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A freight broker is an intermediary between a transportation company and a shipper. A freight broker does not own equipment. Instead, they arrange loads
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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
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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
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According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, over 1.9 million people were heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers in 2020. These dedicated drivers move
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Refrigerator trucks and dry vans can carry a wide variety of cargo and are therefore the two of the most common haulers. Although these types of trucks are useful
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Intermodal transportation uses one or more methods of transportation to move freight from the shipper to the final destination.
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In logistics, the “last mile” is the final stage in the transportation process in which goods travel from the warehouse or distribution center to the consumer.
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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?
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The work of a freight broker involves many responsibilities. Freight brokers must maintain a rolodex of strong, reputable carriers, deftly navigate driver
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Truckload freight rates are the cost per mile to ship cargo. Freight rates are determined by market forces such as supply and demand,
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Every new home requires materials, equipment, and components that must travel many steps in the supply chain process to ultimately end up at
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Transportation spend management is a method for analyzing and optimizing the operations and finances of a logistics organization.
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The freight market is the space where transporters, brokers, and charterers determine shipping deals. The freight market system is important
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When shipped, freight needs to arrive on time and in perfect condition. The safety of the cargo is paramount for shippers. For transportation providers, the goals
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Many companies have traditionally handled all operations in house. However, as technology advances and demands on business increase, many companies find
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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.
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The term “freight” refers to cargo transported in bulk by aircraft, ship, train, or truck. When bulk cargo is transported, there are often many complex.
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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!
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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.
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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
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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.
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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.
Videocasts
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.
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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.
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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!
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A unique and fun spin on The Office with Sam Hubbard. Take a look at what it’s like to “work” in the First Star office!
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A fun “MTV Cribs” themed video portraying the possibilities First Star offers its broker agents. The sky is the limit!
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irst Star Logistics has locations across the country. Here is an inside look at one of our offices in the Wilmington, NC area.
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Take a look at what First Star is doing in your community. This video highlights the Charleston, SC area and the work we do within.
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Rodney is experienced in the Intermodal industry, he takes pride in being involved within his community.
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Learn what First Star Logistics offers its employees – including benefits, competitive pay, and a fun work environment.
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Listen to what First Star Logistics offers its employees and there customers.
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Check out what it’s like to work at First Star Logistics, a unique asset-based global logistics provider.
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Dave Berk turns the tables on Dave Lapham taking over his “In The Trenches” videocast presented by First Star Logistics.
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Check out what it’s like to work at First Star Logistics, a unique asset-based global logistics provider, with more than 60 years of experience in the industry.
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First Star Logistics offers many unique opportunities to its employees. Check out some of the past seasons in our Cincinnati Bengal’s suite.
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One of the Cincinnati Bengals All-Time greats, Willie Anderson gets “In The Trenches” with Dave Lapham presented by First Star Logistics.
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Dave Lapham welcomes former Cincinnati Reds pitcher Rob Dibble to In The Trenches presented by First Star Logistics.
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First Star Logistics is a proud sponsor of the Cincinnati Reds.
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University of Cincinnati basketball fans have seen the ups and downs of the Bearcats program over the years.
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Former 2x Super Bowl champion (XXI, XXV) quarterback Phil Simms has come a long way from his high school career…
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Dave Lapham welcomes In The Trenches former Cincinnati Bengals and current Los Angeles Rams offensive lineman Andrew Whitworth. In The Trenches is presented by First Star Logistics.
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With First Star Logistics, you can enjoy some of the biggest music artists in the country at our First Star Club, at the Riverbend Music Center.
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Former Cincinnati Bengals offensive line coach Paul Alexander gets In The Trenches with Dave Lapham presented by First Star Logistics.
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One of First Star Logistics’ brokers, was awarded an all-expenses-paid trip to Arizona for the Cincinnati Red’s Spring Training Camp.
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Former Cincinnati Bengals defensive lineman John Thornton gets In The Trenches with Dave Lapham presented by First Star Logistics.
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NBC Sports football analyst Chris Simms gets In The Trenches with Dave Lapham presented by First Star Logistics.