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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…

How Does a Credit Report Affect Getting a Customs Brokerage License?

Importance Credit reports, along with additional records such as a criminal history, help government officials verify an applicant’s identity, but, more important, those reports help gauge an applicant’s integrity. Customs brokers control millions of dollars of goods entering the U.S. A poor credit history, especially if it includes serious negative…

Trucking firms face fines for skirting payroll costs

Truck drivers may drive hundreds of miles a day, but many are doing it without benefits and routine worker protections, according to lawmakers going after companies that improperly classify the drivers as independent contractors. Assembly members released a proposal last week that sets a much higher bar for port trucking…

Ship-holding Corp. Acquires Pure Car

International Shipholding Corporation (ISH) today announced the purchase of a 1999-built Pure Car Truck Carrier (PCTC). The vessel acquisition was funded by a $3.5 million cash payment and the sale of the Company’s 1994-built PCTC, Green Cove, to the seller in a transaction valued at approximately $27.5 million. The newly…

Truckers Guided by GPS Said to Hit N.Y. Bridges 200 Times

Truckers following faulty directions by global positioning systems devices have hit bridges in New York City, Long Island and Westchester County more than 200 times in the past two years, the New York Democrat said in a letter to Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood yesterday.About 80 percent of bridge strikes in…

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