Why a broker?
The broker is a transportation promoter that offers a complete range of services to shippers, allowing them to route their merchandise in an efficient and economical manner.
In summary, the broker sells his transportation knowledges to shippers who benefit from the many advantages of freight consolidation. He constitutes an important source of revenue for the carriers.
If transportation brokers exist, it is because carriers alone cannot respond to all market demands
The broker can offer a very personal service by looking after all transportation aspects for his client, from finding a truck at the right place at the right time, to tracing, rates, claims etc... An exercise that can be very time consuming when one has to deal directly with the transportation companies.