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5 Reasons to Become an Independent Freight Agent with GlobalTranz

Are you looking to take the next step in your freight and transportation sales career? Becoming an independent freight agent may feel intimidating, especially when you're just starting out. Luckily, partnering with a trusted freight broker agency or agent-based third-party logistics (3PL) company like GlobalTranz makes the process of becoming an independent agent easy.

Starting your freight agent journey comes with an array of benefits. Whether you're looking to make more money, enjoy more workplace flexibility or grow in a financially secure environment, joining an established 3PL company can help you excel from day one. Learn about the 5 benefits you'll experience by joining GlobalTranz as an independent agent.

1) Financial Backing from an Established 3PL Company

As a third-party logistics company we offer top-notch sales and product training that will help you keep up to date with industry trends and current events that may impact your customers' businesses. With our in-house business development and consulting teams supporting you every step of the way, you'll never feel alone on your journey to success as an independent transportation or agent.

GlobalTranz also offers fully paid bond coverage for our agents. That means you'll have peace of mind knowing your operation is protected without having to pay the steep bond costs required of freight brokers.

2) Uncapped Earning Potential as a Freight Agent

Be your own boss and write your own paycheck with unlimited earning potential! With your own freight agency, you'll have access to competitive commission rates from GlobalTranz on every shipment. The more you sell, the more you'll earn. And since you're in charge of your own career as an agent, you can experience increased growth year over year as you build your book of business. Plus, GlobalTranz agents aren't limited by state borders so your network can be as widespread and diverse as you like.

3) Gain Access to 85,000+ Vetted Carriers Nationwide

Globaltranz offers a full suite of logistics services and solutions to back up your new freight broker agency, from managed transportation to white-glove and final-mile delivery. To top that off, our agents have access to pre-negotiated capacity and Tier 1 rates from a full catalog of carriers.

Whether shipping internationally or just across your state, we're partnered with a variety of carriers to meet your customers' unique freight shipping needs. As an independent GlobalTranz agent, you'll start with a leg up on the competition with instant connections to more than 65 less-than-truckload (LTL) carriers and more than 85,000 full truckload shipping (FTL) carriers nationwide! And with on-site customer and carrier visitation opportunities, you can build a network and grow your business from day one.

4) Proprietary Transportation Management System and Technological Resources for Freight Agents

We don't just offer personalized support from our dedicated team of industry experts. We also offer the technology and digital resources you and your customers need to manage your freight shipments all in one convenient location. With GlobalTranz TMS, our proprietary transportation management system, our freight agents and shippers can access analytics and business insights, manage customer and vendor accounts, quote tender across all modes, see real-time tracking updates and more. Need additional help or experiencing an issue? We offer specialized IT and helpdesk support to keep your operation up and running.

5) Dedicated Administration and Operations Support for Your Freight Agency

When starting your own freight agency, you need a 3PL partner who works for you. That's why GlobalTranz emphasizes our agent and customer experience above all else with dedicated, personalized support from our customer service representatives. Whether you're a veteran cargo and freight agent or fresh on the scene, our customer support team is here to run instant customer credit verifications, help with collections and invoice resolution, assist with opt-in truckload service and more.

Plus, our experienced agent development team provides industry expertise and can visit prospective and existing customers alongside you to help grow and maintain your book of business.

Additional Benefits for Freight Agents

Although these five benefits top the charts as reasons to become an independent freight agent with a trusted 3PL company like GlobalTranz, they are far from being the only perks. By starting a freight agency with us , you'll also gain:

  • Greater control over your own schedule and flexibility in how, where and when you want to work
  • Medical, dental and accident insurance to protect both you and your business in case of illness or injury
  • A wide array of marketing resources and support from our team of dedicated professionals

The Sky's the Limit by Partnering with us as your Third-Party Logistics Provider

It's no secret that the largest benefit to becoming an independent agent is freedom. This career shift allows you to manage and run your business on your own terms. Set your own schedule, decide who to work with and operate independently while still having access to all the support and resources GlobalTranz has to offer.

Ready to take your freight career to the next level? We'll connect you with our agent development team and see if working with us is the next best step for your career.