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Freight Company

Freight companies exist to transport containers, pallets, and crates of cargo/freight from one place to another. While this seems straightforward, the general public is uninformed about freight companies’ responsibilities. Here at FreightCenter, we completely understand the industry.

Freight Company vs. FreightCenter

If you need a freight company to deliver your goods, get a freight quote from FreightCenter. You can use our free online freight quote calculator. Our calculator offers instant results from many top-rated US carriers to help you save money on your next shipment. It’ll show you the most cost-effective and efficient way to ship your freight. Teaming up with a 3PL, such as FreightCenter, is always the best way.

Four basic types of freight transportation are available for shippers to move freight. We’ll dive deeper into each type of freight, but they are:

 

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Freight Company | FreightCenter Team Up

You will discover many benefits when teaming with a third-party logistics (3PL) provider. A 3PL, like Freight Center, helps you receive low shipping rates. We have very knowledgeable agents who can assist with shipments and answer any questions you may have. You can receive fast and easy quotes online. You can also speak directly with an agent by phone. Customers can reach us at 800.716.7608. Now, let’s get down to the three true reasons to team with FreightCenter.

Non-Asset Based Independent 3PL

Like most 3PLs, FreightCenter operates a freight brokerage. Unlike many 3PLs, FreightCenter is a non-asset-based 3PL. That means FreightCenter does not own any trucks, warehouses, or terminals our customers use to ship their freight or parcels. FreightCenter is an independent 3PL. Here’s why that gives our customers an advantage.

When shippers run a quote with an asset-based 3PL, they never know whether or not they are being steered toward choosing a carrier in which the 3PL has a vested interest. Is the 3PL artificially jacking up the costs of other carriers to tilt the competition in their favor? Shippers don’t know. FreightCenter acts solely as a broker and has no ownership interest in carriers, trucks, warehouses, or terminals. As a result, FreightCenter can suggest products that are in the customer’s best interests vs. their own asset-based products. Our customers never have to be concerned that FreightCenter is steering them to a carrier allowing us to “double-dip.”

FreightCenter by the numbers
25 Years In Business
1m+ Shipments Booked
93%+ On-Time Performance
99.1% Damage Free Shipments
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Awards and Endorsements

  • 2021, 2017 & 2016 Food Logistics’ Top Green Providers
  • 2021 & 2018 Supply & Demand Chain Executives’ Pros to Know: Matthew Brosious
  • 2020 & 2019 Top Food Logistics’ 3PL & Cold Storage Provider Award
  • 2020 & 2019 Business Observer’s Top 500 Companies on the Gulf Coast
  • 2020 & 2019 Business Observer’s Top 500 Companies on the Gulf Coast
  • 2020 & 2017 Food Logistics’ Champions: Rock Stars of the Supply Chain
  • 2020 Best of Palm Harbor Awards for Local Businesses
  • 2017 Green Supply Chain Award from Supply & Demand Chain Executive
  • 2017 Tampa Bay Business Journal Heroes at Work
  • 2016, 2015, & 2012 Food Logistics Top 100 Software and Technology Providers
  • 2013 Tampa Bay Business 100 by Tampa Bay Business Journal
  • 2013 Top 100 Great Supply Chain Partners by SupplyChainBrain
  • 2012 TIA Samaritan Award Honorable Mention
  • 2012, 2011 & 2010 TBBJ Fast 50 Recipient

Ways To Freight

Ground Freight

The 18-wheelers you see on the highway and interstate daily are considered “ground delivery.” However, smaller “box trucks” can also be delivering freight. The large trucks (semis and tractor-trailers) carry all types of loads. Typically, you’ll see refrigerated trailers (reefers) or dry vans on the highway. Nearly all refrigerated food products are delivered in reefers as they help prevent spoilage through temperature control. On the other hand, dry vans are not temperature regulated and usually deliver goods that do not require temperature regulation.

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Railway, or intermodal, freight shipping is one of the cheaper shipping options due to slower transit times. Using ground freight carriers forces you to pay for fuel, fees, tolls, labor, and any additional associated fees, whereas railways use intermodal services. These services move hundreds of containers simultaneously, greatly lowering the cost per load. Trains make far fewer stops, and railway shipping tends to have more flexible rates and schedules.

Ocean Freight

Ocean freight shipping has positives and negatives, like all other shipping options. Ocean freight can often be the more affordable solution when looking to ship overseas. However, overseas shipping via ocean freight tends to be a long, time-consuming process. Container options include three sizes. A 20′, 40′ standard, and a 40′ high cube. Do you have a load that won’t fit and needs a flat rack? Have no fear; FreightCenter is here to assist you and find you the most cost-effective solution.

Air Cargo

Air Cargo has many benefits. While shipping overseas tends to be the go-to, air cargo is often the better choice. That is to say, best for small businesses. Your shipment will be on its way a lot faster with air cargo. In addition, customs officials usually clear air cargo much faster than ocean freights. Secondly, air cargo is less likely to suffer damage within transit than in comparison to ocean freight shipments. Lastly, air carriers tend to accept smaller shipments.

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Freight Company | FreightCenter Team Up

You will discover many benefits when teaming with a third-party logistics (3PL) provider. A 3PL, like Freight Center, helps you receive low shipping rates. We have knowledgeable agents who can assist with shipments and any questions you may have. You can receive fast and easy quotes online. You can also speak directly with an agent by phone. Customers can reach us at 800.716.7608. Now, let’s get down to the three true reasons to team with FreightCenter.

Non-Asset Based Independent 3PL

Like most 3PLs, FreightCenter operates a freight brokerage. Unlike many 3PLs, FreightCenter is a non-asset-based 3PL. That means FreightCenter does not own any trucks, warehouses, or terminals our customers use to ship their freight or parcels. FreightCenter is an independent 3PL. Here’s why that gives our customers an advantage.

When shippers run a quote with an asset-based 3PL, they never know whether or not they are being steered toward choosing a carrier in which the 3PL has a vested interest. Is the 3PL artificially jacking up the costs of other carriers to tilt the competition in their favor? Shippers don’t know.

FreightCenter acts solely as a broker and has no ownership interest in carriers, trucks, warehouses, or terminals. As a result, FreightCenter can suggest products that are in the customer’s best interests vs. their own asset-based products. Our customers never have to be concerned that FreightCenter is steering them to a carrier allowing us to “double-dip.”

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No Investors

FreightCenter was founded in 1998 by CEO Matthew Brosious and his dad, Jim Brosious. Both Matt and Jim still own & operate FreightCenter today.

Unlike most businesses that have grown to be the size of FreightCenter, there are no investors demanding that the company reduce its costs, cut its services, or increase its margins to create higher profits for them. This enables FreightCenter to invest in its people, including expert service from National Account Managers and customer support personnel. It also enables FreightCenter to tap into physical and technical resources to provide low shipping rates.

A great example of how FreightCenter invests in better customer experiences rolled out in 2019 with the introduction of our new Transportation Management System (TMS). This new technology—developed at a cost that will approach $2 million—has improved both our instant quoting and tracking systems. While more complete information has been made available online, our level of phone support remains unchanged. Customers can still get the assistance they need from our elite team of shipping experts.

Free of Debt and Independent

FreightCenter has no debt, so we don’t operate with creditors looking over our shoulders. As with having no investors, having no debt enables us to make decisions based solely on the needs of our customers. In turn, FreightCenter can focus on the vision of what our future can and should be.

While it probably never occurred to most of our customers that FreightCenter is a totally independent 3PL, they benefit from that independence every time they ship with us. No, we don’t own any carriers, trucks, warehouses, or freight terminals. We give our customers the best prices and service available.

Finely-tailored freight solutions

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.

Rail Freight

Rail shipping is a cost-effective and environmentally friendly transportation method that utilizes trains to move goods over long distances. It's known for its efficiency in handling large volumes of cargo, making it a sustainable and economical choice for businesses seeking reliable freight transport options.

Expedited Freight

Expedited shipping is a premium service designed to meet urgent delivery needs. It prioritizes speed and quick turnaround, ensuring that packages or goods reach their destination faster than standard shipping options. Expedited shipping is the go-to choice when time-sensitive deliveries are essential, providing businesses and individuals with reliable and prompt service for critical shipments.

White Glove Freight

White glove shipping is a premium service that goes beyond standard delivery, offering meticulous handling, specialized packaging, and in-home setup or installation for valuable or delicate items, ensuring a seamless and hassle-free experience for customers.

LTL Freight

Less than truckload (LTL) shipping is a smart logistics solution for businesses with smaller shipments. It combines multiple smaller shipments into a single truckload, optimizing space and reducing costs. LTL shipping offers affordability and efficiency while ensuring timely delivery, making it an ideal choice for companies looking to save on transportation expenses without compromising on service quality.

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When You Choose FreightCenter

Deciding to partner with FreightCenter for your brokerage needs comes with a host of benefits tailored to simplify your shipping processes and ensure top-notch service:

Access to Extensive Networks: Once you opt for FreightCenter, you tap into a vast network of carriers, guaranteeing diverse transportation options that align with your specific demands, be it FTL, LTL, or specialized freight services.

Expert Guidance: With FreightCenter, you’re not just getting a service but benefiting from years of industry experience and know-how. Their seasoned professionals seamlessly navigate the nuances of freight brokerage, addressing your shipping requirements with precision.

Seamless Technology Integration: By choosing FreightCenter, you integrate cutting-edge technology into your logistics operations. Their advanced tools, from online booking platforms to real-time tracking systems, ensure smooth communication and complete visibility throughout your shipments.

Tailored Solutions: FreightCenter prioritizes personalized service and tailoring solutions to match your unique shipping needs. Their team collaborates closely with you to understand your requirements, ensuring the solutions provided meet and surpass your expectations.

Cost-Efficiency: Opting for FreightCenter means accessing cost-effective shipping solutions without sacrificing quality. Leveraging industry expertise and strong carrier relationships, they negotiate competitive rates, maximizing the value you receive from your investment.

Comprehensive Support: With FreightCenter, you’re not left in the dark. Their customer support team is there to answer questions, assist with documentation, and provide support for tracking and tracing your shipments. You’ll have comprehensive assistance at every stage of the shipping process.

Experience the difference FreightCenter can make and discover why they’re the preferred choice for businesses seeking efficient, cost-effective shipping solutions.

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Freight Company FAQs

Q. What services does your freight company provide?

A. FreightCenter offers a comprehensive range of transportation and logistics services to meet our customers’ diverse needs. We handle everything from full truckload (FTL) and less-than-truckload (LTL) shipping to intermodal, air freight, and ocean freight services. Our goal is to provide efficient, reliable, and cost-effective solutions for transporting goods across various modes of transportation.

Q. How can I book freight services with your company?

A. Booking freight services with FreightCenter is simple and convenient. You can request a quote online through our website or contact our customer service team directly. Provide details about your shipment, including origin and destination, dimensions, weight, and any special requirements. We’ll work with you to arrange transportation that meets your timeline and budget.

Q. What differentiates your freight company from others in the industry?

A. FreightCenter distinguishes itself through its commitment to excellence in customer service, reliability, and innovation. Our experienced team of logistics professionals leverages industry expertise and cutting-edge technology to streamline the shipping process and deliver superior results for our customers. Focusing on transparency, efficiency, and continuous improvement, we strive to exceed our customers’ expectations at every opportunity.

Q. How do you ensure the safety and security of freight shipments?

A. Ensuring the safety and security of freight shipments is a top priority for FreightCenter. We partner with reputable carriers who maintain high standards of safety and compliance. Additionally, we offer cargo insurance options to provide added protection against loss or damage during transit. Our team monitors shipments closely and provides updates throughout transportation to give our customers peace of mind.

Q. Can your freight company handle international shipments and customs clearance?

A. Yes, FreightCenter specializes in international freight services and has extensive experience handling shipments across borders; we are a top-tier freight company (3PL). Our team is well-versed in customs regulations and procedures, ensuring smooth clearance for your international shipments. Whether you’re importing or exporting goods, we can facilitate the customs clearance process and coordinate transportation to and from any destination worldwide.

 

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