We’ve seen a significant increase in the number of freight brokers who have opened their doors for business over the last several years. Of those brokers, how many though have actually been able to successfully keep their freight brokerage business afloat and generate healthy profits year-after-year? And of those who couldn’t keep their doors open or couldn’t turn a significant enough profit, what were some of the reasons why these freight brokerage owners went out of business?
So far this year, freight market trends are nowhere near where they were just a year ago. Not that we were expecting the freight market to emulate what it did in 2018, however, we anticipated that the market would not still be yielding this kind of slowness.
Roadcheck is a 72-hour inspection blitz on commercial motor vehicles. During this time, inspectors will perform tens of thousands of roadside inspections, which will place many trucks and drivers out of service and unable to work.
Whether you’re just starting out as a freight broker or have prior experience, the most difficult part of your job will usually be getting new business/customers. Especially customers that will provide you with enough freight to keep your operation profitable through a sufficient number of shipments each month. That is why we have listed twenty-five ways different sales pitches/strategies that freight brokers can use in order to attract and secure new business.