How Freight Brokers Deliver Value to Carriers

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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 …

3 Ways Freight Brokers Lower Your Shipping Costs

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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 …

The Real Grinch: Fraudulent Carriers

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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 …

Freight Brokerage Value vs Uber Freight Buzz

Freight Brokerage Value vs. Uber Freight Buzz

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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 …

7 Steps for Freight Agent Success

7 Steps for Freight Agent Success [INFOGRAPHIC]

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Are you serious about becoming a highly successful freight agent? If so, then you need to be willing to put in the work to set yourself apart from every other freight agent. On top of that you need to have the best tools and data to help your customers get their freight delivered on time, without error and within their …

omni-channel logistics challenges

8 Omni-channel Logistics Challenges Facing Freight Agents

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In order to understand the difficulties facing freight agents in an omni-channel world, you have to realize that consumer demand is really driving these challenges. Technology has created a consumer market, even for large freight, that demands high-speed logistics across multiple channels to fulfill customers’ fast delivery expectations. People often think of the consumer’s view of omni-channel in the form …