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The Problems With Tax Exempt Bonds

Municipal bonds are a type of bond that allow you to earn interest without paying any taxes on it. While this could be looked at as a major advantage for some investors, these bonds are not without a few drawbacks. The problems may be enough to keep you away from…

How to Find Local Freight Forwarders in China

China’s trade industry is growing exponentially, especially the freight forwarding business. Many of China’s freight forwarders handle considerable amounts of freight volume within the country; however these companies are relatively unknown to the rest of the world. Finding a reputable freight forwarder in China is not as simple as looking…

How to Be a Freight Agent

Freight agents are responsible for organizing, tracking and billing cargo shipments of all kinds. The work involves coordinating with customers regarding goods to be shipped, method of shipment, special requirements for shipping, customs, tracking shipments, local pickup and delivery, and invoicing. Most freight agents are employed by freight brokers or…

About Freight Forwarding

A freight forwarder is a third party provider that plans the logistics, schedule, details and implementation of shipments from one location to the next. Logistics is the ability to smoothly and effectively organize the complex process of planning the flow, storage and delivery of goods and services from the point…

Facts on Freight Brokers

If you are a company that seeks to send freight to other parts of the country or around the world, finding a reliable carrier can be a problem. That is where freight brokers come in. With knowledge of the industry and contacts the broker can find affordable and reliable carrier…

How to Choose an Investment Broker

The relative ubiquity of the Internet and the availability of extremely affordable online stock trading companies (such as Charles Schwab, Scottrade and Zecco) has upped the ante for what you should be able to expect from a stock broker. According to investment expert Jason Kelly, no one who knows how…

How to Choose the Right Broker

When you begin investing in the stock market, it is important to choose the right broker to handle your investment accounts. When comparing brokers, consider the capabilities of the brokerage company and compare this to the price of its service. Different brokers will be appropriate for people investing in different…

U.S. DOT Freight Broker Information

A freight broker acts as an agent between a company with goods to ship and a carrier to transport those goods by truck. Brokers are licensed and regulated by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. Description Freight brokers arrange transport only. They do not handle or…

How to Contact a Freight Broker’s Bonding Agent

When using a freight broker to arrange a load, verification of the broker’s surety bond is essential. You can get bond information online, but the FMCSA can’t tell you if the bond has pending claimants. The best way to determine satisfactory bond coverage is to contact the freight broker’s bonding…

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