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Freight 360 is the place where you will find training and content on everything freight. We believe that making transportation knowledge accessible for all parties creates efficiency within the industry.
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September 30, 2021

Free Sales Webinar Coming in October!

Regardless of the size, one of the biggest challenges facing newer freight brokers is how to find shippers. On behalf of DAT Freight& Analytics, broker-trainer experts, Nate Cross and Benjamin Kowalski of Freight 360, share 5 strategies that you can easily employ to find shippers and quickly grow your business.

During the webinar, Nate and Benjamin will take a deep dive into how to find shippers by leveraging everyday resources, your network, searchable databases and more. Join us on Tuesday, October 12th for a chance to learn strategies and ask questions of our expert panelists.


Tuesday, October 12, 2021
10:00 AM PST, 11:00 AM MST, 12:00 PM CST, 1:00 PM EST

August 16, 2021

New Website Launched

The new Freight 360 website is now available! Our complete library of podcasts, videos, blogs, and more is now searchable. If you have a topic that you'd like us to cover in an upcoming show or video, fill out the form on the contact page of our website.

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July 27, 2021

Freight 360 Featured on FreightWaves

Freight 360’s hosts have both been recently featured on “Put That Coffee Down,” a live show on FreightWaves hosted by Kevin Hill. Ben Kowalski joined the show on June 29th 2021 to discuss tips on how to grow a sustainable book of business for freight brokers and Nate Cross joined the show on July 27th 2021 to discuss the agent model of freight brokers. You can learn more about Put That Coffee Down by visiting https://www.freightwaves.com/news/category/media/podcast/put-that-coffee-down

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Episode 110: You Need to Prioritize Your Growth!

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Episode 109: What Closing a Customer is Actually Like

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Episode 108: Labor Shortages (with Trey Griggs)

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October 18, 2021

What is a Freight Broker?

What is a freight broker? This might seem like a straightforward question, but you'd be surprised at how many people aren't aware of exactly what a freight broker is and does. In this blog, we will help you better understand the role of a freight broker in the movement of cargo. 

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October 12, 2021

Freight Broker Commission Percentage

What commission percentage do freight brokers get paid? There’s a bunch of variables that go into answering this question, so let’s take a look at a few of the common freight broker jobs and how much commission they earn.

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October 4, 2021

How Do Freight Brokers Make Money?

How do freight brokers make money? There are a lot of different ways to generate income as a freight broker. There are also a lot of different approaches and strategies, and each has its pros and cons. In this blog we'll be answering the most important question of all, how do freight brokers actually get paid? 

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October 16, 2021

Freight Broker Commission Percentage | Everything you need to know! 🚚

October 15, 2021

You Need to Prioritize Your Growth! - Episode 110

October 9, 2021

How Freight Brokers Make Money

October 8, 2021

What is it really like to close customers? - Episode 109

Our Hosts

Nate Cross

Nate Cross is a graduate of Business Management. He began his logistics career in the US military and continues to serve as a logistics officer in the Army National Guard.  He transitioned into third-party logistics as a business development specialist in 2014. Nate started a podcast focused on freight brokering in 2019 called The Midnight Freight Broker to create a fun and educational conversation about the world of freight.  In 2020, he joined forces with Ben, and together they rebranded the venture to Freight 360.

Benjamin Kowalski

Benjamin Kowalski is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh. Where he earned his Bachelor of Science in both Accounting and Finance with a minor in Economics. He did graduate coursework at Carnegie Mellon focused on Entrepreneurship. He now coaches and consults with clients in the US and Europe. Ben’s mission is to help others become the best versions of themselves through overcoming their self-limiting beliefs, fears, and diving headfirst into their goals. His passion is to develop leaders through coaching and compassion.


Ben was an incredible support during my first year and held me accountable to maintaining a high level of activity. Ben helped me to set, achieve, and exceed my goals such as getting MDRT and qualifying for a quarterly incentive trip -- goals that I would not have set without his encouragement and insights. Additionally, he helped me to sharpen sales-specific skills such as closing and making a good introduction. He also made a point to help me break down the sales cycle and create processes and systems to ensure consistency in activity and results. Being a very analytically minded person, I found it very helpful.

Nicholas Cummons

“Love the insight, humor, and direction that these two convey!  They are a great duo, and both are well versed in transportation and logistics!  Thank you for your words of wisdom, and your guests are well picked and moderated!”

Anthony Evans

“A college education in Freight Brokering for FREE.  Nate and Ben do an amazing job sharing their insight into the freight broker business. Whether you are a beginner looking to start a career in freight or you own your own brokerage, listening to Nate and Ben will help you learn many tips and tricks of the trade. They are able to break down the complicated and make it simple to understand. 100% worth the listen.”

Matt W.

Benjamin is such a great coach.! If you are looking to be a better executive, increase your productivity and boost your business revenue, definitely Ben is the go to coach that you are looking for to transform your life and your professional career I also encourage everyone in the logistic industry to listen his podcast Freight 360.! I am constantly grabbing golden nuggets on every episode..! Ben keep sharing your content.!! You are transforming people’s life and making a great contribution to the world.!

Francesco Campione

I have been working with Ben for 1 month. I have been instilling all of the training and tips that he is providing into my existing sales team. We have already experienced an uptick in sales and referrals...but even better than the numbers, my reps are having more fun and spending less energy. We are excited to continue the journey. Ben has an abundance of knowledge and delivers it in bite sized pieces and reinforces the strategies every time we speak

Curtis Bailey

Being trained by Ben was excellent. He didn't give me just generic busy work, but really catered to what I needed as an individual. As a result I had the best year in my career and would recommend his services for anyone wanting to get ahead in freight brokering.

Scott Burrows

Ben at Freight 360 has been providing me coaching services for a couple of months. Although I've provided transportation services for over a quarter of a century (15+ years as Landstar agent, 10+ as broker) I had been neglecting sales and marketing duties. I was too busy working IN the business and not ON it. Ben has helped me identify my strengths and weaknesses which has built my confidence back up. Further, he's helped me better organize myself so that I can efficiently and effectively reach out to prospects. I look forward to continuing work with him in order to enhance my skills and learn more about what other brokers are experiencing. I highly recommend working with Ben whether you've been in the business for a long time or are just thinking about opening your own brokerage.

Martha Brown

freight 360 group Coaching is awesome for anyone who is in the transportation industry, it doesn't matter if your a novice broker like myself, agent or vet who's looking to 10x your knowledge base, and or earnings. Benjamin Kowalski and Nate Cross offer a very intimate interactive comprehensive approach to overcoming any apprehensiveness or other road blocks that may exist. Coming from a background outside the trucking industry, I'm thankful that i have not one but two mentors who are both knowledgeable and giving. The knowledge they're imparting, is a blessing. I'm ready to start this journey with their help. Make sure you join their free podcast F360. I'm looking forward to this journey. Just to give you a gem my first coaching session happened while i was driving to the airport , i had my son taking notes. we covered a lot of ground so i will leave you with this make sure you know the load to truck ratio and what drives the market and if my son can take good notes so can you :) Godspeed.

 Bowshawn Mack

I am taking coaching classes from Benjamin and Nate from Freight 360. I learn about niche, CRM and TSM, which I never learned from any freight broker school. After taking freight broker courses, I do not know what to do next. I was so confused about the whole process. Thanks to Ben who taught me how to start my business, how important to have CRM and TSM and how to target your prospects. I can go on and on about their teaching but I want everyone who is reading this try yourself. One more thing their price are very reasonable also. I highly recommend Freight 360 coaching.

Rajwant Kaur

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