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9 best international freight brokers

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Freight broker is an intermediary between a shipper and a freight service provider. Freight brokers can specialize in certain types of freight, such as equipment hauling on lowboys, oversize, bulk tanker, auto, or other types of freight transportation.

Discover these 9 best international freight brokers with offices far and wide:

C.H. Robinson Worldwide

C.H. Robinson Worldwide, Inc. is an American transportation company that includes third-party logistics. The company offers freight transportation, transportation management, brokerage and warehousing. It offers truckload, less than truckload, air freight, intermodal, and ocean transportation.

XPO

XPO, Inc. (NYSE: XPO) is one of the largest providers of asset-based less-than-truckload (LTL) transportation in North America, with proprietary technology that moves goods efficiently through its network. Together with its business in Europe, XPO serves approximately 52,000 customers with 596 locations and 38,000 employees. The company is headquartered in Greenwich, Conn., USA.

J.B. Hunt Transport Services

J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. is a Fortune 500 company, an S&P 500 company and a component of the Dow Jones Transportation Average. Its stock trades on NASDAQ under the ticker symbol JBHT. J.B. Hunt Transport Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of JBHT. The company’s services include intermodal, dedicated, refrigerated, truckload, less-than-truckload, flatbed, single source, last mile, transload and more.

ArcBest Corp.

ArcBest Corporation is an American holding company for truckload and less-than-truckload (LTL) freight, freight brokerage, household good moving, and transportation management companies. Historically, the company also owned furniture, banking, and other diverse subsidiaries. The company ranked fifteenth among for-hire carriers in the US for 2020 according to industry journal Transport Topics

Redwood Logistics

Redwood Logistics, a leading logistics platform company headquartered in Chicago, has provided solutions for moving and managing freight for more than 20 years. The company’s diverse portfolio includes digital freight brokerage, flexible freight management and logistics consulting all wrapped into a revolutionary logistics and technology delivery model—Logistics Platform as a Service (LPaaS™).

LPaaS™ utilizes an open platform for digital logistics that empowers shippers to seamlessly mix-and-match partners, technologies and solutions into their own unique digital supply chain fingerprint. Redwood connects a wide range of customers to the power of supply chain management, technology and the industry’s brightest minds. For more information, visit www.redwoodlogistics.com.

MODE Transportation

With over 200 offices throughout North America, MODE Transportation solves a vast array of domestic, international, air, and ocean transportation challenges. Their shipping expertise encompasses small parcels, LTL, truckload, intermodal, air, ocean, and supply chain solutions to ensure that every need is met.

WWEX Group

WWEX Group is the only shipping and logistics provider that can offer SMB, mid-market and large enterprise customers every major shipping solution: parcel, less than truckload (LTL), full truckload (FTL) specialty freight and expedited – all of which are driven by innovative technology that allows companies to ship smarter. WWEX Group brings together three industry leading brands, Worldwide Express, GlobalTranz and Unishippers to create the most far-reaching distribution model with the best talent and relationships in the industry.

Landstar System

Landstar System, Inc. is a transportation services company specializing in logistics and more specifically third-party logistics. Landstar also utilizes an extensive network of more than 11,000 independent owner operators, referred to internally as BCO’s (business capacity owners). Landstar provides services principally throughout the United States and to a lesser extent in Canada and between the U.S. and Canada, Mexico and other countries around the world.

Total Quality Logistics

With annual sales over $8 billion, Total Quality Logistics (TQL) is one of the largest freight brokerage firms in the nation.

TQL connects customers with truckload freight that needs to be moved with quality carriers who have the capacity to move it. As a company that operates 24/7/365, TQL manages work-life balance with sales support teams that assist with accounting, and after hours calls and specific needs.

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