What is the difference between a Carrier and a Broker?

What is the difference between a Carrier and a Broker?
Published on September 7, 2021 at 2:16 pm GMT

Auto transportation carriers and brokers are a part of the same industry. Nevertheless, the two have fundamental differences between them when it comes to moving motor vehicles. The main one is that auto transport carriers own their trucks and operate them independently with their administration, whereas vehicle transport brokers don't.
It gives advantages and disadvantages in the auto shipping industry owning one's trucks. They are better at knowing the extent of their orders and can usually process them more precisely.
But, having a set capacity is a double-edged sword because when the orders outnumber
capabilities, the transportation becomes constrained. When carriers cannot locate customers for their services, it forces them to outsource and rely on brokers to obtain the requisite number of clients to sustain their operations.
For an auto transportation brokerage company like Tempus Logix, such hindrances do not exist.
They have an unlimited number of individuals or corporate carriers to assign shipments. The timeframes for pick-up and delivery may fluctuate more with them. But for the rest, their performance in finding different types of trailers appropriate for specific vehicles or transporting boats and heavy equipment is far more reaching.

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