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How to get a Freight Agent job with no experience and knowledge?

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How to get a Freight Agent job with no experience and knowledge?

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We are a rapidly growing freight broker company and we are currently looking for highly motivated individuals to grow with us. This terrific opportunity is open for aggressive Freight Agents nationwide to join our team. ...

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Different Types of Freight

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Different Types of Freight

The different types of freight you can broker are almost endless. The most common are Flatbed freight, refrigerated freight (reefer), van freight, and auto hauling. Other types are; oversized (wide load, extended, maxi, step deck, double drop, Less than truckload or LTL, and more), boats, household goods, government, logs/timber, and the list goes on.
Your reefer freight usually consists of food products, produce, or temperature sensitive material. Dry Van loads can range from food products to most any ...

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3PL – A Third-Party Logistics Provider

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3PL – A Third-Party Logistics Provider

A third-party logistics provider (abbreviated 3PL) is a firm that provides outsourced or “third party” logistics services to companies for part, or sometimes all of their supply chain management functions. Third party logistics providers typically specialize in integrated warehousing and transportation services that can be scaled and customized to customer’s needs based on market conditions and the demands and delivery service requirements for their products and materials.

A 3PL company is a jack-of-all-trades; they usually have divisions ...

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Responsibilities Of A Dispatcher

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Responsibilities Of A Dispatcher

A dispatcher is usually an employee of a trucking company. They are responsible for managing the drivers of the company.  They plan and coordinate loads for the drivers, they manage the drivers’ schedule, ensure they are following DOT guidelines, and many other essential duties. The dispatcher is usually the person that will contact you when you have a load available. They will be looking for loads that match the needs of a drivers’ route, and contact the broker ...

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Freight Brokers Job Responsibilities

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Freight Brokers Job Responsibilities

A freight broker is a third party individual responsible for matching a load with a carrier from the shipper to the consignee. The reason brokers are in business is the fact that manufacturers can take a huge workload off of their shipping department by allowing a broker to manage the shipments. The broker is responsible for quoting a rate to the shipper for the load, finding a carrier, negotiating a rate with the carrier, and ensuring the load ...

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Freight Load Transportation Cycle

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Freight Load Transportation Cycle

A load is defined as product that a shipper needs to move to a consignee. The shipper is also referred to as a customer (your customer). The consignee is the person receiving the freight. Once you have obtained the business of a customer, they will start to offer you certain loads. If you are to accept these loads, you will in turn sell the load to a carrier at a lower rate than you quoted the customer. Sound ...

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Transportation & Logistics Industry

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Transportation & Logistics Industry

I will start by breaking down the industry. First you have freight that needs to be hauled somewhere by someone. Whether it is a load of onions or a pallet of magazines, it all needs to go somewhere. Freight is not just defined as goods that are delivered on a semi. It also entails air freight, container freight, rail, and more. Freight is manufactured either in the USA or overseas. It is then shipped in to the USA ...

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Cost Of A Truck Driver Earnings

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Cost Of A Truck Driver Earnings

An over the road truck driver is a truck driver who is typically on the road for two or more weeks at a time. The over the road truck driver can expect to make it home for 1-2 weekends per month and be home for most holidays. Does a truck driver salary make being an over the road truck driver worth it?

Truck Driver Salary – Paid By The Mile

An over the road truck driver is paid by the ...

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Truck and Trailer Rrefrigeration Systems

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Truck and Trailer Rrefrigeration Systems

It may come as a shocker that “perishable goods” include items more varied than fresh fruits and vegetables, meats, frozen foods, and dairy products. Today’s truck and trailer refrigeration systems, known as reefers, also keep other high-value loads at perfect temperatures and humidity levels so they reach your destination safely.

Prompted by regulations and economics, the freezing chain has broadened. More loads than ever have need of climate-controlled handling and including:

  • Pharmaceuticals. Frequently used ...
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Auto Shipping & Car Transport

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Auto Shipping & Car Transport

Newcomb Logistics auto transport is a nationwide auto transport company that provides transportation services across the United States. We are equipped to handle complex logistics along with coordinating the transportation of car shipping transits for direct door-to-door carrier service.

We understand that all our clients have their own requirements when it comes to vehicle transporting.

Call us and ask for a Car Transport Specialist to give you an all-inclusive auto transport quote today!

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