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From sales and operations to industry trends, we keep giving you the latest content. We often use our blogs as a condensed version of a podcast episode topic, so if you don’t have the time to listen to an entire episode, check out these shortened versions.
We recently discussed accessorial charges from a high level in our content, but today we’re going to break down one of the commonly disputed charges in brokerage and transportation, the Truck Order Not Used, or TONU.
Have you ever heard the phrase “accessorial charge” and wondered what it meant? As freight brokers, we usually prefer to simplify the way that we invoice customers and pay carriers. But, sometimes things get a little more complicated and we have to account for extra charges.
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!
We’ve talked about the various costs that freight brokers incur, and the optional costs are almost limitless since there’s always a new tool or feature coming out that you can purchase. So let’s say you want to be a freight broker on a budget - what are the bare bone minimum costs and how much money would you need?
We’ve talked about insurance a bunch throughout our course and the rest of our content. We’ve covered liability insurance, contingent cargo insurance, and of course your surety bond. But how do you actually go about obtaining these policies? We get asked this on a weekly basis, so it’s time we explore this with you all.
Ever hear the saying fake it till you make it? Well, one of the best ways to sound like a professional is to emulate what the professionals say and how they say it. You continue doing this until you find your own unique approach. In this blog we'll cover the 5 most common traits of professional freight brokers. So you can implement them today and start closing more customers!