Why Should I Work With A Freight Broker?

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Many of the largest and most successful companies dedicate an entire department to their logistic shipping needs. This is done because these companies understand the importance of flexible shipping at the lowest cost available. For many small and medium-sized businesses, their shipping needs are too low to dedicate an entire department, which can, unfortunately, result in overpaying for subpar shipping. At LNC Logistics in Houston, we help customers all over North America lock-in the lowest rates for their freight shipping needs. There is no reason you need to overpay for your shipping in order to get the highest quality customer service paired with the most flexible options. Whether you are a new company looking to start your shipping on the right foot or are an established company that is looking to improve on your current shipping strategies, our team can help you. 

 

What is a freight broker?

According to Wikipedia.com:

A freight broker is an intermediary between a shipper and a freight service provider.

 

Freight brokers can specialize in certain types of freight, such as equipment hauling on lowboys, oversize, bulk tanker, auto, or other types of freight transportation.

 

A freight broker in the United States must be licensed by the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Administration (FMCSA).

 

A freight broker, in freight transport (cargo), over land in the United States by truck is often used as part of the logistics. This may be part of an overall shipbroking using a cargo broker, a freight forwarder, third-party logistics broker (3PL), and even a fourth-party broker when outsourcing is needed (as opposed to in-house) for freight transportation. The brokering can be single mode or by multimodal transportation and can use specialized brokers on a permanent basis or as needed to ensure timely traffic management.

 

A load may be posted on a truckload board by shippers, brokers, or agents. This may occur with special orders, brokers and/or agents that do not have an established logistics base, or brokers and agents seeking a backhaul for a truck not in a high-traffic lane. Many brokers specialize in certain freight such as full truckload (FTL) or less than truckload, auto, boat or yacht, bulk tanker (liquid or dry goods), oversize, equipment hauling on lowboys, flatbed, drop deck, or any other mode of freight transportation with enough loads.

 

Why should I work with a freight broker?

There are many benefits for businesses that choose to work with freight brokers. Firstly, by making the choice to work with a freight broker for your shipping needs you are getting the support of a team of freight shipping professionals that are focused on saving you money and getting you the most convenient shipping options for all of your unique needs. At LNC Logistics our focus is to support and connect shippers with carriers so that they are able to find more efficient and affordable shipping solutions for all of their freight shipping needs. Handling your freight shipping on your own can be difficult, when you work with a freight broker, such as LNC Logistics we will help you to lower the cost of your freight shipping by pairing you with reliable carriers that have vacant space on their transportation vehicles they need to fill. 

 

Carriers work with logistics companies because they have an interest in utilizing all available space to maximize their efficiency. This is why freight brokers are offered the lowest rates on the market, which benefit shippers. LTL shipping is the most common and convenient type of freight shipping because most shippers do not have an entire truckload of freight to ship at one time. If you are looking to save money by working with a freight broker, the team at LNC Logistics in Houston can help you. Our team is dedicated to your company’s success! Fill out this form to learn more about our services today. 

 

Lowest Freight Shipping Quotes in America

Whenever you are looking for affordable, convenient, flatbed delivery services in Houston you can count on, reach out to LNC Logistics today! We will help get you the answers you are looking for today. There is no reason to stick with a shipping company you are not fully satisfied with. With the expertise and knowledge to leverage the freight shipping market, LNC Logistics has what it takes to bring competitive pricing and capacity for flatbed, dry van, and LTL freight shipments. We have spent years building our reputation and always strive for maximum customer satisfaction, and part of that means providing rate quotes fast. If you are in the Greater Houston area, Beaumont, Conroe, Galveston, Humble, or Livingston, contact LNC Logistics to learn more about the services we provide.

 

 

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