The Facts on LTL & Dimensional Shipping

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 […]

What Type Of Freight Brokers Should Shippers Work With?

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 […]

The How & Why to Diversify Your Freight Broker Business

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 […]

How Freight Brokers Banish Prospects’ Fears

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 […]

How to Be a Freight Broker Sales Call Rock Star!

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 […]

5 Ways For Freight Brokers To Never, Ever Give Up

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 […]

5 Ways For Freight Brokers To Deal With Rejection

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 […]

Where Is Your Motivation?

For every freight broker and freight agent, achieving your goal in this industry is going to take time.  One day of hard, focused effort isn’t going to be enough.  To get what you desire, you have to put in hard, focused work every single day, day after day, for a long and extended period of […]

Best Practices for Renewing Your Freight Broker Bond

If you’re active in the freight broker business, you’ve probably had to renew your freight broker bond these last few summers in order to stay compliant with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) requirement for broker licensing. Surety bond renewal is an important administrative step that freight broker agents need to take care of, […]

Recipe For Success To Move More Freight

Just as there are recipes for success, there are recipes for failure.  As a freight broker agent, you’ve done your homework and you’ve tested things during the course of your business that have helped you determine what works and what does not.  For a freight broker agent, a typical day almost always involves having several […]