Tuesday, July 27, 2021
By: Tommy Key
In the freight brokerage industry, speed, agility, and responsiveness are the keys to growth. Independent freight agents who can efficiently connect shippers with carriers and quickly triage issues are in the right lane for getting ahead.
But as many independent freight agents find, the details of running your own business can get in the way of growing your business. Due diligence, carrier onboarding, custom billing, and claims management are all essential to turning a profit. They also require time, energy, and focus that are better spent on customers.
Fortunately, independent freight agents don’t need to go it alone. Well-run freight agent programs can be a lifeline for motivated agents who want to maintain their independence but need a bit of support. Programs like the one offered by Nationwide Logistics shoulder many tedious and time-consuming administrative tasks so that agents can focus on moving freight.
However, finding the right brokerage partner isn’t always easy. Just like selecting a new car, you may need to try out a few brokerage partners before you find the right fit. The problem is that every test drive takes time, and the industry’s fast-moving nature doesn’t allow much cushion for backtracking. A late-night complication with a delivery is the wrong time to discover your brokerage partner doesn’t support true 24/7 operations. Questionable practices, slow response times, and missed carrier payments can also damage your reputation over the long term.
At Nationwide Logistics, we view our independent freight agent program as a true partnership between our team and our agents. We recognize that the most sustainable path to growth and profitability is through trust, integrity, and responsiveness. We fulfill these values by offering:
If that’s not reason enough to make the switch to Nationwide, consider this: 98% of our agents stay with us. We’re here to support you at every turn. And we work harder than anyone else in the industry to earn our 30%.
Unparalleled support: The freight industry doesn’t operate on a 9 – 5 schedule, and neither do we. Our logistics pros are always on it, 24/7/365. Whether you’re dealing with an after-hours issue or need to onboard a carrier over the weekend, you can count on our team to be standing by, ready to assist.
- Personalized service: We get to know what’s important to you so we can deliver on your expectations. We provide our freight agents with access to technology that streamlines time-consuming processes. But our real value-add is the ability to speak with real people who have real experience in real time.
- Unlimited earning potential: No hidden fees. No sliding scales. No strings attached. At Nationwide, we offer a straightforward 70% commission rate. We also offer protected customer accounts and do not require non-competes, so you can grow your business on your terms.
- Solid credit and financial standing: Our rock-solid industry reputation and excellent credit rating are advantages that our agents can use as selling points. Moreover, we are family owned and in it for the long haul, providing our agents with greater stability to plan their futures.
- Fast carrier pay: We maintain a quick-pay standard with flexible options. That perk, combined with our network of more than 50,000 carriers, makes it easier to find the right carrier for the job.
Discover how you can lean on our team to get ahead. Visit us at nationwidelogistics.net.