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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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Carrier Relationship Management Tips for Freight Brokers

April 2nd, 2015

Managing a transportation operation can be stressful, particularly if you often find yourself dependent on load boards for finding carriers in the 11th hour of a shipment. It is in these situations that we find ourselves desperate in making decisions that we don’t want to make, like moving shipments at a financial loss or working […]

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How to Effectively Communicate and Execute Policy Changes Throughout Your Transportation Organization

January 22nd, 2015

The transportation industry, like many others is changing all the time. We are constantly met with regulations, FMCSA rule-makings and EPA standards. We find ourselves being continuously exposed to liability that didn’t exist yesterday. News about court rulings can shift in our favor, or against us. It is an evolving landscape of risk which we […]

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What to Expect as a New Freight Agent at RFX

November 6th, 2014

At RFX, we understand that the biggest hesitancy for a freight agent to change brokerages is the transition from one brokerage to the next.  How will this transition affect your ability to serve your customers and carriers? What will it mean for your own personal finances?  Will you miss one week’s pay because of this […]

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