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

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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

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

Freight Factoring: What is it and how does it work?

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Running a modern freight company takes a lot of work, and you have to do a lot more than just perform owner or manager duties, which are by themselves significant. 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

12 Factors That Influence Freight Shipping Costs

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In an industry so large, you might think there would be a freight shipping cost standard. But there isn’t one. Because freight shipping costs depend on so many factors, getting an accurate freight shipping estimate is surprisingly complicated. Part of it is the regional nature of shipping. Some carriers serve specific regions or shipping lanes

Can Volume LTL Work for You?

Whether you’re an owner-operator or oversee a fleet, you might have multiple preferences as a carrier, whether they include full capacity, the best lanes, immediate payment, or others. Good carriers know that flexibility and agility are an important part of success in your business. Sometimes you might need to accept payment after delivery, take less-than-ideal routes, or