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How to Figure Truck Freight Charges

If you are planning a business venture that will require you to ship your products by truck, the freight charges to do so will be one of the major expenses you need to plan for. Without properly calculating those charges, you won’t be able to put together a realistic business…

Finding LTL Freight Loads for a 26 Foot Truck

Sometimes people or businesses need to ship something that’s too large for parcel services to handle, but doesn’t fill up an entire 52 foot shipping trailer. Less than truckload or LTL freight services exist to collect these smaller cargoes, often combining several loads into a single batch and taking it…

Requirement for Broker Licensing and Truck Driver Training

A 2009 American Transportation Research Institute study tracking trends in the trucking industry notes that 7.3 million people are employed in the industry. Out of those jobs, 3.4 million were held by long haul CDL certified truck drivers transporting goods either as independent contractors or for transportation companies. Drivers often…

Certified Business Broker

A business broker is someone paid to buy and sell businesses. Unlike a Realtor, who lists and sells real estate, a business broker specializes in buying and selling business entities. Becoming a business broker doesn’t require a considerable amount of advanced education; however, you must have a significant amount of…

Starting an Independent Trucking Business

The transportation industry is full of stable, lucrative opportunities, particularly in the field of truck driving. Well-qualified, professional truck drivers are needed to operate garbage/dump trucks, ship hazardous materials and transport packages and freight from one destination to another. Starting an independent trucking business on your own requires a considerable…

Things Needed to Become a Freight Broker

A truck freight broker helps match manufacturing companies with trucking companies. A successful broker will be able to set up truck pick-ups and deliveries, maintain accurate shipping records and ensure that all freight arrives safely and on time. Many brokers work from home and have a list of customer contacts…

How to Become a Freight Broker

Research the trucking and transportation industry to learn more about the day-to-day tasks of a truck freight broker. Basic skills needed include: -Sales and marketing -An understanding of the transportation system -Customer service skills -Bookkeeping skills -Attention to detail If you have little experience in transportation or shipping, you may…

DOT Standards for Fire Extinguishers

[box type=”shadow”]The United States Department of Transportation Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration regulates what items trucks transport and how they transport them, for the safety of everyone on the road. The FMCSA’s Shippers General Requirements, Packaging and Exceptions rules and regulations include Part 173.309: Fire Extinguishers and Part 393.95: Emergency…

Big Rig Risks & Hazards

[box type=”shadow”]Not following the law when you have an accident in your big rig will leave you open to tickets, fines and lawsuits. The United States Department of Transportation (DOT) Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) regulates commercial transportation and maintains records of all accidents involving commercial trucks on roads…

Freight Broker Versus Freight Broker Agent

[box type=”shadow”]Commercial transportation is conducted by brokers and agents who facilitate the moving of physical goods from one location to another. You need to know the difference between brokers and agents so you can determine the level of expertise you receive in your transportation booking. Once you understand the differences,…

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