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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,

How to Become a Truck Dispatcher

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Freight is a dynamic and rewarding industry worth almost $900 billion annually. It offers exciting challenges, mental stimulation, and good pay rates. One way to get your start in the shipping industry is to become a truck dispatcher. Dispatchers play a key role in getting trucks out to collect and deliver loads for businesses shipping

What is Freight Shipping?

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Freight shipping is the practice of transporting bulk cargo by road, rail, sea, or air. “Freight” refers to the physical goods or commodities carried in bulk by trucks, trains, ships, or planes. “Shipping” is the process of transporting freight. All freight is shipped, regardless of the method. There are five main freight shipping methods: truckload, less

5 Factors that Impact Dry Van Freight Rates

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Good for a variety of shipping needs, dry vans are one of the most common trailers on the road today. While not climate controlled, dry vans are easily secured and still protect goods from the elements. Shippers choose different types of dry vans depending on the cargo being shipped. Sometimes they need more than one

11 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

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

What is a Freight Truck?

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A freight truck transports things from one place to another. The truck’s body is built around a strong chassis and a powerful engine to easily carry heavier loads. Usually, they transport cargo between warehouses, factories, wholesalers, and retailers. Almost anything being transported interstate or overseas will be on a truck at some point.  Freight trucks come