The act of trading, or bartering, involves exchanging one thing for another. For instance, one person may trade a treasured baseball card in his collection for one he likes even more. The people in a bartering transaction must be satisfied with what they will receive in return for what they give. Trading and bartering can be traced back to ancient societies. For example, in ancient China...Continue Reading
Freight Trade and Shipping History
Posted: Sep 09, 2013
How to Ship Domestic and International Parcels Faster
Posted: Jul 05, 2013
Fast shipping is one of the keys to making a logistics organization successful. Speed often translates directly into savings, as long as the work is undertaken with due efficiency. Of course, if there were “secrets” to fast shipping, then everyone would know them by now. However, there are certain due diligence steps that you can take to expedite your parcel ship...Continue Reading
What Does a Freight Broker Do When a Truck Doesn't Show as Promised?
Posted: Jul 01, 2013
Hopefully, you’ll never have to worry about what to do when a truck doesn’t show as planned. However, this is part of business, and any freight agent or freight shipper should be prepared for this eventuality while dealing with the demands of freight shipping. Human error can result in trucks arriving late or not at all. Although we must hope the situation is a s...Continue Reading
What is the Job Outlook for Freight Agents Since the Recession?
Posted: Jun 21, 2013
If you have been thinking about becoming a freight agent or a freight broker agent, you may be wondering how freight agent jobs have been doing since the recession. Luckily, logistics is very much a recession-proof industry: Although logistics activity can be dampened in certain areas and at certain times, there will always be a need to move goods from one place to a...Continue Reading
How to Find New Shippers for Moving Freight
Posted: Jun 18, 2013
Freight shippers vary a great deal in what they can offer your organization, and you might find yourself replacing old shippers or looking for new ones for a wide variety of reasons. A freight shipper may have a great record of performance, but may be unable to meet all of your needs as your business grows. On the other hand, it may be necessary to find freight shipp...Continue Reading