What’s the Difference between a Broker and a Carrier?

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    What’s the difference between a broker and a carrier

    Carriers physically transport vehicles from one place to another. It can be transported by truck, ship, airplane, or train, depending on the needs of the shipment. 

    Brokers work with verified carriers who have updated licenses, cargo insurance, and USDOT credentials. Some carriers specialize in transporting specific types of vehicles, so their sizes vary, for instance, AutoStar Transport Express is a verified and licensed Broker.

    Brokers act as middlemen between shippers and carriers. They provide the shipper with the most appropriate carrier for their needs and arrange the shipment. As the broker does not own their own transportation assets, they work with a network of carriers to find the most suitable solution for the shipper.