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When Shipping Your Vehicle Pays Off

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When Shipping Your Vehicle Pays Off

There are many instances when a car owner must make a special effort to transport a vehicle from one location to another location a considerable distance away. When the distance is more than several hundred kilometers, it may cross your mind to wonder if affordable car shipping service is a superior alternative to driving your vehicle. After all, it would certainly save time to have your car shipped if your travel plans will require more than a few ...

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MAP-21 New Brokering Provisions & What It Means

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MAP-21 New Brokering Provisions & What It Means

MAP-21 is sweeping new federal legislation that addresses a number of issues in the national transportation system. Of special interest to those in the freight business are new laws that directly affect freight brokers and forwarders and, indirectly, shippers, carriers and factors like Advance Business Capital. In other words, it impacts just about everyone whose livelihood touches upon freight transport. If you’re unfamiliar with the legislation, this article will tell you what you need to know.

MAP-21 is ...

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Flatbed Trailer Varieties

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Flatbed Trailer Varieties

Flatbed Trailers to Haul Cargo

Flatbed trailers moving cargo on the highways may look alike, but each type of trailer has its own features and benefits. Before you acquire a trailer, in taking into consideration the a variety of shipments you may haul take into account the weight, dimensions and contents. Also, you need to know the U.S. Department of Transportation regulations for transporting shipments. Once you have assembled this information, you can narrow the search down ...

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Calculating Fuel Surcharges & Worth!

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Calculating Fuel Surcharges & Worth!

Fuel is the number one cost for drivers and it’s crucial for your financial success to recoup some of this expense. The way this expense is covered is through a fuel surcharge. A fuel surcharge is a reimbursement for the fuel expenses you incur during the delivery. It is usually added to the freight charges on either a per-mile or percentage basis. Most fuel surcharges are based on an average mile per gallon and the national average price ...

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Owner Operator Truck Driver Jobs

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Owner Operator Truck Driver Jobs

Now Hiring OTR Independent Owner Operators

Drive under Newcomb Transportation, INC authority!   As a Newcomb Transportation Owner Operator, you’ll have choices and unprecedented support you’ve never had before.

DO YOU OWN YOUR OWN TRUCK , FLATBED / REEFER TRAILER? YOU’RE IN THE RIGHT PLACE!

If you want to run your trucking business instead of looking for freight, then Newcomb Transportation have the opportunity you’ve been ...

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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?

This is an ideal opportunity for you. AVAILABLE FOR A LIMITED TIME ONLY!

The only opportunity you might ever have to get in the freight brokering agency with no experience. GET TRAINED ON THE JOB only at Newcomb Transportation & Logistics.

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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