Freight Brokers: How to choose the right one for your business

When the amount of orders you’re shipping out is big enough, a freight broker is your first point of contact because they primarily facilitate the freight shipment process. In turn, you can focus more on other areas of your business because you will have a partner on the logistics side of the business working for …

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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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