Freight Broker Information

by Planet Freight | Dec 02nd, 2015 | no responses |

The Hours of Service (HOS) regulations are issued by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) to regulate the number of hours truck drivers are working and the time spent resting between driving shifts. Learn more about the regulations:

1. All truck drivers and carriers must…

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by Planet Freight | Oct 28th, 2015 | no responses |

Freight brokers act as the intermediary between shippers and carriers. Learn the benefits of using a freight broker to coordinate your shipments.

1. Technology

Freight brokers have access to new technologies and equipment individual shippers and carriers may not have access to. The equipment is designed to provide accurate tracking and…

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by Planet Freight | Aug 26th, 2015 | no responses |

A freight broker acts as the intermediary between a shipper and a carrier. Freight brokers help to connect freight that needs to be transported with carriers that have extra space to transport it. Shippers use freight brokers to help them find reliable carriers to ship their freight. Carriers use…

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by Planet Freight | Jun 04th, 2015 | no responses |

There is no doubt that coordinating and shipping freight can be complicated. Freight brokers can make the process easier for all parties by acting as an intermediary between the shipper and transportation service provider. However, choosing a freight broker to work with can be difficult. Essentially, when you choose…

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by Planet Freight | Apr 15th, 2015 | no responses |

A freight broker is an intermediary between the shipper and the carrier. They help match shippers up with carriers and ensure that the freight gets delivered efficiently. Although the freight broker plays an important role in moving the freight, they aren’t the ones who actually move the freight.

Freight brokers…

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by Planet Freight | Dec 23rd, 2014 | no responses |

At times, for many truckers, it can be difficult to find loads to carry. If you don’t have relationships with direct shippers already, a trucking load board is a great option to help you find loads.

What is a Load Board?

A load board, also known as a freight board, is…

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by Planet Freight | Dec 10th, 2014 | no responses |

If you are a shipper looking for a freight broker it is important to note there are different kinds of freight brokers. The two major types of freight brokers are asset based or non-asset based and it is essential to know the difference. Depending on your organization’s needs one…

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by Planet Freight | Oct 29th, 2014 | no responses |

In July of 2013 the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration made an update to the Hours of Service (HOS) rules. The most recent update to the HOS is one of the reasons for today’s trucking capacity issues.

What are the new rules?

The new HOS rules have some significant changes from…

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by Planet Freight | Oct 01st, 2014 | no responses |

These statistics come from: Morgan Stanley, Get Loaded, and Georgia Logistics

Trends help us to understand where things might be heading in the near future. Below are some recent trucking industry trends and information that might help us predict where the industry will go in the future.

Domestic Trucking

The U.S Truck…

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by Planet Freight | Sep 10th, 2014 | no responses |

Carrier rates are continuing to increase. Below are four reasons contributing to the rising costs. Keep reading to find out why costs are going up and what it means for you.

1. Driver Shortages

Simply put, the trucking industry isn’t attracting new drivers. With fewer drivers available there are fewer trucks…

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