Shipper-broker contracts are different than shipper-carrier contracts in several essential ways. Because freight brokers don't directly transport their customer's freight, many of the terms outlined in a shipper-carrier agreement don't align with a freight broker's role.
Companies that don't recognize this, and present their broker with a standard motor carrier agreement, open themselves up to heightened risk and liability if an issue occurs.
Here are the most striking differences between shipper-broker and shipper-carrier contracts to help you avoid this in the future.
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