About FreightCenter

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Who We Are

FreightCenter, based in Palm Harbor, Florida since 1998, is the largest privately-held and veteran-owned full-service 3rd Party Logistics company. Our primary focus is to assist individuals and businesses with their freight shipping needs; however, we also offer international, truckload and parcel shipping services. From competitive rates to fully optimized freight shipping solutions that handle needs for all types of businesses, FreightCenter is an all-in-one shipping solution service for our customers. Our service comes complete with personalized attention and customer support that is powered by our proprietary software.

Our Mission

To create value for our customers by delivering customized shipping solutions that meet their unique needs and to fulfill shipping demands from simple to complex with expertise, guidance and ingenuity.

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In 1998, Matthew Brosious, President & CEO founded FreightCenter and we began reinventing the shipping process. Since then, we’ve helped thousands of businesses and individuals all over the world get their goods from point A to point B faster and smarter.

It all began by servicing the transactional freight shipping needs for the everyday consumer. We soon discovered that our customer's shipping needs were changing. Shippers want a partner, someone who understands their unique needs. They want experts in logistics to help remove inefficiencies and handle the process.

Today, FreightCenter is a privately owned, full-service 3PL with a vast portfolio of transportation solutions from rail to truckload to parcel packages. As we move the shipping and logistics industry into the future, we are committed to delivering a streamlined and simplified shipping experience.

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WHAT CREDENTIALS DOES A FREIGHT BROKER NEED? 

Believe it or not, it used to be easy to start a freight brokerage like FreightCenter. All you needed was access to carrier rates and a way to capture the attention of shippers who need freight transportation. In today’s age, the industry is heavily regulated and freight brokers are required to uphold consumer protection standards.

Here is a list of credentials every freight broker or 3PL should have:

  1. DOT or “Department of Transportation” Number – a federal required identifier for freight brokers and forwarders
  2. MC or “motor carrier” Number – In 2017, the Department of Transportation added two extra digits to this number to allow for the expansion of new motor carriers.
  3. Standard Carrier Alpha Codes – a National Motor Freight Traffic Association (NMFTA) unique two to four-digit identifier of transportation companies
  1. Surety Bond – all freight brokers are required to maintain a $75,000 bond to cover any fraudulent activity
  2. Transportation Management System (TMS) – a piece of software that connects a broker to hundreds of freight carrier rates and booking systems
  3. Security Protocols – Any company that operates online should use a secure protocol for their website. This security is indicative of a lock box icon next to the URL in your browser.

Culture.

We are FreightCenter.

Our backbone is our dedicated experts who provide our customers with the help and guidance they need. We are go-getters who roll up our sleeves and get down to business solving your shipping challenges. We celebrate people, talent, teamwork and ingenuity. We are continually curious, innovative and looking to the future.

Awards and Endorsements

  • 2019 Food Logistics’ Top 3PL & Cold Storage Provider Award
  • 2019 Business Observer’s Top 500 Companies on the Gulf Coast
  • 2018 Tampa Bay Business Journal’s One Tampa Bay Honoree
  • 2018 Supply & Demand Chain Executive PRO to Know
  • 2018 SmartWay® Transport Partner
  • 2018, 2017, & 2016 Food Logistics Top Green Providers
  • 2018, 2016, 2015, & 2012 Food Logistics Top 100 Software and Technology Providers
  • 2017 Green Supply Chain Award from Supply & Demand Chain Executive
  • 2017 Food Logistics’ Champions: Rock Stars of the Supply Chain
  • 2017 Tampa Bay Business Journal Top 200
  • 2017 Tampa Bay Business Journal Heroes at Work
  • 2017, 2012, 2011 & 2010 Gulf Coast 500 Recipient
  • 2013, 2012, 2009, 2011, 2010, 2008 & 2007 Inc. 5000 Award Recipient
  • 2013, 2011 & 2010 Diversity Business Top Businesses

  • NASSTRAC Member
  • TIA Performance Certified
  • SmartWay Certified Partner
  • Transportation Intermediaries Assoc. Member
  • NITL Member
  • TUPPSO

We Proudly Support

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