What is a Freight Broker?
A freight broker links shippers looking for carrier services with an authorized and licensed motor carrier-capable and willing to offer the services.
Freight Brokers-What Do They Really Do?
A freight broker plays the vital role of a transportation intermediary. Typically, it is an independent company, mostly not a fleet-owning carrier or a shipper), that facilitates safe and convenient cargo movement. A freight broker benefits from helping both the shipper and seller connect and succeed in their operations.
For instance, they link shippers with incredible carriers, which most likely did not know about. In some cases, a shipper may hand over the entire shipping process to a freight broker, who in turn facilitates safe and timely delivery of the freight to their designated destination.
There are two types of freight brokers you can choose from. Depending on your shipping needs and requirements, one option might prove to be better than the other.
Types of Freight Brokers
Asset-based freight brokers - They are freight broker companies that have invested in their equipment to store and transport cargo. They could own such assets as warehouses, shipping trucks and trailers, and distribution hubs. Suffice to say, these freight brokers work with shippers directly to plan and organize the shipment process.
Non-asset-based freight brokers - They do not own any equipment of their own and mostly serve as an intermediary between shippers and carriers who transports the cargo to its correct destination. Contrary to popular belief, freight brokers can directly access any shipping equipment and other services such as trucks and trailers required for transport cargo. This is because they work closely with carriers such as Heavy Equipment Transport to transport freight to different destinations.
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Eddie L. Arevalo’s real world on-the-road experience has helped him catapult to the top of our sales force. Add to that his spotless customer service track record and you have the perfect combination to help transport your investment to its next destination.Eddie Arevalo Branch Manager
Jacob Mingledorff has been in the logistics industry for over 10 years and is well versed on DOT regulations, oversize and super sized loads throughout the country. This wealth of knowledge has helped customers avoid serious issues on the road along with saving the client hundreds and even thousands of dollars.Jacob Mingledorff Logistics Coordinator
Our Logistics Manager, Milos Visnijic, has excelled in every position and has always demonstrated the highest level of customer support to all of his clients. With over 10 years of experience in the logistics field, there’s nothing Milos has not seen and has not been able to overcome.Milos Visnjic Senior Logistics Specialist
Stephen Ladd has been with NTS and Heavy Haulers for over four (4) years with thousands of successfully completed deliveries and satisfied customers. Stephen has a business degree and certified in computer technology. Stephen has been praised by his customers for delivering on his promises along with offering top notch customer service, especially when working on time sensitive orders.Stephen Ladd Logistics Coordinator
Chris Kyle has been a logistics coordinator with Nationwide Transport Services since 2014 and is the branch manager of our Cape Coral, FL office. Chris specializes in moving all types of freight, both legal and over dimensional; as well as construction / agricultural equipment and personal automobiles.Chris Kyle Cape Coral, FL Branch Manager
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