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 …

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 …

Freight Agent Marketing

7 Tips for Freight Agent Marketing

GTZ Blog Post, Freight Agents

Every year, advances in transportation, logistics and freight brokerage technology keep the logistics industry in constant flux. These changes can impact not only your freight management operations but also how you market your business. Here are 7 of the most untapped but effective freight agent marketing tips. #1: Promote Your Niche Last year we told you about how to market …

10 Ways Freight Agents Can Minimize Last-Mile Logistics Issues

10 Ways Freight Agents Can Minimize Last-Mile Logistics Issues

GTZ Blog Post, Freight Agents

Amazon has nearly 80 fulfillment centers located throughout the U.S. That is partly how they are solving the last-mile issue. But for the typical freight agent, it’s not only cost prohibitive, it is often financially unfeasible to build one fulfillment center —let alone more than six dozen. With faster on-time delivery demand coming from consumers and trickling down to freight …

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 …

Successful Freight Agent Skills

10 Key Skills Needed to Be a Successful Freight Agent

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Becoming a successful freight agent is easier than ever before with the right technology in hand. Our GlobalTranz TMS and CRM are renowned in the industry. However, technology alone does not make a successful freight agent. For example, there are certain habits that freight agents need to have in order to be successful —like the ability to handle high-pressure logistics …