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05/05/2022
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Freight Forwarders vs. Freight Brokers: What You Need to Know

Freight brokers and freight forwarders are both part of the freight industry. Both coordinate the movement of freight for a third party, 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 but does not handle freight

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04/19/2022
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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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04/07/2022
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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

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04/05/2022
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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 on spot freight rates, also called spot-buy freight. While traditionally, spot freight is used to find rates for a last-minute shipment, it’s becoming a more common tactic that

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01/26/2022
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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 brokers have a salary range from $42,926 (payscale.com) to $93,618 per

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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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08/12/2021
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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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