How Freight Brokers Deliver Value to Carriers

GTZ Blog Post, Carrier Partners, Homepage, Logistics Best Practices

It’s no secret that many carriers see freight brokers as a necessary evil, a roadblock keeping them from working directly with the shipper to move cargo. Without context, you can see why that assumption is often made. What’s the point of a freight broker if the shipper can just pick up the phone and call the carrier to schedule a …

Top 10 Reasons to Love Your Freight Brokerage Firm

GTZ Blog Post, Freight Agents, Homepage

Let’s face it – we spend the majority of our lifetimes working so it’s no surprise that strong relationships are often formed with business colleagues. And for GlobalTranz, some of our strongest relationships are with our freight agents and carriers – and of course our ultimate customers, shippers. Our freight agents are problem solvers, they’re reliable, and they are always …

3 Ways Freight Brokers Lower Your Shipping Costs

GTZ Blog Post, Homepage, Logistics Best Practices, Technology

Freight brokers act as the intermediary between shippers and carriers. They have the network, the experience and the resources to fulfill orders and get shipments where they need to be. Yet, like anyone serving as a liaison, they are always fighting the stigma that they’re an unnecessary and expensive part of the equation. “Why pay a freight broker to move …

Save the Date – 2017 GlobalTranz Freight Agent Conference

GTZ Blog Post, Homepage

Join GlobalTranz and the nation’s top freight agents at the 2017 GlobalTranz Freight Agent Conference for 3 days of engaging sessions, innovative logistics technology demos and networking with your peers. Learn best practices for growing your freight brokerage business and be the first to see new enhancements to the GlobalTranz technology platform. If you are a GlobalTranz freight agent or …

freight agent safeguards against weather-related challenges

6 Safeguards Freight Agents Can Take Against Weather-Related Shipping Challenges

GTZ Blog Post, Freight Agents

According to one survey, weather-related shipping challenges cost trucking companies between $2 billion and $3.5 billion on average. In fact, overall weather-related shipping challenges add up to close to 3.5% of the U.S. GDP. Unless you have a plan for managing risks due to weather, just one hurricane or devastating snowstorm could upend your business. Weather-Related Shipping Challenges Add Up …

The Real Grinch: Fraudulent Carriers

GTZ Blog Post, Logistics Best Practices

There is a transportation industry crime fit for The Grinch this holiday season: fraudulent carriers. Fraudulent carriers know how to take advantage of shippers during a particularly vulnerable time of need – last minute order fulfillment during the holiday season. Cargo theft reportedly increases by 40% during holiday weekends as more freight shipments are on the road to meet the …

Logistics Technology Innovation – Q&A with GlobalTranz CTO

GTZ Blog Post, Homepage, Technology

GlobalTranz is investing heavily in logistics technology innovation and leading the market with its freight brokerage technology products for less-than-truckload (LTL), full truckload (TL), carrier selection and freight agent lead generation. This week, GlobalTranz CTO Greg Carter participated in a Q&A interview with Superb Crew in which he elaborated on the value GlobalTranz delivers to shippers, carriers and freight agents. …

Freight Brokerage Value vs Uber Freight Buzz

Freight Brokerage Value vs. Uber Freight Buzz

GTZ Blog Post, Logistics Best Practices, Technology

The launch of Uber Freight got quite a bit of press last month, as Uber shared its vision of cutting out the middleman in freight movement by connecting shippers directly with available carriers and providing real-time pricing. Uber is not the first to attempt this model. Other companies have tried it with mixed results and minimal disruption to the traditional …