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Qualities of a Successful Freight Broker

Qualities of a Successful Freight Broker

Honesty and Trustworthiness Honesty, though sometimes making things harder for the broker, pays off a hundred times in the long run. Making transparency and honesty your standards when communicating with carriers and shippers means you will eventually gain their trust. Trustworthiness is a direct result of being honest about the conditions of a load or…

Freight Broker Interview Questions

Freight Broker Interview Questions

A Freight Broker secures transportation for goods by serving as a liaison between shippers and carriers and communicates with dispatchers and drivers to track the status of loads. Ideal applicants are customer-oriented, meticulous and proficient multitaskers. Avoid confused, lethargic applicants. Freight Broker Interview Questions 1. Could you tell me about…

5 Characteristics of Every Freight Broker

5 Characteristics of Every Freight Broker

1. A Good Knowledge of the Trucking Industry A freight broker usually works in close collaboration with the trucking industry because this is one of the main ways of transporting freight across the country. That is why it is important for them to ensure that they are aware of the…

Commodity Broker or a Brokerage Firm

Commodity Broker or a Brokerage Firm

Many experienced, successful commodity brokers and traders reach a point where they consider opening their own brokerage firms. They would gain the opportunity to make significantly more income, but the venture also involves a lot more work and responsibility. Making the right choice for your own career depends on your personal strengths,…

Tips for Negotiating Freight Rates

Tips for Negotiating Freight Rates

You found a load on a load board that meets your business requirements.  The next step is contacting the broker to negotiate the freight rate. Rates listed on load boards are rarely “all-in”. “All-in rates” cover the hauling cost as well as assessorial fees and fuel surcharge. Brokers generally offer lower rates because that…

Freight Brokers Income

Freight Brokers Income

A freight broker is a middle man between a trucker and a customer in need of shipping services. As a broker, you connect drivers with companies or individuals that need their goods shipped to a specific location. Brokers are not shippers or carriers. They work with shippers to find a carrier willing…

The Benefits of Online Training

The Benefits of Online Training

Online training delivers real benefits for staff development. Some benefits are inherent in all online training courses. But it’s also important to look for specific features that deliver a personalized approach to your online training. We’ve summed it up in a simple slideshow that illustrates the benefits of online training…

Online Freight Broker Training Pricing

Online Freight Broker Training Pricing

With Packages starting as low as $99, you can learn the skills you need to be successful in the Transportation and Logistics Management as a Freight Broker/Agent with our online freight broker training courses. As a leader in the online freight broker training industry, Freight Brokers Course.com has developed a Freight…

What is a Freight Broker?

What is a Freight Broker?

What is a freight broker? A freight broker is an intermediary between customers, freight forwarders and shipping companies. Freight brokers connect the three different entities inherent in the shipping process. To understand what a freight broker is, it is also necessary to understand what a freight forwarder and a shipping…

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