How Freight Brokers Diversify Their Book of Business

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.

How to Run a Freight Agency Out of Your Home

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.

LDI Presents The Midnight Freight Broker Podcast

LDI is dedicated to our agents and their success! Now we’re delivering the best information straight to your podcast app every week, whether you’re one of our agents or not.

How Freight Brokers Plan for Severe Weather

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.

How Agents Can Increase Margins

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.

When to Purchase Cargo Shield Insurance

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?

What You Should Expect From Your Freight Agent Program

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.

Do This Before You Launch Your Own Freight Brokerage

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.

How To Find Shipping Customers

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!