What can Freight Brokers do for you?
It seems like a pretty simple question, right? But I wouldn’t say that there’s an easy answer. Freight Brokers can do a lot for you. It depends on what you need from your broker, and what the relationship you both want. But let’s start with the basics: What exactly do Freight Brokers do?
Freight Brokers help you ship freight using LTL, truckload, air shipping, intermodal, or parcel shipping.
They do this in a variety of ways. Freight Brokers act as a go-between for shippers and freight carriers. They offer freight quotes as well as services such as: freight tracking, freight quotes, BOL customization and generation, access to Transportation Management Systems (TMS), and tons of other stuff.
The goal of all good freight brokers should be to make their customer’s shipping experiences better. Sometimes that manifests in saving money on affordable freight quotes, and other times it’s adding value in different ways, whether that’s fighting reclasses and reweighs, or converting your freight class to density.
Speaking of freight class, freight brokers will be knowledgable and able to help you find the right freight class, whether it’s using the traditional forms of NMFC, or the newly updated density-based classes. Freight Class is a huge part of what makes a freight quote, and any decent freight broker will be a shipping class expert.
Damaged freight is a pain in the butt, but it’s a part of freight shipping, and one that a good broker can help you navigate. Whether it’s filing damage and loss claims through the carrier, or ensuring that your shipment is correctly packaged to best avoid damage BEFORE shipping, brokers handle shipments from pickup to delivery, from quoting to invoicing, and everything in between.
In short, freight brokers can help with all things freight shipping. But not all brokers are created equal. When looking for the right broker, you need to understand your freight and what you’re hoping to accomplish. Freight brokers will have account managers that know your shipping trends, and can manufacture practices to help alleviate stress, and get the most value out of your shipping. This includes specializing in: hot shipments, residential deliveries, limited access deliveries and pickups, worldwide parcel shipping, full truckload quotes, and overnight shipping.
If you’re looking for the best freight brokers in the business, you’ve come to the right place. FreightPros offers all of these services and many more. Get a quote with us today, or call to set up a demo. Check out our extensive freight shipping blog, and for more freight information, we have a Beginner’s Guide to Freight Shipping.
At FreightPros, our goal is to take control of your shipping, making it the best it can possibly be, and saving you time and money every day.