Startup Costs of Becoming a Freight Broker or Freight Agent

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There is growing interest in the freight industry and more and more people are thinking of starting a career as a freight broker. Before you go and start enrolling in a freight broker licensure exam preparatory course, you should first ask yourself,…

Grow Your Freight Brokerage by Hiring Independent Freight Agents

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Independent freight agents can contribute a lot to a freight brokerage company. But before we discuss how, let us first differentiate a freight broker from a freight agent. Freight Broker Versus Freight Agent A freight broker can only operate…

How to Get the Right Insurance Coverage for Your Freight Brokerage

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Insurance coverage is an important part of any freight brokerage business. You need to get insurance for two reasons. First, so you could qualify for certification and obtain legitimacy. Second, so you are protected in case something goes wrong…

4 Qualities to Look for When Choosing a Freight Broker Training Course

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There will always be shippers looking for carriers and carriers looking for shippers. This is why so many people are interested in knowing how to become a freight broker. In fact, the demand to know more about freight brokerage is so high numerous…

How a Freight Broker can Increase Cash Flow by Following the Golden Rule of Business

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“Treat others as you would want to be treated,” the Golden Rule of Religion is also the Golden Rule of Business. This makes absolute sense if you think about it. Treat your customers correctly and they’ll be satisfied and will likely…

Things About ELD Freight Brokers Should Know

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If asked if they know what ELD means, most brokers will shake their heads in confusion. This may be the first time you have heard the term as well. ELD stands for Electronic Logging Devices. These devices are used by truckers to keep track of…

5 Ways Freight Brokers can Survive the Capacity Crunch

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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…

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

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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…

Insurance Laws Freight Brokers Should Know in 2017

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Nobody in the freight industry wants to talk about Freight Claim Loss. It is considered a taboo topic that no wants to touch. However, all of us equally know that freight insurance, freight claim loss, and freight insurance laws are important,…