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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,

Dry Van Shipping: How It Works and Pros and Cons

dry van shipping

Dry van shipping is one of the most popular, reliable, and enduring shipping forms. Shippers choose dry vans because they provide protection from the elements, security, and 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 by

How to Get More Owner-Operator Loads

owner operator loads

As many as 400,000 owner-operators are driving on America’s roads. One of the most important parts of being a successful owner-operator is getting a steady flow of loads. Figuring out how you’ll get owner-operator loads can greatly impact how much you can earn regularly, and it isn’t always easy. If you’re starting as an owner-operator,

The Top 10 Trucking Posts of 2020

Top 13 websites for truckers

2020 has proven to be an unprecedented year, but the trucking community has remained strong and resilient. Facing the Covid-19 crisis and stay-at-home orders early on, Americans looked to on-demand delivery for their goods. On top of that, medical suppliers shipped more equipment and necessities to the front lines than ever before. Today, with the

What Is Backhaul Trucking?

What is backhaul trucking?

Backhaul trucking is a great way for truckers and fleet owners to make money on return trips while providing shippers with another opportunity to move their products where they need to go. But what is backhaul trucking, and how can you find backhaul loads and improve your backhaul strategy? Here’s what you need to know.

Heavy Haul Trucking: What You Need to Know

Heavy haul trucking

The heavy-haul trucking industry has been on a roll in recent years. Demand for heavy-haul drivers fueled by the energy boom generated a surge in revenue. SJ Consulting reported that the top 10 heavy-haul providers saw a combined 33% increase in revenue from 2017 to 2018, with solid growth continuing in 2019.  The COVID-19 pandemic