“What are the advantages of using a Freight Broker?”

is a common question asked to the RCT Sales Team. These are the top advantages of using a Freight Broker the RCT Sales Team believes should be considered when evaluating your supply chain and shipping needs.

Expertise and Connections: Freight brokers are experts in the transportation industry. They have extensive knowledge of shipping routes, carriers, regulations, and pricing. They also have established relationships with a wide network of carriers, allowing them to efficiently match your shipping needs with the right carrier.

Time and Resource Savings: Coordinating freight shipments can be time-consuming and complex. By outsourcing this task to a freight broker, businesses can save time and resources that can be better allocated to core activities.

Cost Savings: Freight brokers often have the leverage to negotiate lower shipping rates due to their volume of shipments and established relationships with carriers. They can help businesses find the most cost-effective shipping solutions, potentially reducing overall transportation costs.

Flexibility and Scalability: Freight brokers offer flexibility. Whether you need to ship one pallet or a large volume of goods, a freight broker can help you find the right solution. This scalability is especially valuable for businesses with fluctuating shipping needs.

Risk Management: Freight brokers can help mitigate risks associated with shipping, such as delays, damages, or regulatory compliance issues. They can provide guidance on insurance options and ensure that shipments adhere to relevant regulations and requirements.

Single Point of Contact: Working with a freight broker provides businesses with a single point of contact for all their shipping needs. This simplifies communication and streamlines the logistics process, reducing the potential for misunderstandings or errors.


Are you looking to improve your shipping experience and efficiency? RCT can help you navigate the pros and cons as they fit to your shipping needs.

To take advantage of using a Freight Broker, reach out at Rates@rctlogistics.com or 330.441.7310.