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Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Freight Brokers

A freight broker is an individual or company that serves as a liaison between another individual or company that needs shipping services and an authorized motor carrier. Though a freight broker plays an important role in the movement of cargo, the broker doesn't function as a shipper or a carrier. Instead, a freight broker works to determine the needs of a shipper and connects that shipper with a carrier willing to transport the items at an acceptable price.
To operate as a freight broker, a business or individual must obtain a license from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). Freight brokers are also expected to carry insurance to protect both their business clients and their customers from loss. In many areas, freight brokers are required to carry surety bonds as well.
Freight broker services are valuable to both shippers and motor carriers. Freight brokers help shippers find reliable carriers that might otherwise be difficult to locate. They assist motor carriers in filling their trucks and earning money for transporting a wide variety of items. For their efforts, freight brokers earn commissions.                                    
  • The salary of a freight broker varies, depending on the company the freight broker works for, benefits, the stability of the industry and the experience level of the freight broker. However, on average, a freight broker can make about $39,000. The location where the freight broker works can determine the salary of the worker. For instance, a freight broker in Marietta, GA earns $41,000 on average, and a freight broker in Dayton, OH can earn $38,000 on average.

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    Friday, December 18, 2009

    New Federal Guidelines Mean more $$$ For You!!

    Your company and its drivers could face negative consequences if you do not begin taking action NOW to implement and follow a measurable, results-oriented safety program, under the coming CSA 2010 guidelines.

    CSA 2010 could cost your company hundreds of thousands of dollars in fines and lost revenue due to "drivers" having a low “Safety Record”. An interview with a company under one of the "Test" States said he feels 175,000 Drivers will lose their Jobs when CSA 2010 is implemented.

    CSA 2010 Implementation Timeline

    CSA 2010 IS COMING DON’T WAIT! What you and your drivers are doing RIGHT NOW will affect your company's new safety rating with CSA 2010. FMCSA assessment has already begun and will use the data for your Companies Safety Rating and Drivers Safety Record!

    Vertical Alliance Group, Inc. (VAG) a nationally recognized leader in providing consulting and training services to the trucking industry, has introduced Infinit-I™, a web based safety platform designed to meet the requirements of CSA 2010. Infinit-i is already being utilized by the American Trucking Association (ATA) for their safety on demand program.

    Our turn-key solution gives you the ability to track your drivers' safety training anytime, anywhere. Vertical Alliance Group also provides you with an extensive library of trucking specific safety and training videos at no additional cost as well as the ability for your company to upload unlimited content specific to your organization providing you and your drivers ongoing real time training to address the 7 Core Behavioral Areas of CSA 2010. Vertical Alliance Group's Infinit-i™ Solution is the ONLY system on the market today that is inherently designed to effect positive behavioral change in your drivers.
     This means opportunity for newly trained truck drivers, You will be very much in demand. Pick a school and go nows the time.

    Thursday, June 25, 2009


    The life of a driver is not for everybody. Besides the traveling seeing different places there is allot that goes with it. You must consider the fact that you will most likely be on the road for about 30 days at a time one week off. You will see a large amount of truck stops where you will do all your personal things such as taking showers your laundry eating sleeping using bathroom. Most of these places are not the cleanest and you will want to invest in shower shoes. There is money in the miles you do but you are limited to 14 hours on the road and 10 hours off. You will drive in all climate conditions including mountain driving. If you ask most truck drivers they will tell you New york city is the worst i did not mind it. In order to become a well experienced driver you should go over the road at least once in your career. I would not recommend truck driving to anyone who needs home time there is local company's that will hire you most want over the road (OTR) experience.This is some of the things i have experienced as a driver and i will be glad to answer any questions.

    Sunday, June 21, 2009

    Did you know

    Did you know there is local state funding to go to any school of your choice with 100% paid. I recently went to my local community college for a non credit course. The first thing that I asked was how much will it cost and what kind of financial aid was available. He says they can offer school finance but I will need to pay half of the bill I than became uninterested than he told me to go to my local employment office. He than wrote down a number. than explains how there is lots of funding but most people don't know about it so it builds over the years. I than went to my local unemployment office and he was right. All i needed to do was sign up and apply for a one hour class fill out some paper work and just like that i received funding.This is perfect for anyone who is unemployed or has a low income.

    Saturday, May 23, 2009

    There are many ways to pass this test with out going to truck driver school I currently have my C.D.L it took me about 30 days I now make over $55,000 A year i will be happy to share this with you or if you have a way of your own post it for other future drivers

    Get your cdl free

    There are many ways to get a C.D.L the first thing you must do is get a D.O.T card from your doctor than go to the MVA or DMV and get a C.D.L study guide next you must read the general knowledge section this is a 50 question test and the air brake section this is a 20 question test once you think you got it take the test there is no fee to take the test once you pass the test the fee was $90 in my state may vary in yours after getting your permit you need a truck to take the test with if you know some one with a truck ask if you can use there truck to take the test if you know how to drive a truck go to a local company and apply for a job when called for interview explain that your a dependable hard working person and you have a permit and you can take driving test as soon as you can get a appointment date sometimes you get lucky and they will let you use their trucks for test if you dont know how to drive a truck get a passenger endorsment at your MVA or DMV this is a 20 question test after you pass test go to a local school bus company and apply these companies are always hiring especially in the summer months they will train you with a school bus this is like driving a car very simple these are a few ways to get your C.D.L with out going to truck driving school stay tuned for more ways.