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What is a Freight Carrier?

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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

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

3 Benefits of Carrier Compliance and How to Track It

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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

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

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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