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Effective Leadership

“There aren’t any bad teams, only bad leaders,” said Leif Babin in Extreme Ownership. That line really struck a chord with me. My first reaction was to start defending myself and my team. “We are doing well, sure we could improve but heck, we are an efficient and effective part of our company! I’m pushing […]

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FreightPros One of the Best Places to Work in Austin

FreightPros has a pretty simple formula for success: make customers our number one priority. It’s not BS that we need money to keep the lights on, to operate, but those dollar bills are directly correlated to how we treat our customers. If we were like some other freight brokers, we’d supply the cheap freight quote […]

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Meet a Pro – Lindsay Wahlquist Interview

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If you’re going to work with someone, if you’re going to trust them with aspects of your business, you better get to know them. How else are you going to trust them? That’s the idea behind our “Meet a Pro” Interview Series. Get to know our FreightPros, our company, and the individuals that make up […]

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What It Means To Deliver A Quality Freight Experience

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What does it mean to deliver a quality freight experience? It’s a question we get a lot, and a valid one at that. As a (relatively) new team member, I often think back to my first days on the job, when I asked that very same question. What exactly does it mean to deliver a […]

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Being Fit and Social in Austin (Yes, at the Same Time)

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If you’re like me, you love the IDEA of working out and being fit, but know that’s it’s not always as easy as it sounds. It is easy to fall into the routine of coming home from work and plopping yourself on the couch to watch Netflix until it’s time for bed. But if you […]

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Captain Phillips – The FreightPros Movie Club

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It’s about 20 minutes into Captain Phillips, the 2013 Tom Hanks movie, when a suspicious blip appears on the radar of the Maersk Alabama and things start spiraling out of control. Suspense, however, builds from the opening credits and doesn’t let up until the screen goes black. It’s a white-knuckle sort of movie. Captain Phillips […]

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Austin Marathon 2016 – A Better Way to Celebrate February 14th

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In American culture, February 14th marks a day for love. We don red and pink, buy giant teddy bears, and try to obtain dinner reservations at the new hot spot in town. We do this to show our loved ones appreciation. Yep, you guessed it – it is Valentine’s Day! But if you ask me, […]

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We Hired a New Director of Sales!

Happy Martin Luther King Day! The freight industry is humming along in its usual way, but if you’re one of the lucky ones that gets the day off, enjoy it. Go see a movie. I heard there is a new one out about stars and wars and whatever. We’ve got some great news here at […]

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FreightPros & Giving Back to the Community in 2015

At FreightPros, we work, live and play in Austin. We are grateful to call Austin home and it is important to us to give back to the community that we love so much. In fact, giving back is so important to us that it is one of our core values at FreightPros. In 2015, we really stepped […]

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Shipping News Roundup – December 2015

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With 2016 right around the corner, FreightPros wanted to start a new blog series that taps into the freight and shipping news that is happening not only in our corner of the world (Austin, TX), but also a national and even at times global “roundup” of recent news articles related to the freight/shipping industry. At […]

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Stocking Stuffers for Freight Brokers

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Welcome to the holidays. Hopefully you’ve finished your shopping and can relax in the abnormally high temperatures, instead of dodging the awful parking lot of your local shopping mall. But if you are one of the unlucky few who still needs check off a few items on that holiday wishlist, here are some stocking stuffer […]

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