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8 Benefits of Using a LTL Freight Broker

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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

Spot Freight Rates

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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

Compliance made effortless for freight brokers, shippers, and 3PLs

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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

Freight Forwarders vs. Freight Brokers: What You Need to Know

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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,

What is a Freight Broker Agent?

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Millions of shipments cross the country every year. Most of these shipments are organized by freight brokers and freight broker agents. This overview explores the essential differences between a freight broker, a freight agent, and an independent freight agent. These three roles have a lot in common, but there are significant differences. Read on to

How to Become a Freight Broker: Simple 11-Step Guide for 2021

How to become a freight broker 11 steps

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 be

Freight Broker Salary: How Much Do Brokers Make Each Year?

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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).

6 Steps to Get a Freight Broker License

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, all