Your book of business is your lifeline. In other words, the more robust your customer base, the stronger your business continuity. At LDI, we talk a lot about your book of business’s health, and that means evaluating all those customers.
It doesn’t take a lot to start a freight agency. An entrepreneur needs passion, brokering experience, a book of business, and access to phone and internet. So we’re here to share our best work from home tips with you.
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According to the US Federal Highway Administration, 12% of truck delays are caused by severe weather. Weather related events overall cost trucking companies up to $3.5bn a year, and there doesn’t appear to be an end to weather related losses in sight.
LDI’s freight agent program is very much hands off, but we want our agents to succeed. When we see their overall margins are down, we’ll step in to help increase margins.
Damaged, lost, or stolen cargo is a frustrating but all too familiar scenario for shippers. Do you have a full understanding of how and when to purchase all-risk cargo insurance?
We suspect you’re looking to accomplish a few things by joining a 3PL’s Freight Agent Program. Whatever your reasons, a competent and responsive agent-based brokerage is key to help your freight brokerage grow.
Interested in becoming a freight broker? Before you jump into brokering freight, brokers and other industry experts agree these are the must-do tasks before you set out on your own.
Finding new shipping customers is not easy, we know. With you in mind, we put together this post for some ideas on how you can grow your book of business!