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8 Ways to Get More Owner-Operator Loads

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One of the most important parts of being a successful owner-operator is getting a steady flow of loads. But as many as 400,000 owner-operators are driving on America’s roads. Figuring out how you’ll compete for owner-operator loads can significantly impact how much you can earn regularly, and it isn’t always easy. Find your next load

Dry Van Shipping: Pros, Cons, and Rates

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Dry van shipping is one of the most popular, reliable, and enduring shipping forms. Shippers choose dry vans because they protect from the elements, provide security, and offer versatility. But what is dry van trucking, when and why should you choose to offer dry van shipments, and what are the pros and cons? We’ll start

3 Ways to Increase Freight Broker Commission

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Many freight brokers are paid on commission. To figure out your take-home pay, it’s important to understand how the freight broker commission structure works, and what determines how freight brokers get paid. Freight broker commission is calculated on the gross margin (total charged to the shipper minus the amount the carrier is paid) of a booked

A Carrier’s Guide to Partial Truck Loads

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Partial truckload shipping, also known as PLT freight, is one of the least common, least understood, and least serviced cargo types across the logistics industry. Partial loads can be very lucrative for carriers. Knowing how, why, and when PLT loads make sense for shippers can help you capitalize on that demand and improve your fleet’s cost per

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,