What is a freight carrier?
A freight carrier is a company or individual that specializes in transporting goods or cargo from one location to another using various modes of transportation like trucks, trains, ships, or planes.
How do I become a freight carrier?
To become a freight carrier, establish a legal business entity, obtain necessary licenses, permits, and insurance, acquire or lease trucks, and establish relationships with shippers and brokers. Compliance with industry regulations and building a reliable reputation is key.
What are the four types of freight carriers?
The four types of freight carriers include trucking companies (trucks), rail carriers (trains), air cargo carriers (planes), and ocean carriers (ships). Each specializes in transporting goods via a specific mode of transportation.
How do freight brokers find carriers?
Freight brokers find carriers through various methods like online load boards, carrier databases, industry networking, referrals, and establishing relationships with reliable carriers through direct communication and negotiation.
How do I find freight carriers?
To find freight carriers, you can utilize online load boards, carrier directories, freight brokerages, industry referrals, networking, and contacting logistics companies, like Flock, for access to their carrier network.
What carrier equipment types does Flock accept?
Flock offers loads for carriers with the following trailer types:
- 53′ & 48′ Dry van
- 53′ & 48′ Refrigerated truck
- 28′, 26′, 24′, 20′ & 18′ Box truck
- 9′ Sprinter (on rare occasions)
Unfortunately, we don’t currently work with the following equipment types:
- Power only
- Cargo vans
- Low boys
- Step decks
What types of loads does Flock offer?
While Flock ships most dry van freight that fits a variety of trailer sizes, we don’t ship the following goods:
- Hazmat products
- Perishable or refrigerated products
How do I sign up to move loads for Flock Freight?
Visit our Sign Up page and submit your information to create an account, then finish registering with Highway in our platform.
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