Apr 28, 2020
Apr 28, 2020
With over 6 years of experience in transportation industry in North America, working mostly in freight brokerage and logistics projects, I want to share my knowledge.
Freight brokers act as intermediaries by arranging for the transportation of cargo between shippers and motor carriers. The selection of a reputable motor carrier who will transport the cargo is a very important process that should comply to the requirements set forth by the shipper.
Freight brokers play a pivotal role in the movement of cargo in the USA and Canada. The freight broker determines the needs of a shipper and then contracts a carrier willing to transport the items at a fair price to his brokerage.
Freight brokers carry insurance to protect their shippers and their own brokerage from loss. But it’s not a requirement from FMCSA as much a safety net for the freight brokerage.
Brokering Freight is not for Sissies! You have to be driven by results, motivated and act with passion in order to achieve great success in this business!
Remember: Your attitude is Everything about Everything! 💡
In modern freight brokerage companies, the work is divided between 3 parties:
To simplify: Sales Bring Customers -> Logistics Specialist move the freight -> Customer Service is track and tracing the shipments and update the client until the shipment delivers.
Building strong relationships with clients and carriers, is the Key 🔑 for a successful freight brokerage business.
In the next article, we will discuss about different types of freight and equipment. Ciao
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