A freight broker manages transportation between a shipper and the carriers that will deliver it. They manage the shipping operation by utilizing a network of carriers that they have built relationships with. Instead of incurring the cost of starting your own shipping operation you should consider the benefits of working with a freight broker.
Brokers Give Shippers Flexibility
Whatever the size of your business or type of product, a freight broker can provide a shipping option for you. If you are just starting out and require smaller shipments or if your shipping needs fluctuate at different times of the year, it’s not a problem. Brokers can connect shippers with a variety of options including less-than-truckload (LTL), full truckload, expedites, straight trucks, flatbeds and more. Working with a broker provides flexibility throughout the year due to seasonality, and scalability as your business grows.
Multiple Carrier Options
Shopping around for the best rates available can be a daunting task. It can be even more challenging when you need to determine what type of shipping is the best option for you. A broker is immersed in the transportation world and will not only be able to determine the right equipment for the job, but also the right carrier. Evans Logistics Inc. is a branch of Evans Distribution Systems’ transportation unit and has a partner carrier network of more than 20,000 carriers throughout the continental U.S. These partner carriers are qualified and vetted by our logistics associates. A team of dedicated logistics coordinators and international shipping experts handle all aspects of your quotes, routing, dispatch, and documentation. By having a large pool of carriers to choose from, you ensure that you find the best fit for your project at a competitive price.
Peace of Mind
A broker can offer transportation management services so the shipper can focus more on their business. The latest transportation technologies such as EDI, geofencing, and electronic on-board recorders provide real-time visibility of your loads. If an issue arises, brokers have the experience and knowledge to handle problematic loads. Working with a broker gives shippers peace of mind.
Building a strong relationship with a freight broker can save you time and money. As a broker becomes more familiar with your product and your unique needs, they can arrange transportation quickly and seamlessly. They also might connect you with the same carriers who are knowledgeable about your shipping requirements. A broker is a partner who grows their business by helping you grow yours.
Evans Logistics Inc. (ELI) has more than 20 years’ experience in transportation management over a variety of industries including automotive, food and beverage, consumer goods, and much more. For more information on how we can help with your shipping needs, please visit our ELI webpage or request a quote.