What Does a Freight Forwarder Do?
A freight forwarder arranges the transportation and storage of freight for their shippers. Unlike a freight broker, a freight forwarder takes a hands on approach by accepting responsibility of their customer’s cargo in their stead, making them responsible for the potential damage—or worse, loss—of the shipment. They have their own Bill of Lading, and occasionally have their own warehouses to store goods in.
Other Services Include:
- Negotiating freight charges
- Preparing shipment documents
- Freight consolidation
- Taking care of freight space
- Tracking shipments
- Freight insurance
- Filing freight insurance
Is Freightcenter a Freight Forwarder?
FreightCenter is not a freight forwarder, it is a freight broker. We act as your freight shipping middleman, helping you find the perfect carrier for your freight. We don’t physically handle your shipments, but we can get you someone that can! FreightCenter is a non-asset based third-party logistics company, with years of experience and relationship building in the logistics industry.
Your Total Freight Solution
We offer large volume discounts from today’s top U.S. trucking companies. Our services are a total freight solution for all your transport needs, whether it’s in the first or last mile. Our dedicated freight agents will handle all booking, paperwork, and scheduling for you. They can assist with recommending a best fit carrier, and online tracking is provided for every shipment.Look Up More Freight Terms