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Trucking Business

Kickstart your trucking business by becoming a FreightCenter carrier. We provide truckload solutions to businesses across the country.

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Kickstart your trucking business by becoming a FreightCenter carrier. We partner with the nation’s most qualified and reputable carriers—servicing businesses nationwide. Partnering with FreightCenter will ensure you have plenty of shipping demand and regular interaction. Our clientele ranges from those looking to ship standard one-time shipments to regular FTL (full truckload business).

As a highly regulated industry, it is essential to understand the rules and regulations involved in transportation before shipping. Considering how special regulations and requirements are for trucking companies, business owners need to emphasize ensuring that not a single regulation or requirement is missed. Luckily, you do not have to rely on your eyes and memory to ensure total compliance. Instead, you can lean on the FreightCenter team. Together we will ensure your shipments achieve full compliance.

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I would recommend Freightcenter.com to anyone.

Working With Jennifer Rendine has been super easy. I know that every detail will be taken care of with each and every shipment. I would recommend Freightcenter.com to anyone. 5 Stars!

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It was very easy to do and priced right . The people I talked to were very friendly and helpful !

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It was a great experience. Everything went very smoothly. My customer service rep was exceptional!

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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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Our Certifications

Awards and Endorsements

  • 2021 Food Logistics’ Top Green Providers
  • 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 & 2017 SmartWay® Transport Partner
  • 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
  • 2013, 2011, & 2010 Diversity Business Top Businesses
  • 2012 TIA Samaritan Award Honorable Mention
  • 2013, 2011, & 2010 Diversity Business Top Businesses
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Why Choose Us For A Freight Quote?

  • Shipping Quotes anytime
  • Get freight shipping quotes to anywhere in the U.S. & Canada.
  • Unbeatable discounts on your freight LTL, truckload, rail, air, and more
  • Automated freight tracking, paperwork & invoices
  • Manage all quotes & shipments in one place
  • 24+ years of logistics experience working for you!

 

Choosing FreightCenter

When you choose to work with us, you are choosing to make your shipping process seamless. Here are just some of the benefits working with our Third Party Logistics company will have on your shipping experience:

  • When you partner with FreightCenter, a premier 3PL (Third Party Logistics) company with over twenty-four years of experience within the logistics industry, you are choosing success. Over the decades, our team has dealt with nearly every shipment imaginable. There is no shipment process we cannot help you with!
  • FreightCenter employs a knowledgeable staff always willing to learn and grow with industry changes and advancements. We are ready to answer any questions you have throughout the entire process!
  • We act as the middleman between you and your carrier; you do not have to worry about playing phone tag with your trucker. Your agent will directly communicate with you and your carrier, delivering any necessary information or updates between you. 
  • We secure the best transit carrier and route for you at the best price. There is no need to spend hours figuring out the logistics or searching for a worthwhile deal. 
  • We make it easy to ensure your shipments by guiding you toward the best providers. Whether you need full or partial coverage, we have you covered!
  • We arrange the pickups and drop-offs while also making sure to track each shipment in transit. This ensures that you know where your packages are every step of the way! 

 

Now what are you waiting for? Call FreightCenter to set up your account and discuss your shipment. We are ready to answer your questions and provide solutions! Our team looks forward to partnering with you. 

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The Trucking Business

Trucking Businesses transport goods and cargo via truck over long distances nationwide. The industry is crucial to national and international economies and vice versa, valued at 700 billion dollars in annual revenue to GDP ratio. Economic conditions such as increasing or decreasing product demand directly impact the logistics industry. The freight industry is a massive part of the global economy. Millions of people are employed as truck drivers, logistics professionals, and other logistics sector professions.

There are a few approaches that can be taken in terms of starting a trucking business. The first approach is to create your own, which involves securing transportation accounts and hiring subcontract drivers with their trucks and equipment to service the transportation accounts. The second approach is to purchase or lease a truck and work as an independent trucker, servicing your accounts or subcontracting for a transportation firm. Both approaches to starting a business within the trucking industry have pros and cons.

In general terms, a trucking business is a general motor carrier providing freight transportation by truck. FreightCenter isn’t a trucking business since we’re strictly a non-asset-based online company, but we work with many trucking companies. FreightCenter partners with some of the best carriers in the nation, and we’re always looking for qualified trucking companies to join our network. As previously stated, trucking businesses facilitate the movement of goods between manufacturers, suppliers, distributors, and consumers. Typical industries served include manufacturing, retail, agriculture, and construction—various types of cargo, including hazardous materials, perishable goods, complete products, and raw materials.

The trucking industry is complex and comprises many layers that rely on various people. For instance, the industry relies on trucking companies at the top, down through the middleman, and the hard number crunching data. Trucking companies own, operate, and hire drivers and manage logistics, ranging from small operators to large corporations with big fleets comprising various carriers. Carriers are trucks carrying goods from one place to another. Some common carrier types include semi-trailer trucks, flatbed trucks, refrigerated trucks (reefers), tanker trucks, and specialized trucks for specific cargo. 

The trucking industry is modern and cutting-edge, constantly introducing new significant technologies to the logistics sector. Tracking tools, fleetware management software, ELDS (electronic logging devices), and autonomous vehicles are some emerging tech impacting the trucking industry. Industries like logistics, constantly advancing, help pave the way for a more efficient and improved society. Innovation, efficiency, and sustainability improvements begin with a modernized and continuously enhanced supply chain. 

Becoming a Carrier

Do you want to increase the visibility and reach of your business? Partnering with FreightCenter as a carrier can increase demand for your services and expertise. We funnel customers to you based on their shipment needs, requests, and requirements. Using a third-party logistics company can help you earn additional revenue and make your business more secure.

You could immediately increase the loads your trucking business receives by becoming a FreightCenter carrier. We send loads based on your routes, capacity, and commodity types. Here are some other benefits:

  • Find more freight loads
  • Fast invoice payments
  • Net 30 payment terms
  • API or EDI rating and booking capabilities

 

Sign up to become part of our carrier network on our carrier registration page.

While we aren’t a trucking business, we will connect you with trucking businesses that offer full-service freight options, including less-than-truckload, full and partial truckload, refrigerated, expedited, residential, enterprise, and more. Our Truckload Logistics Division specializes in negotiating dedicated truckload prices—we want to find the best match for your freight.

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.

LTL Shipping

LTL shipping involves combining multiple small shipments from different customers onto one truck, allowing each customer to share the shipment cost. Trust the experts at FreightCenter to give you the best prices and the most comprehensive options for all your LTL freight shipping needs.

Full Truckload

Truckload shipping, also known as full truckload (FTL), is a transportation option for freight that requires the entire trucks trailer space. Unlike LTL shipping, FTL shipping is reserved for larger commodities that exceed LTL weight and size limits, typically weighing more than 20,000 pounds or having dimensions that exceed 12 feet in length, 8 feet in width, and 8 feet in height. We deliver optimized solutions for full or partial truckloads and competitive dry van, flatbed, and refrigerated freight pricing. We can cover your full truckload shipping needs.

Expedited Services

Nationwide Expedited Trucking services move your freight securely and rapidly. Your freight requires fast delivery; our freight shipping experts can get your shipment fast, whether in one large box or a full truckload. Expedited shipping is a transportation option that prioritizes the speed of delivery for freight that needs to be shipped quickly. This can be especially important for urgent situations, such as engine repairs or replacements for critical machinery.

Specialized Freight Shipping

Specialized is a transportation option for items that require specialized handling, equipment, or shipping conditions. Specialized shipments may include high-value cargo, oversized cargo, or cargo that require temperature-controlled transportation. The most reliable Specialized Freight Services rates from all the top carriers are just a few steps away. From white glove service to international shipping, we've got you covered.

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Trucking Business FAQ

 

Q. What is the process of starting a trucking business, and what are the pros and cons of doing so? 

A. The process of starting a trucking business involves either creating your own business and securing transportation accounts or purchasing/leasing a truck to work as an independent trucker. The pros include potential profitability, flexibility, and the opportunity to be your own boss. However, cons may include high startup costs, regulatory requirements, and intense competition.

 

Q. How can I ensure compliance with the rules and regulations involved in transportation for my trucking business? 

A. Ensuring compliance with transportation regulations is crucial for a trucking business. Working with FreightCenter can help you achieve full compliance as they have experienced staff knowledgeable about the regulations and can guide you through the process.

 

Q. What are the benefits of partnering with FreightCenter as a carrier for my trucking business?

A. Partnering with FreightCenter as a carrier offers several benefits, such as increased visibility and reach for your business, more freight loads, fast invoice payments with net 30 terms, API or EDI rating and booking capabilities, and the opportunity to connect with a wide network of shippers.

 

Q. What specialized equipment and services are available for transporting different types of loads? 

A. FreightCenter partners with trucking businesses that provide a wide variety of specialized equipment and services. This includes equipment like air-ride suspension, dry vans, flatbeds, refrigerated trucks, and hazardous materials handling. The availability of equipment may vary depending on the carrier.

 

Q. How can I become a carrier with FreightCenter, and what are the requirements? 

A. To become a carrier with FreightCenter, you can sign up on their carrier registration page. The specific requirements and qualifications may vary, but generally, you will need a valid operating authority, proper insurance coverage, and a reliable fleet to meet the demands of shipping loads.

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