American Group Announces 2023 Carrier Awards

Tempe, Arizona, March 7, 2024 — American Group is pleased to announce its 2023 Carrier of the Year award recipients: Partner Carrier of the Year ABF Freight System, Inc. National Carrier of the Year Estes Express Lines Western Regional Carrier of the Year Dependable Highway Express, Inc. Eastern Regional Carrier of the Year Ward Transport […]

Written by on March 7, 2024

12 Things Freight Agents Should Seek in a Broker Partner

In the dynamic and often volatile transportation and logistics industry, independent freight agents carve their own paths, driven by the promise of a lucrative commission-based opportunity. With the world’s economies depending on seamless cargo movement, these agents hold the power to make a difference. Their unique advantage lies in the ability to work from anywhere, […]

Written by on August 9, 2023

Navigating the LTL Freight Landscape: Understanding Carrier Types & Their Impact

Have you ever been curious about the captivating choreography of logistics? How your latest e-commerce indulgence or that crucial piece of machinery for your business travels miles to reach you? If yes, then you’re about to embark on a fascinating journey. Welcome to the dynamic world of Less-Than-Truckload (LTL) shipping. A realm where your small […]

Written by on July 14, 2023

A Comprehensive Guide to LTL & Truckload Accessorials

Section I: Introduction Logistics and freight transportation can often seem daunting, not least due to the wide variety of terms and jargon. Among the most commonly misunderstood are accessorial charges. Accessorial charges (often called simply accessorials) are additional fees carriers charge for services extending beyond standard pick-up and delivery. These may include waiting times, lift-gate […]

Written by on July 7, 2023

As Trucking Goes Green, Shippers Turn to LTL Transportation

The transportation industry stands at a crossroads – needed to balance sustainability and necessity. As society confronts the pressing realities of climate change and environmental impact, it’s clear that our actions today will shape the world of tomorrow. According to data from the US Environmental Protection Agency, transportation is the largest contributor to greenhouse gas […]

Written by on June 15, 2023

Know Your LTL Classification: How to Avoid Reclassifications that Cost You Money

For today’s shippers, determining freight class can be a high-stakes affair. By following a few simple guidelines, shippers can ensure that they get their freight classification right on the first try, rather than endure costly reclassifications. Though it seems complex, through education and ultimately experience these processes can be easily attended to and shippers can […]

Written by on June 5, 2023

3 Strategies to Boost Your Income as a Freight Agent

For seasoned freight brokers and those aspiring to enter the industry, knowing how to effectively and strategically maximize income potential is critical. This understanding becomes even more important in an era marked by rapid changes in logistics and supply chain management. A career as a freight broker can indeed be financially successful, but it requires […]

Written by on June 1, 2023

How to Become a Successful Freight Broker

In 2023, roughly 441,879 people are working in freight brokerages and agencies across the United States. With such a large number of individuals in the industry, it can be challenging for aspiring freight brokers to stand out and find success. However, by following a few effective strategies and developing specific traits, ambitious freight brokers can […]

Written by on May 23, 2023

5 Reasons to Become an LTL Freight Agent

In today’s fast-paced, globalized world, the logistics industry has emerged as a crucial component of international trade and e-commerce, driving the growth of the freight brokerage market at an unprecedented pace. Unsurprisingly, many professionals are eyeing opportunities in this sector, particularly in the role of Less Than Truckload (LTL) freight agents. LTL freight agents play […]

Written by on May 4, 2023

How to Become a Freight Brokerage Agent

Are you looking for a career that offers a high salary and a flexible lifestyle? Have you considered becoming a freight brokerage agent? As a transportation intermediary, freight brokers are responsible for connecting shippers with carriers to move freight. The role of a freight broker comes with many advantages. Benefits include the ability to work […]

Written by on April 27, 2023