Understanding the difference between gross and tare weight is important when it comes to shipping via the freight modes of truckload or intermodal because of the various rules and regulations associated with weight on US roads.
Why Validating Your Freight Carrier's Operating Authority and Saftey Rating is Important Hiring a motor carrier to operate for a shipper or freight broker is more than an exercise of sorting a spreadsheet to determine the lowest price freight service provider.
Everything you need to know about domestic intermodal and how to be successful implementing it into your logistics strategy. Gives tips, tricks and insights on intermodal and what to watch out for when converting from truckload to intermodal.
Definition of Freight Consolidation Freight consolidation is a logistics strategy where a shipper combines multiple shipments within a particular geographic region into a single shipment container that is then line hauled to a destination point where the smaller shipments that were part of the consolidation are broken down and shipped to their final destination or the single shipment is delivered directly through to final destination. Quick Video Demonstrating Consolidation & Pool Points
Definition of Freight Broker A freight broker is an individual or company that is contracted by a shipper to be a liaison between the shipper and a motor carrier to facilitate the movement of their property from origin to destination by accessing its vast network of carrier relationships.
A common question for both large and small shippers is whether they should engage a freight broker to help them fulfill their freight and logistics requirements.
Definition of Truckload (FTL) Truckload (FTL) is the freight mode that shippers utilize when they require the full 53' space of a trailer for a shipment.
We talk with hundreds of shippers about their truckload capacity requirements. In some cases, we provide guidance in modal conversion from truckload to intermodal, but many times truckload is the best fit for their lane, service and their freight characteristics.
A couple weeks back, we wrote an article comparing a logistics service provider to a freight broker. Within that article, we touched briefly on asset motor carriers and said we would come back to the discussion of comparing them to non-asset freight service providers.
The logistics and supply chain market has a long list of terms that often confuse people.
A freight broker is a company or individual who is a liaison between shippers and asset carriers. The broker tenders a shippers' freight to an asset carrier; manages the shipment from origin to destination; then invoices the shipper, with the necessary paperwork and pays the carrier.