Freight Broker Advantages of 2023

Freight Broker Advantages of 2018

April 26, 2022 by FreightCenter

Freight Broker Advantages of 2018. Years from now, 2018 may become known as “The Year of the Freight Broker.” Freight Brokers have been a major assistance to companies for years and have now become even greater. Here’s why.

1. Is a Freight Broker Still Commonly Used?


Freight Brokers are still the go-to company for making shipments. There are many advantages to using a freight broker, especially for small-to-medium sized businesses looking for shipping assistance. Freight brokers assist in booking, keeping track, and finding the best rates for all sized freight shipments.


How Does FreightCenter Measure Up?


FreightCenter is a freight brokerage that has been around for 20-plus years and still holds up. FreightCenter kept its connections with shippers going in 2018 amid price increases, a feat that should not be overlooked.


2. Does a Freight Broker have an adequate carrier network?


Whether your business ships occasionally or 40 times per month, you need to be sure that your freight broker’s carrier network covers all the shipping lanes where you ship or expect you may ship. A freight broker’s main job is to make shipping convenient for you. One of the most important freight broker advantages is a vast network of carriers.

Relying on one carrier to be available to handle your load might be a prescription for frustration. Your freight broker should have multiple options available, and they should be competing for your business.


How does FreightCenter measure up?


FreightCenter maintains a network of 50+ LTL carriers, such as YRC (formerly known as Yellow Freight), AAA Cooper Transportation, PITT OHIO, R+L, SAIA, and many more. Most of our freight carriers operate nationally, but sometimes a local carrier can offer the best combination of price and service, so our network also includes local carriers.

We also have a network of more than 1,500 carriers specializing in full or partial truckloads. Through this network, we can match your freight with whatever type of truck your load requires.

If your freight broker can’t meet ALL your shipping needs, they simply don’t measure up.

3. Can a Freight Broker take care of your shipment quickly?


One thing that very large and very small freight brokerages have in common is a tendency to make you wait. You request a quote, and then you wait for the quote. You need your cargo picked up today, but they can’t get it done today. In 2018, waiting doesn’t work. When you need to ship, you need it handled ASAP or risk missing a sales opportunity or having to pay a higher price.


How does FreightCenter measure up?


The combination of a Transportation Management System (TMS) that produces competitive freight quotes instantly and a corps of elite shipping experts (National Account Managers) who provide live service directly to customers via phone and email allows FreightCenter to act quickly on behalf of shippers. It’s not uncommon for a customer in a major metropolitan area to call in the morning and request pickup that afternoon. As long as the shipment has been properly packaged, weighed, and measured, making that happen is usually not a problem, even with the current capacity shortage.


4. Have 2018 price increases been reasonable?


As noted above, freight shipping prices went up in 2018. Carriers are asking for more, and they are getting it. When a freight broker has to pay their carrier more (and we all do), then the shipper has to pay the broker more. But these price increases should not be excessive. You shouldn’t have to change what or how frequently you ship due to price increases.


How does FreightCenter measure up?


While FreightCenter has had to increase rates in 2018, we do hold the line on prices as much as possible. That’s why we can still offer our lowest price guarantee. Shipping freight certainly presents a set of challenges, and turning to freight brokers for help has been a lifesaver for many shippers. Measure your freight broker’s effectiveness by asking these four questions and make sure they can provide the services you need at a price you can afford. Have something to ship? Compare freight quotes from numerous top carriers instantly, or give us a call at 8007167608.

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