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.
There are so many different types of trucks on the road that some equipment might look the same. And in the trucking industry, there are certainly many types of trucks and loads to get the job done. However, they do often differ in the types of loads they transport. There are also different types of trailers for specific types of freight. With that in mind, let’s break down freight, trucks, and trailers and hit the highlights.
Most of us remember high school detention. We did something wrong and had to stay over an hour after class or even on a Saturday. But for truckers, detention may still feel like punishment if even they did nothing wrong. That’s when a trucker arrives at a customer for loading or unloading and the manpower isn’t ready or the paperwork isn’t prepared. Then they wait, which takes up valuable time and eats away at future profits. We tell you what carriers can look for in customers so that they minimize the risk of driver detention.