Four Misconceptions About Working with Freight Brokers
Tuesday, June 15, 2021
Misconceptions about working with freight brokers can cost shippers time and money. Here are the top four to watch out for.
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Proceed with Caution: Rising Costs Could Pump the Brakes on Carrier Profits
Thursday, April 22, 2021
The current freight boom means rates are likely to stay high for the trucking industry throughout 2021. Despite the potential for higher profits, carriers need to navigate a new set of challenges.
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Two Elements of Carrier Due Diligence That Freight Agents Can’t Afford to Skip
Thursday, March 25, 2021
Moving freight is not a leisurely business. This is an industry that runs fast and hard to meet business and consumer expectations for immediacy.For independent freight broker agents, speed is key to building relationships and growing their business.
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How to Cut Time From Your Check Calling Routine
Monday, February 15, 2021
Freight agents know better than most that time is a rare commodity in the logistics industry. In this line of work, time is literally money, and you can always use more of it.
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Switching Lanes on Slow-Pay Brokers
Tuesday, January 26, 2021
The trucking industry is kicking off the new year on a relatively high note. After a precipitous drop during the first two quarters of 2020, rates were buoyed by an uptick in ecommerce during the second half of the year. That has been a much-needed lifeline for carriers and drivers alike.
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Gearing Up for COVID-19 Vaccination Distribution
Monday, December 14, 2020
As of this writing, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is expected to green-light distribution of the first COVID-19 vaccine at any time. That’s good news for a country that is in desperate need of a break.
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Three Ways to Make the Most of the Current Market
Wednesday, October 21, 2020
By all accounts, 2020 has been rough on the logistics industry. From the pandemic to the recession, carriers, freight agents and truck drivers have had to navigate a landscape of uneven demand coupled with unprecedented health risks.
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It’s Time to Brush Up on the Coercion Rule
Thursday, August 13, 2020
In 2016, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) enacted its Coercion Rule, giving the agency more authority to hold freight brokers, shippers and receivers accountable for forcing drivers to violate FMCSA regulations.
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In Logistics, There Are Some Things An App Cannot Replace
Thursday, July 9, 2020
This spring, Uber Technologies announced it was closing 45 offices and laying off thousands of employees. While it is certainly nothing to celebrate, it does draw attention to the role of automation in the logistics industry. How far can it go in adding value to the services we provide? And how much automation is too much?
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Better Together: Using Communication to Make Logistics Stronger During COVID-19
Tuesday, April 21, 2020
The outbreak of COVID-19 has plunged us into an unprecedented economic crisis that has all businesses operating in a state of uncertainty. Many are without work because their jobs are not considered essential. And essential workers are putting their health and safety on the line to do their daily jobs.
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Make It Clear: You’re the Broker, Not the Carrier
Tuesday, April 7, 2020
A successful freight broker agent builds their business on a foundation of solid relationships and a reputation for customer service. And for shippers, great customer service is about creating and maintaining a streamlined process that makes their jobs easier. 
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Always On It: Managing COVID-19 Supply Chain Disruptions
Monday, March 16, 2020
If there is one thing that is certain during the chaotic period we are living and working through, it’s that teamwork and support (even from a distance) are going to be more valuable than ever. At Nationwide Logistics we are working to ensure that our customers won't have to worry about downtime in their freight being covered while the world deals with the impact of coronavirus.
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How Agents Can Increase Their Pay With Freight Brokerages
Wednesday, March 4, 2020
One of our greatest pleasures as a freight brokerage is seeing agents have what we call a "killer month." At Nationwide Logistics, we've seen ambitious agents make in one month the equivalent of what most brokers are paid in a year.
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Why Freight Agents Should Prepare for Growth from Day One
Wednesday, March 4, 2020
Competition is the biggest issue faced by independent freight brokerage agents today. Every day, there are more entrepreneurs entering the business, looking to find success as freight broker agents. This makes the challenge of finding, working with and maintaining customers unavoidable.
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How Good Relationships with Truckers Can Drive Success
Saturday, February 1, 2020
Driving a truck is tough. With long hours spent away from family while on the road and exhausting drive times, truck drivers have to balance the unavoidable pressure of delivering loads on time with their responsibility for safety — of themselves, other drivers and the products they are shipping.
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