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Is freight broker and dispatcher the same?


No, freight broker and dispatcher are not the same. A freight dispatcher is responsible for coordinating transportation resources and schedules to move cargo, whereas a freight broker creates business deals between shippers and carriers. A freight quote is an estimate of the cost to ship goods based on variables such as commodity, mode of transportation, weight, and distance.

Can a freight broker also be a dispatcher?


There is no one-size-fits-all answer to this question, as it will depend on the specific job duties and responsibilities of the freight broker and dispatcher. However, in general, a freight broker may be responsible for providing quotes for shipping services to their customers, while a dispatcher may be responsible for ensuring that those services are actually fulfilled. So yes, it is possible for a freight broker to also be a dispatcher.

Freight Broker vs. Freight Dispatcher can I do both?

Freight brokers work with both shippers and carriers but do not represent either one. Dispatcher represent only the carrier when negotiating freight.

A dispatcher may not deal directly with shippers on their own behalf. They must act as the representative of the trucking company or owner operator. If you deal directly with the shipper and sell those loads to outside carriers or owner operators, then you will need broker authority. Which we will teach you how to get with our 5 day classes. Sign-Up for our FREE kit to find out more information.

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Examples for understanding the differences

X Shipper has an open load and reaches out to Y Broker to find them a carrier. X Shipper and Y Broker agree on a rate of $2,000. Y Broker then reaches out to ABC Trucking about the open load. Y Broker is not required to disclose the originally negotiated amount to ABC Trucking. As a result, ABC Trucking agrees to haul the load for $1,600. Y Broker keeps the $400 difference as commission.

ABC Trucking also uses Y Broker’s Quick Pay option, which takes 2% out of the $1,600. The end result is ABC Trucking receives $1,568 for a load originally negotiated for $2,000. Y Broker makes $432.

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