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How To Be a Freight Broker

How To Be a Freight Broker

Freight brokers play a key role in the transportation industry, acting as the go-between for shippers who need to move their freight and the trucking companies with the commercial trucks to move these shipments. We’ll show you how to be a freight broker and the different paths you can follow. We’ll also outline what skills are required, how long it…

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What Is a Freight Broker?

What Is a Freight Broker?

This blog is dedicated to one of the major players in trucking and transportation: the freight broker. While there are lots of different roles and nuances within freight brokerage, freight brokers and freight brokerage companies specialize in one primary activity — and that is finding transportation for manufacturers and distributors who need to transport freight. Brokers play the essential role…

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<strong>How Do Brokers Find Loads</strong>

How Do Brokers Find Loads

The global freight brokerage market is expected to reach more than $86 billion by the year 2028, projected to grow more than five percent between now and then. The U.S. freight brokerage market alone is projected to reach nearly $14 billion by 2028, with a growth rate of more than 36 percent. As a result, the competition is fierce when…

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<strong>What Is a Freight Forwarder vs Broker?</strong>

What Is a Freight Forwarder vs Broker?

In the transportation industry, you may hear the terms freight forwarder and freight broker used interchangeably. Both freight forwarders and freight brokers connect motor carriers and shippers. They both also negotiate freight rates and ultimately are responsible for tracking and managing deliveries. Though both roles involve moving shipments for shippers, forwarders and brokers do provide distinctly different services to companies…

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<strong>Celebrating Pride: Say Hello to Owner Operator Christopher Showman, Local Driver Tig Bear</strong>

Celebrating Pride: Say Hello to Owner Operator Christopher Showman, Local Driver Tig Bear

All throughout the month of June, we’re shining a spotlight on LGBTQIA+ folks working in the trucking industry. In this blog, we’re introducing you to Christopher Showman, an owner operator based out of Western Tennessee who’s been working in trucking for the last 20 years. Christopher specializes in reefer freight and is originally from Toledo, Ohio. Before he became a…

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<strong>Understanding Trucking Company Expenses</strong>

Understanding Trucking Company Expenses

Even though Indeed lists the average annual owner operator salary at $325,000, it’s important to remember that figure is gross profit. The reality is that most owner operators and trucking companies run on profit margins as low as five percent, which is why understanding your trucking company expenses is vital to the success of your business. From truck or lease…

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