Freight Checkers was created with the intention of bringing balance back to the transportation industry. For too long, freight brokers, shippers and receivers have been able to take advantage of carriers due to the lack transparency and a platform for carriers to be able to communicate with each other. With so many carriers and a fraction of that number of freight brokers, it’s imperative for carriers to have a meeting ground where everyone has a voice. Freight Checkers main goal to allow carriers to make informed decisions regarding their business partners prior to doing business with them.
Freight Checkers believes transparency is the best way to hold everyone in our industry accountable for their actions both in the past and in the future. Considering there are multiple sites that hold carriers accountable we believe it’s time for motor carriers to have a site to hold their business partners accountable as well. In the end, knowing who you are doing business with on the front end is of the utmost importance especially in today’s environment of fly-by-night brokers and identity theft scams.
Our Mission & Plan of Action
Freight Checker’s intention is to help every carrier on the road today and in the future. Having a platform for all carriers to communicate with each other is the first step in providing real transparency the trucking industry needs and deserves! Below is a brief highlight of how we plan to increase general awareness across the shipping & transportation industry in North America.
To give carriers more insight into the transaction being negotiated
Without the carriers, goods cannot be hauled, and transportation is impossible. Ultimately, it is the carrier who is performing the transportation services. Therefore, carriers deserve the right to know the rate the shipper is paying so they can negotiate their cut. They can accept jobs knowing the full details and decline underpaid jobs.
Ensure integrity and accountability of all parties
When transparency becomes a vital obligation in the trucking industry, brokers can be held accountable for their actions. Non-disclosure of the shipping rates enables scam brokers to inflate shipping rates to carriers with the intent of not paying them. Double brokering and identity theft scams are notorious for inflating the rates to the carrier with no intention of ever paying that carrier. If the carrier knew what the original rate was by having communication with the shipper, then the carrier would stand a better chance against being deceived. Again, this scam is possible because brokers are not held accountable when it comes to price transparency.
Fair compensation for carriers & Greater Transparency in the Transportation Industry
Non-disclosure of shipping rates empowers brokers to keep larger percentages of the rates paid. Carriers are unaware of the actual freight costs and are easily exploited and underpaid. Transparency of the shipping rates will enable fair compensation for carriers who will be better equipped to negotiate a fair rate that does not take advantage of either party.
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