a lot more than just an owner or manager. You’re also your own human resources department, marketing department, and accountant. Freight factoring (AKA load factoring) makes that last job a little easier by helping you manage your cashRead More →
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, AKA a load broker license. Freight brokers are regulated by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), and the requirements can be confusing. Fortunately, allRead More →