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Why Becoming a Freight Agent Broker with RFX is a Good Idea

June 8th, 2012

For freight agents, having a steady paycheck and the ability to be their own boss are things that lure them into this profession. Freight agents who wish to work with a dependable company yet maintain the flexibility to operate their business as they choose may want to become a freight agent with RFX.

Who is RFX?

RFX is a transportation intermediary that has been in business for over 25 years. Our sister company, Refrigerated Food Express, has been in business for over 60 years.  The companies began as a family business and continue with the same philosophies the companies were founded on to treat each team member as part of a cohesive unit. During the years, RFX has built a solid reputation in the third party logistics industry, and prides itself on maintaining professional relationships with customers and motor carriers alike.

Financial Benefits

One reason to become a freight agent with RFX is that our company is financially secure. This is evidenced by the fact that we carry a $250,000 surety bond.  We offer weekly commission pay to freight agents based upon each load’s ship day. Direct deposit is also available. RFX provides credit checks on all customers, so freight agents will not have to worry about a client being unable to pay after they have delivered a load.

Support

RFX is a licensed and insured transportation broker and an active member of the Transportation Intermediaries Association (TIA). Our experienced staff provides assistance to freight agents and in fact aims to treat each one like a customer. Assistance is always available at the corporate office in Avon, Massachusetts or at several regional locations throughout the country. Those who become a freight agent for RFX will also have access to customer coded account protection, cargo claim assistance and terminal revenue reports.  Group health insurance plans are also available.

Technology

The fact that RFX uses the latest technology is yet another reason to become a freight agent. Operations Personnel will have access to the company’s user-friendly software which contains mileage tools, revenue analysis tools, a customer management system and an extensive database of pre-qualified motor carriers. In addition, document-imaging services allow freight agents to provide online documents for billed loads to every customer, so there is no need to worry about lost paperwork.

How to Become an Independent Freight Agent

In order to become a freight agent for RFX, applicants should have at least five years of experience in the transportation industry. Agents with a commitment to integrity and customer service are encouraged to apply. In order to fill out an application, please visit the RFX website at https://www.rfxinc.com/freight-agents.php or call Shirley at 800-342-8822 extension 206. Inquiries can also be sent via email: agentapplication@rfxinc.com.

Opportunities abound with one of the country’s leaders in third party logistics. RFX is committed to helping professional freight agents who are customer service oriented reach their career goals with this reputable company.

Posted on June 8th, 2012 in RFX