Being a carrier can be highly rewarding except when you struggle to find truck loads. And, not just any truckloads, but the right ones: those that work with your schedule and in your preferred lanes. The good news is, there are strategies and tools to find profitable jobs that keep you running and expanding. Take
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
As a truck driver, keeping your truck rolling, keeping yourself and your cargo safe, and finding loads to avoid deadhead miles are some of your top priorities. To do these things, you need to have the right tools handy at a moment’s notice. Here are 41 must-have truck driver tools for 2021 and beyond. 1.
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 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,
Motor freight trucking is the backbone of the U.S. economy. It is how virtually all the goods and commodities we use in our homes and businesses get from their point of origin to their final destination. The industry raked in more than $700 billion in revenue over the course of 2019 and grew even more
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
Many factors come into play when looking for broker partners to connect with to help you find good loads to haul. Like in any profession, there are good and bad players in the industry. Gone are the days of face-to-face interaction, when gut instinct and good chemistry helped guide decisions about who to work with.
When it comes to freight shipping, there are a lot of choices out there. But for those in the transportation industry, it often comes down to which trailer is the best for the job. Dry vans and flatbed trailers are the two most common. But when it comes to dry van vs. flatbed, what is