Revenues Rise in 3Q for 3PLs

The third quarter saw a rise in freight shipments and revenues for logistics brokers compared with the same period a year ago, but profit margins fell 40 basis points due to cost increases in the spot market for trucks, according to the Transportation Intermediaries Association’s quarterly 3PL Market Report. Total shipments rose to 1.4 million…


Rising Freight Broker Demand

In this week’s Thomas Index I’m going to cover what we call the “Thomas Index Four by Four.”. These are four product or service categories that have seen an upward trend in sourcing activity in the Thomas Network at, for at least four weeks running. First up is the category of flexible metal hose,…


Local trucking firm sells one division

GERING – Nebraska Transport Company, founded in Gering in 1973, recently underwent a major change, but most people will see no differences. NTC owner Brent Holliday, the second generation of the family to operate the business, has sold the LTL small package delivery division to Cross Country Freight Solutions, a family-owned company out of Bismarck, North…


Anti-ELD protests to begin Dec. 4

Is planning a series of protests at over 40 locations across the country on Monday Dec. 4. The 19,000-member group ELD or I originally aimed to hold protests in every state and Charlie Claburn, one of the organizers for the group’s national effort, noted that larger states will have multiple rallies. We’re going to have…


How to Become a Freight Broker?

1 Consider enrolling in an educational program that teaches the ins and outs of being a freight broker. Both online and classroom programs are available. 2 Register with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration as a freight broker. File the 0P-1 Application for Motor Property Carrier and Broker Authority form mandated by the FMCSA. Pay a $300…


Freight Broker Jobs

In accordance with the BLS, freight brokers prefer to employ Agents who hold a high school diploma or a GED, otherwise, there are no formal educational requirements for your job. At first, they perform fundamental tasks like weighing freight and making certain that parcels are shipping to the correct address, under the supervision of other…