How Do Freight Brokers Get Loads?

by Carmen PickelOctober 12, 2021, , ,
How Do Freight Brokers Get Loads?

If you run a business, you know that shipping cargo can be expensive and time-consuming. You may have even tried to find a way to cut costs by using your own trucking fleet or hiring an independent driver. But if you don’t have the right connections, it could take weeks for your products to arrive at their destination. This is where a broker comes in.

Freight brokers are the middlemen between shippers and carriers. Instead of taking possession of the freight, they facilitate transactions by finding rates from multiple carriers and getting paid commission. They can help with everything from shipping small packages to moving full truckloads across the country. 

They look at load boards, which often have a subscription, and they choose loads they may be able to cover within their purview and available lanes. Then they bid on them. The shipper may accept their offer if they can offer better terms than other brokers or carriers who want the load.

Instead of taking possession of the freight, brokers facilitate communication between both parties to ensure that goods get where they need to go on time and without hassle. They also make sure that all charges are fair and accurate so everyone gets what they want out of the deal. 

A freight broker’s fees range from $50 to $200 depending on these factors. It all depends on the type of load you have available for us to book with our carriers. A trusted freight broker is always available when you need them 24/7/365. 

You never have to worry about getting stuck in a bind. Brokers understand how important timely delivery is for both customers and businesses, which is why they do everything possible from start-to-finish including arranging pick up, so nothing gets lost along the way.

To learn more about freight brokers and their job details, visit Lakeville Motor’s blog section.

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