How to Become a Freight Carrier

How to Become a Freight Carrier

What does a freight carrier do?

A freight carrier is an individual or company that transports goods for shippers in a manner that is safe, timely, and compliant with government regulations. There are many different types of freight carriers

What is a Freight Carrier?

Freight Carrier

A freight carrier is a company or individual that moves cargo for a shipper. Shippers are the companies or individuals that make or have the cargo that needs to be transported. Freight carriers vary based on modes of transportation offered

Benefits of Intermodal Transportation

Intermodal Transportation

When logistics providers are looking to move cargo, there are many options to consider. Shippers want the highest quality transportation services at the lowest price. How can logistics providers fulfill these shipping requirements?

What is Drayage in Logistics?

Drayage in Logistics

The term “logistics” refers to the process of managing how goods or resources are handled and transported. Logistics involve many carefully coordinated operations. One important step in logistics is drayage.

Christmas Giveback

We partnered with Back2Back Ministries to throw a Christmas party for local Cincinnati kids. Cincinnati Bengals Kicker Evan McPherson and Dave Lapham helped host the event and spoke to the kids. Watch this video highlighting the party!

Intermodal Trucking: A Simplified Guide

What is Intermodal Trucking: A Simplified Guide

Nearly every product that you can see right now resulted from a complex series and web of logistics that involve the global supply chain. Raw materials, component parts, and finished products all need to travel.

How to be an Intermodal Truck Driver

Truck Driver

To become a truck driver, a person needs to graduate high school or get a GED, pass their state’s standard driver’s license exam, complete professional truck driving training, earn a commercial motor vehicle license (CDL), apply for truck driving jobs

How to Become a Freight Broker


Freight transport is one of the top industries and is critical to industries worldwide. A freight broker plays an important role in freight transport. Being a freight broker can be a lucrative, fulfilling, and flexible career.

How to Become a Freight Agent

Freight Agent

To become a freight agent, you need a customer base, relevant experience, an office, a computer, a phone, and eagerness to own your own business. A freight agent works with freight brokers under a parent freight company.

In the Trenches with Dave Lapham

The First Star Logistics – Dave Lapham In The Trenches Sweepstakes is now officially open. The Sweepstakes is sponsored by First Star Logistics, LLC. and will begin on October 25, 2021, at 8:00 AM EDT and end on December 3, 2021, at 8:00 PM EST.

In the Trenches with Dave Lapham

Cincinnati Bengals fans are excited by what they saw Sunday in the Bengals blowout win over the Baltimore Ravens as Joe Burrow, Joe Mixon, Ja’Marr Chase, and C.J. Uzomah all came up big for offensive coordinator Brian Callahan.

Life at First Star

Our goal as a company is to support our team members in every way possible. We have a work hard, play hard mentality here and below are a few examples of how we have fun!

First Star Logistics Digs

A fun “MTV Cribs” themed video portraying the possibilities First Star offers its broker agents. The sky is the limit!