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Frequently asked questions

What is a freight broker?

A freight broker serves as a crucial link between shippers and carriers, skillfully coordinating the transportation of goods.

How do freight brokers find carriers?

Freight brokers use various methods to find carriers, such as online load boards, carrier databases, and building relationships with reliable carriers.

What is a freight rate?

A freight rate is the cost imposed by a carrier to move goods from one place to another. It usually depends on factors such as distance, weight, and the nature of the goods being transported.

How do freight brokers negotiate rates?

Freight brokers skillfully negotiate rates with carriers, taking into account market conditions, shipment volume, and various factors. Their primary objective is to secure highly competitive rates that effectively cater to the needs of both the shipper and the carrier.

What is a bill of lading?

A bill of lading is a formal document that serves as evidence of receipt for the shipped goods. It contains crucial details like the type of merchandise, quantity, and destination. Additionally, it establishes a legally binding agreement between the shipper and carrier.

How do freight brokers ensure the safety of the cargo?

Freight brokers play a crucial role in ensuring the safety of the cargo by collaborating with reliable carriers who possess adequate insurance coverage and adhere to safety regulations. Additionally, they closely monitor shipments and maintain effective communication with carriers throughout the transportation process.

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