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Day in the Life of a Freight Agent, Part 4: Perks and Benefits

Freight agents get to work in a dynamic and constantly evolving industry, and with this profession comes many perks and benefits. Not to totally brag, but Sureway agents have the ability scale up their pay by moving more freight faster, and they also can create life-work balance by setting their own schedule. Read on for more perks and benefits of experienced freight agents.

Flexible Work Schedule
One of the biggest perks of being a freight agent is having flexibility in your work schedule. As an independent contractor or working for a freight brokerage firm, you have the freedom to set your own hours and choose when you want to work. This allows you to balance your personal life while still meeting the demands of your job. Do what you want, when you want, it’s as simple as that.

Lucrative Income Potential
Being a freight agent can also be financially rewarding. As an independent agent, your income is directly tied to your performance and efforts. The more customers you bring in and shipments you book, the higher your commission will be. At Sureway, we are uniquely structure to allow our independent agents to move more freight faster by utilizing our tools like our TMS called Agent Access, integration with top load boards and our mobile app ATS FreightMatch. Additionally, as the demand for transportation services is picking back up, so does the potential for higher earnings in this industry.

Networking Opportunities
Working as a freight agent opens doors for networking with various players in the logistics and transportation industry such as carriers, shippers, manufacturers, and other agents. Building relationships with these professionals not only helps expand your business but also provides valuable insights into market trends and opportunities.

Constant Learning Opportunities
Freight agents are always learning new things about different industries, regulations, technologies, and market trends through their daily interactions with clients and colleagues. This exposure allows them to continuously develop their knowledge base and stay updated on industry developments. It also benefits your personal life, as there’s really no shortage of conversation starters when immersed in such a wide variety of industries on a daily basis!

Job Stability
The transportation industry is essential for global trade and commerce; therefore, there will always be a need for skilled freight agents who can handle shipments efficiently. This means that job stability is high within this field compared to other industries that may face ups-and-downs due to economic fluctuations.

Variety in Work Tasks
Another benefit of being a freight agent is that no two days are alike! The job involves a variety of tasks, from negotiating rates and managing shipments to handling customer inquiries and resolving issues. This diversity in work keeps the job interesting and exciting.

Being a freight agent offers numerous perks and benefits that make it a rewarding career choice. From flexibility in work schedule to networking opportunities and constant learning experiences, this profession has something for everyone. And Sureway specifically has much to offer experienced freight agents looking to heighten their career. Learn more at