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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

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

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

freight forwarders vs brokers

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?

freight shipping

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