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3PL VS. FREIGHT BROKER

3PL VS. FREIGHT BROKER

People often use the terms 3PL and freight broker interchangeably, however, this creates confusion regarding the nuances of either service. 3PLs and Freight Brokers are both intermediaries between the shipper and the carrier, yet their roles differ. A broker focuses primarily on executing a singular shipment and works to meet…

Our Course is Now Audio Recorded!

Our Course is Now Audio Recorded!

Licensing to operations, to sales and marketing, you’ll learn the basics of how to run a domestic freight brokerage or agency in the United States. Written by freight brokerage specialists, our Online Freight & Logistics Management Broker/Agent Training Course will provide you with the knowledge and resources needed to build…

How to Calculate Trucking Rates

How to Calculate Trucking Rates

Over-the-road trucks transport everything from food to electronics to construction equipment. Truckers get their loads from companies and brokers, even other truck companies. Regardless of where the load comes from, the company must set a reasonable rate for the load. When trucking companies are asked to transport a load, they…

What Does a Freight Forwarder Do?

What Does a Freight Forwarder Do?

Importing and exporting are key components for many lucrative businesses. International shipping could present great business opportunities for you, but may also seem daunting. If you have not heard the term “freight forwarder” before, you may be a little confused. Is it a shipping company? A distribution manager? An importing…

How to Rent a Truck

How to Rent a Truck

Rental trucks provide an easy and affordable way to transport lots of small objects at once and haul large items that you otherwise wouldn’t be able to budge. Though the rental process may seem confusing at first, it is actually fairly straightforward once you know all the steps involved. Figure…

What is Logistics and Supply Chain Management?

What is Logistics and Supply Chain Management?

“Logistics typically refers to activities that occur within the boundaries of a single organization and Supply Chain refers to networks of companies that work together and coordinate their actions to deliver a product to market. Also, traditional logistics focuses its attention on activities such as procurement, distribution, maintenance, and inventory management….

Freight Broker or Dispatcher

Freight Broker or Dispatcher

Are you a Freight Broker or Dispatcher? Freight Broker Freight brokers work with both shippers and carriers and serve as the middle man. Many freight brokers make money by negotiating rates with shippers and negotiating a different rate with carriers. The difference between the two rates is the freight broker’s…

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