In the trucking industry, freight brokers are middlemen. They connect shippers to carriers. They negotiate deals with shippers and secure carriers to haul the loads. They develop relationships with shippers and carriers so that the deal proves a money-maker for everybody. And there is money to be made, as the freight brokerage market is expected to reach $41.6 billion in revenues by 2024. Are you interested in becoming a freight broker? We can tell you the steps you need to take.
Everyone in the trucking industry plays a vital part in getting goods delivered across the nation. Truckers take great care with cargo, making sure it arrives promptly and in perfect condition. But many truckers don’t have the time to regularly search for loads. Read more to learn how dispatchers and load boards can benefit truckers!
All truckers, whether you are a company driver, an owner-operator, or a one-man trucking company, want to haul high-paying loads. There is always a fixed eye on freight rates and, naturally, the higher the better. But before you go searching for higher-paying freight, consider these points first.
Truckers need loads to stay in business. They need loads that pay well from trustworthy brokers and shippers. They also need loads that are easy to find.
Load boards are the quickest and most widely accessible way to find truck loads. Even truckers lucky enough to run dedicated lanes or haul under contracts most likely began those relationships by finding that first load on a load board.
If you’re a carrier, be it a trucking company fleet owner or an owner-operator, you know you want great loads that pay well. You also know you want customers you can trust to get paid on time and establish great relationships with customers to haul for again and again.
But do you know the difference between freight brokers, shippers, and freight forwarders? Let’s look at each so you have a better understanding of where loads originate. That helps make the haul even smoother.