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Tips on how to start a Freight Brokerage Business

Railroads once owned U.S. commerce, but with the rise of interstate highways in the 1950s, it has been trucks every since. The government figures that, on a typical day, roughly 43 million tons of goods worth $29 billion move on highways in the United States. The ebb and flow of…

What career you can get in Transportation Brokerage

The transportation industry boasts many lucrative job opportunities. One of the best is in transportation brokerage. Careers in transportation brokerage have become an essential part of the industry as a whole. Transportation brokers connect carriers with shippers and receivers so the domestic and international transfer of goods goes off without…

How Freight Charges were estimated

If you need to ship freight to another business or if you are ordering something that comes as freight, you may want to estimate the freight charges ahead of time. Getting a freight estimate is a fairly simple process. The process is similar to getting a rate quote for shipping…

Freight Broker Salary in IL

A freight broker is a sales professional that sells freight transportation services to clients. Freight brokers work for transportation logistics, wholesale and manufacturing organizations that move products from one location to another using a variety of carriers. The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimated the wages for a freight broker in…

Basic Freight Broker Laws

Freight broker laws govern the transport of cargo from location to another. Freight brokers consist of individuals or companies that act as intermediaries to set up the necessary services for shippers in need of having cargo transported and companies that can provide the necessary services. Freight brokers work with companies,…

How to Gain a Freight Broker License in Texas

Freight brokers are responsible for searching for shippers who need cargo transported from one place to another. Freight brokers must also search for trucks to move the cargo and contact the shippers to let them know that they’ve found trucks. Freight brokers act as middle men for each party and…

How Freights were rated

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…

Starting a Freight Contracting Business

A freight contractor serves two kinds of customers: the truckers who rely on the contractor to find jobs and the businesses who turn to contractors to find qualified truckers to successfully haul their loads. Some contractors charge a percentage to the truckers for their services, while others work on retainers…

How Freight Contracts were negotiated

Freight companies provide transportation internationally, domestically and within the same city. They ship everything from tangible products to liquid food items to hazardous chemicals. Businesses rely on freight companies to transport inventory from suppliers and to ship finished products to customers. In both cases, the company signs a contract with…

Tips on how to look for carriers as a Freight Broker

Freight brokers work as intermediaries between shippers and motor carriers. It is often easier for shippers to hire one broker to find carriers for all of their freight than to find different carriers to carry particular loads. Carriers can also benefit from serving one or two brokers rather than serving…

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