How to Ship Beer (When You’re Not Drinking It)

At FreightPros, we talk alot about how to ship beer. It’s one of the most common questions we get, How do I ship my homemade beer? With the rise of the popularity of home brew beer kits, the movement of beer through the freight industry have never been higher. While most carriers don’t have a …

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10 Questions to Consider When Choosing Your Freight Broker

If you’re new to shipping and looking for a freight broker, how do you decide who to go with? Do you just Google the phrase “Freight Broker?” Do you reach out to your shipping contacts and see who they’re using? Do you try to go straight to the carrier, and bypass the broker option entirely? …

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4 Things to Know About Detention Fees in Freight Shipping & Logistics

Detention fees are a pain. There’s no way around it. But if you’re a regular freight shipper, you’re going to have to deal with detention charges. The best way to handle these fees is to learn about them up front. With some basic information, you can plan your freight shipments around detention fees, and help …

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Handling “Freight Collect” on Your Next LTL Shipment

Freight Collect (sometimes known as Cash on Delivery, or COD) is something you might encounter during your time shipping LTL. But what is “freight collect?” Do you want it? Need it? That’s what we’re going to discuss in today’s blog. What is “Freight Collect?” Freight Collect is when the driver, at the time of delivery, takes …

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Why Become a Freight Broker?

why become a freight broker?

I am often asked why I got into freight. Why become a freight broker? It seems like a niche industry, short on information and pizzazz (though we’re working to remedy that short on information bit with our shipping blog and Freight Papers). I thought my answer to, “Why a freight broker?” was, at the time, …

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