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4 Mistakes to Avoid as a Freight Broker Agent

August 20th, 2015

We often talk about the best ways to improve and invest in your freight brokerage business – how to invest in  technology, build a home office, hire a small staff, develop your sales efforts, etc. But sometimes it helps to look at our mistakes and learn from them. This week, we thought we’d take some […]

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Preparing for Fluctuations in Your Freight Brokerage Business

August 12th, 2015

Last week, I had a discussion with one of our independent freight agents about unexpected fluctuations in his business. This particular freight agent specializes in moving fresh poultry across the country directly from farms. He was telling me that his business had slowed to a crawl due to the bird flu that wiped out nearly […]

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Solutions for Communication with Factoring Companies

July 30th, 2015

Factoring companies play an important roll in the administrative side of the transportation industry. Many motor carriers use factoring companies to manage their receivables and collections. In exchange for their services, factoring companies take a fee from the motor carrier. For many small to mid-size motor carriers with limited cash flow, factoring companies provide an […]

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3 Items Freight Brokers Must Consider Before Hauling Produce

July 16th, 2015

RFX handles almost any kind of freight you can think of. From cars to Christmas trees; poultry to toys and everything in between. We move over-dimensional freight, LTL, rail, ocean, short-haul and long-haul.  We pride ourselves in having a salesforce of independent freight agents that each specialize in one type of freight, and from the […]

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Shipper Focus Group Offers Insight for 3PLs: Part 2 of 2

June 2nd, 2015

Credit Note: Much of this article comes from a document produced by the Transportation Intermediaries Association entitled “TIA Shipper Focus Group: Summary of Highlights.” The information published on this website is done so with permission from TIA. In part 1 of this series, we showed feedback from a shipper focus group regarding their general opinions […]

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