At the heart of America’s industrious side lies freight. Literally everything that is manufactured, traded, sold, or imported has or will at some point move on a truck. The world of logistics will never suffer a shortage in workload – yet recently it certainly feels like it has. Markets by nature flip periodically, favoring one side over another, but recent trends have shipping rates staying relatively stagnant, while showing a decrease in truck rates. This disturbance in an already volatile relationship can cause turmoil on all fronts. As the mediators between the customer and carrier, it is important to take note of the resulting swarm of double brokerage activity and scams, as well as how to keep a sharp eye out for it.
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