Freight Transportation Agent
A freight transportation agent is by nature a risk taker. It takes grit and determination to make it in the freight business, and even those qualities are not always enough to ensure success. Some shipping is seasonal, and sometimes freight agents lose work because a shipper either goes out of business or decides to go with a bigger transportation agent. On top of that, carriers are often wary of working with a smaller agent, because the chances are greater that they won't get paid on time. Agents have to be able to weather a lot of ups and downs.
Some freight transportation agents make it easier on themselves by partnering with big brokerages. A brokerage with a solid name and history can mean the difference between getting that next load or being shut out by your competitors. It also makes carriers more comfortable working with you. Sureway Transportation Company offers stability for freight transportation agents who are tired of going it alone.
Considerations of a Freight Transportation Agent
As an independent agent, you might want to think about whether you are making the most of your business. If you find doors slamming in your face because of your smaller volume, or you're just tired of competing with the "big guys," consider linking up with a brokerage. Not all brokerages are alike, however. Bigger doesn't always mean better.
Though we are one of the top 25 brokerages in the nation and have over 42,000 contracted carriers, we believe in customer service. Our clients rave about our commitment to service. Our focus is on giving freight transportation agents the logistical support to take their business to the next level. call or email our Agent Development Managers:
David Messmer - Western Region Agency Development Manager
800-279-6307 - Phone
214-636-8393 - Cell
320-223-7637 - Fax
Wade Carey - Eastern Region Agency Development Manager
320-241-5922 - Cell
320-223-7638 - Fax
We have the financial backing that gives shippers confidence. Carriers love us because we pay in three to five days. Now you have the opportunity to put our reputation to work for you.