What is Freight Forwarding

What is Freight Forwarding What is Freight Forwarding In its simplest form, freight forwarding is combining freight types and composing shipments bound for international destinations. Transportation of shipments generally involves: trucking, air cargo, and ocean-going ships to reach faraway global sites for deliveries. Often, the shipments will include many different products from multiple suppliers of […]

Understanding the Role of a Broker

Understanding the Role of a Broker The job of a broker is to marry shippers with carriers. A shipper has a load of freight to be delivered and has no carrier contact, so the broker lines up a carrier to haul the shipper’s load. The broker sends the carrier’s truck to pick up the load […]

The Spot Market Can Make or Break You

The Spot Market Can Make or Break You What is a Spot Rate A spot rate is the price quoted to transport a shipment from point A to point B at a given time, on a specific lane, in this case by LGV or HGV, and depending on numerous factors such as weight of load, […]