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Congratulations, looks like youve decided to start a career as a freight broker!

You are about to get into a field that is always in demand, and fairly recession-proof, so your chances of getting a job andbecoming a freight brokerare pretty good! Freight broker qualification requirements vary from company to company.  The purpose of this website is to provide you with the basic knowledge needed to break into the transportation industry. Whether your goal is to get hired on as a broker with a large firm, to become an independent freight agent, or to start your own freight brokerage, weve got you covered.

A freight broker is essentially a medium between a manufacturer, distributor, retailer, or any other shipper who has product to move, and a freight carrier who has the availability to transport that product. Even though most shippers have relationships and agreements with trucking companies to move their freight, a large portion of truckload and less-than-truckload transportation in North America is managed by freight brokers.

In a traditional freight brokerage, a wide range of knowledge of the transportation business, including all primary freight modes (Truckload, Less-than-Truckload, Intermodal, Air,etc)is hugely important. A freight broker uses his own judgement throughout the entire brokerage cycle. This includes rate negotiation with his customer, building relationships with both the customer and the carrier, carrier pay negotiation, and understanding and interpreting the latest market trends. The brokeris also charged withensuring all aspects of the companys processes are working at maximum potential, that full truckload shipments are being covered for the customer, and that LTL shipments are being properly managed. The broker is responsible for customer service and product planning, setting pickup and delivery appointments, and regularly functions in truckload coverage arena. By providing an exceptional experience for his customers, the Freight Broker drives growth by managing hiscustomersrelationships to continually earn more and more business. Some of the most common traits in a freight brokerare

As mentioned previously, the demand for freight brokers is very high. As long as you meet the qualifications, and begin with a basic understanding of the industry, you have a great chance of getting hired. Whether you are seeking an opportunity with a large corporate firm, or would rather work independently as a freightbroker agent, your chances of entering the transportation are excellent.  Please download the free interview guide that can be found on the right hand sidebar for additional tips for your upcoming interviews, and also be sure to check out our highly popularfreight broker jobs board,which is offering  new freight broker jobs every single day.

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