Freight Broker

Freight Broker

Businesses use a freight broker (transportation broker) to save money when shipping freight or parcels. FreightCenter has brokered freight since 1998.

What Is a Freight Broker?

A freight broker is a bonded and DOT- (Department of Transportation) licensed agency that secures freight shipping services from freight carriers on behalf of businesses and individuals. Typical freight brokerage tasks include:

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  • Developing a network of top carriers that provide discounted rates for the freight broker’s customers

  • Finding the carrier for each shipment that provides the best combination of freight rates and services

  • Booking the shipment on behalf of the customer (shipper)

  • Paying the carrier for the booking

  • Receiving the shipper’s payment directly

  • Addressing all of the shipper’s questions and concerns

  • Preparing all the paperwork—Terms & Conditions, Bill of Lading (BOL) and shipping labels—and emailing it to the shipper

  • Providing a way for the shipper to track their shipment

  • Addressing the shipper’s issues if there are any problems with the shipment

Can a Freight Broker Also Be a 3pl?

A freight brokerage can also act as a 3PL (3rd Party Logistics provider) that supports businesses, helping them streamline their supply chain and reduce shipping costs. FreightCenter is both a freight broker and a 3PL.

A 3PL can take on the role of a shipping department for the customer. In addition to providing the services of a freight broker, the 3PL will work with a business to establish a logistics strategy and tactics that will save the business time and money.

A Freight Brokerage Can Save a Shipper a Lot of Money

An established freight broker like FreightCenter (founded in 1998) maintains relationships with a network of dependable carrier companies. A freight broker can service the individual needs of a one-time or occasional shipper that a carrier can’t take the time to address on its own.

For providing these services and shipping consistently through its network (FreightCenter books several hundred shipments each day), a freight broker receives substantially discounted freight rates from the carriers in its network.

A freight broker will share its discounts with its customers, allowing shippers to meet their freight shipping needs while saving a lot of money (up to 95%) versus the cost of booking directly with the carrier. For the occasional shipper shipping fewer than 40 times per month, using a freight broker is a highly cost-effective practice.

Take advantage of FreightCenter’s Freight Broker Services

FreightCenter’s freight brokerage services cover all modes of freight shipping, including ground trucking, air, rail, and ocean vessel. Our network of carriers extends from the US to Canada to international shipping.

The vast majority of freight shipping in the US today is via ground trucking. FreightCenter can be your freight broker for all three primary methods of ground trucking.

1)LTL (Less-than-Truckload)
2)TL (Full Truckload)
3)Partial Truckload

Our elite in-house team of shipping experts can help you select the best method for your shipping. There is no charge for the team’s services, which are provided via email and phone at 800.716.7608.

Compare Freight Quotes From Top Carriers Instantly for Free

FreightCenter is where top carriers compete for your business. With the creation of a free online account, you can access instant freight rates. The results will compare available carrier pricing and estimated transit time.

You can select from any carrier result on the list to use. After your shipment is picked up, you can track it online. Booking your shipment along with payment is also available online.

Work With the Freight Broker That Gives You Peace of Mind

FreightCenter is a licensed and bonded freight broker, operating since 1998.

Committed to excellent customer service, FreightCenter arranges freight for both commercial and residential shippers. We save shippers up to 95% off standard carrier freight rates through our volume-discounted pricing from reliable carriers.

Get started with FreightCenter by comparing freight quotes from top carriers. Need help? Call our shipping experts at 800.716.7608.

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I have used Freight Center for 3 different pickups and so far everything has worked beautifully. I would highly recommend their services and the pricing is very competitive. Thank you Freight Center for the good job.

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So happy using FreightCenter. Great service and lowest price. My go to shipper from now onT!

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Easy to work with. Scheduled on line and then a CS rep called us to make sure all the details were in order to ship our product correctly to the customer.

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