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Double-Brokering and Co-Brokering

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Today many people in the transportation business believe that double-brokering and co-brokering mean the same thing. This, however, is not true. There is a difference between the two, and it is important for the industry to understand the difference, simply because one can be an asset to your company and the other a definite risk. The question often arises regarding...

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Carrier Safety Rating

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If the recent $23 million jury verdict against CH Robinson, for a fatal accident by one of their carriers, is not overturned on appeal, your responsibility to ensure that you are brokering only to “safe” carriers is much more important than a year ago. If brokers and 3PLs can be held liable for unsafe actions of carriers and their drivers, it is...

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What To Look For In Freight Brokerage Software

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Choosing freight brokerage software can be a daunting task. There are many packages out there, many with varying feature sets and price ranges. You can spend anywhere from $200 to well over $20,000 for a system. What are the core features that you need to keep in mind while sifting through the offerings? Here are a few thoughts: Accessibility Your freight brokerage...

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Tips for Running a Successful Freight Brokerage Company, Part II

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In July, this blog ran an article loaded with tips for a budding freight brokerage company to get up and going. We discussed ways to build both a strong carrier base and a strong customer base. Now it’s time to discuss how to keep your company making money for you, your employees and for the carriers that work with you; and to offer competitive pricing to the...

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