Businesses that wish to ship freight across the country will need to find the right company for the job. This is where freight brokers come in. Freight brokers connect you with carriers and help you find the best deal for your freight shipment. However, you may be wondering how to find the right freight broker for your needs.
Some things to look out for when assessing a freight broker include:
Under federal law, freight brokers are required to have licenses to operate in the country. These licenses are issued by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). You can visit the agency’s website and check if the broker you are hiring possesses a valid license.
Carrier Selection Process
Freight brokers work with numerous carriers in their day-to-day operations. They must select each one carefully to ensure that they are trustworthy and reliable. You should also look into the broker’s selection process for carriers, paying special attention to things such as safety ratings and insurance coverage.
Freight brokers should always be able to pay their carriers for their services. This means it may help to run a credit check and see if they are financially solvent. In addition to this, you should check if they are able to pay their vendors on time, and whether there are any legal judgments against them. Action Transport has an excellent credit rating since its inception in 1992.
Carriers must have full liability and cargo insurance for the freight they are transporting. However, as an added protection, Action Transport carries a Contingent Insurance Policy in case the carrier's insurance has been cancelled or expired. This contingent insurance policy can help you recoup your losses after an unexpected event.
Experience is vital for any freight broker that offers services for businesses. The ideal freight broker should possess many years of experience in the shipping industry. For example, Action Transport has been family owned and operated since 1992 and spans over 2 generations of Transportation Experts. Our experience has made us one of the top rated freight brokers in the country.
Types of Service Options
You should also look into the various types of transportation modes the freight broker offers. Depending on your exact shipping needs, you may require full-truckload (FTL) , less-than-truckload shipping , railroad, flatbed and all specialized equipment shipping.
Why Choose Action Transport Inc?
You can look through the various freight brokers in your area. However, you won’t find any brokers that offer the high quality personalized services we offer at Action Transport Inc. We maintain an extensive carrier network and can help you find the right freight services at the lowest rates. Please reach out to us for your freight shipping needs.