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Get Off the Hook on Expensive Freight Charges

A freight shipment is a large-scale movement of goods, which can be loose or secured on pallets. Freight charges change frequently, sometimes as often as once or twice per year, often due to higher gas prices. If you are a business that needs to save on shipping charges, there are…

Initiating your own freight company

Perhaps you’ve been working for a trucking company, hauling freight, for some time now. You are getting by, but most of the profits from your hard work are going to the company you work for. You may want to start your own trucking company. It’s a lot of work and…

Reduce Freight Charges

Instructions 1 Centralize freight movement in your organization. Instruct all departments to route inbound and outbound freight through this central point. This will enable you to get a clear picture of the amount of freight transported and expenditure incurred. 2 Choose transport management software that best suits your organizational needs….

What’s Ahead for Trucking?

Fuel prices will decline by 10 cents per gallon, for at least part of the year, but they will remain high relative to carrier revenue. As the fuel price — and surcharge — declines, the line haul portion of the rates will increase to compensate, so the total rate paid…

What are needed to become a Freight Broker

Every day independent freight brokers help cargo companies find the best transportation to move our nation’s products from city to city, state to state and internationally. Independent freight brokers work on their own without the security and support of a larger business structure. Brokers negotiate their own contracts and are…

How Freight Brokers Calculate Freight Rates

If you are the owner of a trucking company, determining which rate to charge customers is a vital part of operating a successful business. Rating freight requires careful analysis of your company’s operating costs, including mileage of your trucks, fuel and vehicle maintenance costs, as well as fees charged by…

How does a Freight Broker or Agent finds its customers

A freight broker matches empty trucks with company merchandise that needs to be transported from one point to another. A freight broker does not own the transport trucks but negotiates a fee he charges manufacturers and distributors to find transportation, then negotiates a lower fee he will pay trucking companies…

How Does a Freight Forwarding Company Work

A New Twist On An Old Business When you had to get a product from one place to another, it used to be that you’d call a shipper who would send a truck over, pick it up and take it to wherever it was supposed to go. Today, though, international…

Freight Industry at its Best

A freight company has the job to arrange all the details of a cargo transport between shipper and carrier. The company acts as an intermediary and takes off some problems that both parties would have if they worked alone. If you want to ship an item, you will have a…

How to Become an Independent Freight Broker

Every day independent freight brokers help cargo companies find the best transportation to move our nation’s products from city to city, state to state and internationally. Independent freight brokers work on their own without the security and support of a larger business structure. Brokers negotiate their own contracts and are…

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