A freight agent is an independent contractor operating under a licensed freight broker, with no need for special licenses or certifications.
On this 200th episode, Nate and Ben venture into the intricate workings of a freight brokerage’s back office. The efficient operation of the brokerage isn’t solely attributed to the sales team, but also to the crucial supporting roles such as accounting and carrier compliance, which ensure the brokerage remains on track.SURVEY Chance to Win $1,000: […]
The back office of a freight brokerage represents a complex network of departments and roles, all essential to the seamless functioning and profitability of the business. Although the freight broker industry is often associated with front-end operations, such as sales and business development, the back-office operations and their personnel form the backbone of the business, ensuring the company stays afloat and thrives.
As a freight broker, claims can be a pain in the butt. Especially claims with produce where there’s disputes between the shipper, broker, and carrier to determine who’s truly at fault. Recently, we interviewed Doug from Produce Blue Book to get his expertise on produce claims, and I’m going to give you a quick recap in this blog.
In this blog we’ll discuss two of the most important objectives in prospecting. And you’ll learn how to be less frustrated by rejection, better informed about their supply chain, when you should be following up and most importantly how to turn more of your prospects into customers.
The job market is tighter than ever right now, and the freight brokerage industry has been growing at a pace that can be hard to keep up with. So how can freight brokers grow when it’s so hard to find good talent to join their team? In this blog, I’m going to explain the near-shore staffing model, and how the top freight broker companies are using it to diversify their team and talent.
Cold Calling. It’s the one thing that intimidates many new freight brokers, but it doesn’t have to be that way. If you know how to handle a cold call and what questions to ask, you’re way more prepared than that typical novice freight broker, and that’s what we’re here to talk about today.
How much money is in the freight brokerage industry? How much money can a freight broker make? What is the most amount of money we’ve seen someone make in their first year? We’ll answer all of the above plus some bonus tips to help you optimize your income quickly!
Freight broker training – from courses to coaching and consulting, there’s tons of products and solutions out there for anyone looking to launch their career in the freight brokering world. What do you need, what will you learn, and finally what do we recommend?
“Can I become a freight broker without experience?” We hear this question quite often, and there’s a handful of item’s you’ll want to look at before starting your career in freight. In this blog, we’ll explore the ways you can get started as a freight broker along with some tips to boost your chances at success in this industry.