You’ve done your due diligence. You’ve managed to build a solid freight broker business with happy, long-term customers and mastered the technique of bringing on new customers regularly. In fact, business is booming! Sounds great, right? The problem is…your business is busting at the seams and there’s just you and maybe a partner that’s running […]
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In last month’s blog post, “The Facts on LTL & Dimensional Shipping”, I discussed reasons why freight brokers should ship less-than-truckload (LTL) as opposed to full truckload (FTL). At the end of that article, I included some bonus tips on when Partial Truckload Shipping should be considered. This month, I thought I’d delve a little […]
If you’re a freight broker agent that primarily ships Full Truckload (FTL) you may have asked yourself, “What is LTL?” Or perhaps you already know that LTL stands for Less-Than-Truckload – something a dry freight “common carrier” would haul. This could mean anything from one skid to many skids but NOT a truckload. When should […]
A central question that shippers are almost always faced with is – how to choose a freight broker? Pick the wrong one and you’re running the risk of having your goods picked up with a delay, lost or damaged. Of course, part of the responsibility lies with carriers but that’s exactly the point of selecting […]
Global logistics provider Logistic Dynamics, Inc. (LDi) today announced a long-term agreement with MacroPoint, creator of patented freight tracking software designed to give shippers, brokers, 3PLs and carriers real-time visibility into load status. MacroPoint will be enabled across LDI’s entire network of more than 55,000 motor carriers. “MacroPoint is the perfect fit for Logistic Dynamics’ TMS, LDi Freight, heavily utilized by our […]
The only thing constant is change and in order to build a successful and sustainable freight broker business you need to embrace diversification. Diversification. The word tends to strike fear in the hearts of entrepreneurs and business owners alike, for two reasons: To implement, it means that your business must undergo changes and consequently growing […]
As rewarding as having a successful freight broker business can be, it is fraught with challenges on a daily basis. Some of those bigger challenges might include building your contact list, gaining more customers and growing your overall business. With those and other challenges come obstacles and the root of all obstacles with your prospects […]
When we are about to venture into new territory, we all wish we knew the right way to proceed or a roadmap that led us to a destination of success. In reality, it’s never that easy. If you’re starting out in the freight sales agent profession, calling on a prospect is not only a priority […]
The top reason for failure for any freight broker or freight agent is giving up. The good news is, YOU can overcome that reason and make yourself someone who doesn’t give up. Whenever you are challenged, it’s always hardest in the beginning before it becomes easy. Freight management is no exception. For any freight broker […]
As you build your freight broker business, you’re going to witness rejection. It’s inevitable. However, as great a freight broker or freight agent as you might be, not everybody wants to deal with you! This is a perfect reason to always be building your contact list. The rejections freight brokers experience might not be the […]