Entries by jerome@asaniglobal.com

The Importance of Knowing What Carriers Want from a Freight Broker

Carriers have become more cautious in partnering with brokers after minimum surety bond for freight brokers was increased from $10,000 to $75,000. According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMSCA), the number of freight brokerage companies dropped from 20,000 to 13,000 when the ruling became in effect in 2013. Understanding carriers’ preferences has become […]

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5 Ways Freight Brokers can Survive the Capacity Crunch

Weather-related delays and low inventories, along with the steadily improving economy, are increasing demand for carriers. Sounds good? It is if carriers can keep up with the increasing demand. Carriers are sometimes unable to keep up with the increased demand. The harsh environment surrounding logistics can choke carriers, some to the point of closing. This […]

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Regulations that can Make it Harder for Freight Brokers to Get Loads

Back in October 2014, the FMCSA submitted an Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that recommends raising the limit of insurance required from carriers and, though it doesn’t specify a dollar amount, if the minimum is raised, it would have far-reaching effects across the entire freight brokerage industry, affecting all aspects of logistics. As a broker, […]