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Freight forwarders vs freight brokers vs shippers and who carriers get loads from.

Brokers, Shippers, and Freight Forwarders: What’s the Difference?

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.