Being a freight agent has become a rapidly growing career choice in recent years. It doesn't get any better than working from your own home or office, choosing your own hours, and working at your own pace. Who wouldn't want to be their own boss? For some being a freight agent is their calling; for others, it may not come naturally and may take some extra work and practice. As a brokerage, we have learned through experience what works for freight agents in today’s competitive industry.
With diesel prices at an all time low compared to recent years, what does this mean for carriers? When diesel prices were high, carrier who had better fuel mileage often made money off their fuel surcharges. Now that diesel prices have dropped, can carriers still make money off fuel surcharges? Indeed they can! Carriers who have vehicles that average more miles per gallon or efficiently use fuel can still profit from their fuel surcharges. Here are some tips on how to practice good fuel usage. First, reduce your speed! Reducing speed significantly reduces fuel usage on both freeways and city roads. Second, increase your take off time. The faster you take off from a stop, the more fuel you use; thus, taking off slower will save you fuel.
What is the key to success? The key is to never accept success. Success is often described as reaching a goal or an accomplishment. However, true success is never attained for the simple reason that there is always room for growth and need for improvement. Set goals, once achieved, set the bar higher. You cannot move up if you get comfortable where you are. There will always be some type of failure. There will always be some type of mistake. There will always be some unhappy customer. Use the negatives to create a positive. These are the key things that do
Winter is finally upon us. Although we’re all hoping for a white Christmas this year, our carriers aren’t too excited for the weather. Road conditions at this time of year can pose serious problems for carriers. In recent weeks, our carriers have found themselves stuck in poor conditions, which can put delays on shipments and put shipment safety on risk. With weeks of winter still to come, we have stepped up to provide our carriers with the maximum support during these time of road conditions. We have people who are working extra hard during the holidays to
The holidays are finally here. Homes are filled with family, love, and joy; while the roads are filled with snow, detours, and traffic. While Santa's elves are busy working, so are we. It's this time of the year when logistics companies can get easily overwhelmed and fall behind with work. It's during the holidays that shippers are at its highest point of productivity. With millions of shipments and cargos of all types waiting for delivery, it comes down to the carriers and the support of a logistics team to make sure that Santa can make it
This week the transportation world rocked the white house. After a week long debate, the highway bill was approved. The $325 billion bill will allow for state and local governments to plan and build highways, bridges, and transit programs during the next six years. The goal is to create safe cost-effective network of roads, bridges, and public transport allowing for less time and money spent on the road. Read more about how this will effect transportation in the years to come here.
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