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Freight Broker and Agent: How does it differs?

If you’re thinking about becoming a freight broker, you may want to consider starting off as an agent first. Agents still have the freedom to grow their business, but without the administrative headaches of paying the bills and maintaining the requirements of a “Broker Authority”. Some agents make a very…

How To Find Customers as a Freight Broker

Freight brokerage is the business of moving cargo from ports and dry docks all over the world. This is important as it is an essential leg of commerce as goods are transported across countries to consumers who are willing to pay good money for them. Freight brokers and agents make…

Importance of Surety Bond in becoming a Freight Broker

Why do we need Freight Broker Surety Bonds? Because these bonds are a firm financial guarantee and are required by FMCSA. A bond protects truckers hired by a freight broker by ensuring that payments for the jobs are complete. This type of bond assures that both parties (the shipper and…

Duties of a Freight Broker Agent

A freight broker has the important responsibility of working with a company that needs shipping services and a carrier that is authorized to transport the load. It is important to note that a broker does not actually do any of the shipping or the transportation of items. There are many…

Guides on Selecting a Freight Broker

The truck capacity shortages shippers experienced last fall are sure to continue as the year goes on. But armed with a good freight broker, you can weather the storm. Many shippers turn to brokers when freight demand far outstrips carrier capacity. Shippers using a broker can access increased capacity without…

Freight brokers coping with Fuel-Price hike

Skyrocketing fuel prices and the weak U.S. dollar are creating unanticipated new opportunities and challenges for local freight brokers and forwarders. Since the cost of diesel fuel has risen 135 percent in the past year, these shipping intermediaries are watching customer loyalty erode as local manufacturers and importers struggle to…

How Freight Broker Factoring Can Help

Owning and controlling a business is no walk in the park, as the business owner will be forced to deal with a myriad of complex, stressful and emotionally demanding problems that will arise in the course of doing business. However, as difficult as owning a business is and can be,…

Tips on How to Become a Freight Broker Agent

As a third party intermediary, there are certain things that need to do before becoming a full-pledged freight broker agent. Here is the list of the things you have to remember and carry out to jump-start your career in the freight brokering business. Freight Brokering and Freight Broker Agents Experience…

Ways to Figure Truck Freight Rates

Setting the freight rates for your trucks is one of the most important decisions you will make when you operate a trucking company. Your rates will determine your success: If your rates are too high, you will not have customers, and if your rates are too low you will lose…

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