Dedicated Lanes for Carriers: Pros, Cons, and How a Broker Can Help

Posted by Sean Glenz on May 24, 2024 10:00:00 AM

In the ever-changing world of freight shipping, carriers constantly face the challenge of balancing stability with flexibility.

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What is an Asset Carrier with Brokerage Authority?

Posted by Derik Gertken on Mar 13, 2024 10:00:00 AM

You have some gaps to fill in your carrier network, but only want to onboard the right fit. Who ya gonna call?

With so many options to choose from, it’s understandable to wonder which type of provider is best..

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How Can I Track My Freight? Load Tracking 101 for Shippers

Posted by Tyler Turn on Mar 11, 2024 10:00:00 AM

It’s true: I’m a package-tracking enthusiast. I get a thrill when my email inbox pings with that all-important tracking information. I delight in watching my parcels move through the country, and I eagerly..

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Headhaul vs. Backhaul: Definitions & Their Effect on Shipping Costs

Posted by Eric Olson on Mar 8, 2024 10:00:00 AM

Line hauls and tankers and BOLs, oh my! The transportation industry has a lot of lingo. As a shipper, if trucking isn’t your first language, you might struggle to keep up in conversations with your carrier. 

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Having Multiple Carriers in an Area: Pros, Cons & How to Choose

Posted by Justin Werner on Mar 6, 2024 10:00:00 AM

Everyone likes convenience. Americans like it so much we named a whole genre of stores after it!

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Private Fleet vs. Outsourced Trucking Services: A Head-to-Head Comparison

Posted by Scott Falk on Dec 6, 2023 8:00:00 AM

In this age of companies doing more and more in-house rather than relying on vendor partners to provide specialty services, many companies prefer to have a private fleet of trucks and drivers rather than..

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How to Deal With Point of Contact Changes at Your Freight Carrier

Posted by Wade Mann on Sep 15, 2023 7:39:00 AM

One of the things you may have adapted to when working with a carrier or broker is your point of contact. Your point of contact is the individual you communicate with at the provider, often a salesperson or..

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Freight Rate Spot Quotes: How to Get One, How to Compare Them and Negotiation Tips

Posted by Tucker Sexton on Sep 8, 2023 7:56:00 AM

The first step in arranging a shipment is to reach out to a carrier or broker and receive a rate. With just that information, you can decide which provider is best for you based on the competing interests of..

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[Video] 3 Tips for Choosing a Transportation Provider

Posted by Josh Rivers on May 25, 2023 10:23:31 AM

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The Pros and Cons of Shipping Freight Using a Small Trucking Company

Posted by Derik Gertken on Mar 20, 2023 10:00:00 AM

Your freight making it to its destination on time hinges on decisions you made well before it ever loaded. Prime among these decisions is which transportation provider(s) you trust to handle your freight..

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