Brian Smith

March 31, 2023

2 minutes

Why Online Freight Services Are the Future of Shipping

Why Online Freight Services Are the Future of Shipping

First of all, let's talk about convenience. Back in the old days, if you wanted to ship something across the country, you had to either call up a bunch of freight carriers and negotiate a contract, or use a freight broker to do it for you (and pay a hefty fee in the process). But with online freight services, you can get quotes and book your shipment with just a few clicks. No more waiting on hold, no more back-and-forth with a broker, just pure, unadulterated convenience.

But it's not just about convenience - it's also about cost. Traditional freight brokers can take a big chunk of your profits just for finding a carrier to haul your goods. But with online freight services, you can cut out the middleman and save big on shipping costs. Plus, since these companies operate on a digital platform, they're able to offer much lower overhead costs, which translates into savings for you.

Another thing to consider is flexibility. With traditional freight carriers, you're often stuck working within a narrow time frame, and if you miss your pickup or delivery window, you're out of luck. But with online freight services, you have access to a wider range of carriers and can often book last-minute shipments or make changes to your pickup/delivery schedule with ease. That means no more missed deadlines or lost profits due to shipping delays.

And let's not forget about visibility. When you book a shipment through an online freight service, you have access to real-time tracking and updates on your shipment's progress. That means you can keep your customers informed about when their goods will arrive, and you can have peace of mind knowing that everything is on track. Plus, since these companies use digital platforms, there's no need for paper tracking documents or time-consuming handoffs between carriers.


So there you have it, folks - why online freight services are the future of shipping. With their convenience, low cost, flexibility, and visibility, it's no wonder that more and more shippers are turning to these digital platforms for their shipping needs. If you haven't made the switch yet, now's the time to do it. After all, if you're not on board the tech train, you're going to get left behind. Thanks for tuning in, and until next time, this is Joe Rogan signing off. Keep on shipping, my friends.

Brian Smith

I joined Cota Systems to help U.S. truckers grow their businesses. I proudly served in the U.S. Navy, managed some of the largest brands on earth, and I'm excited to share what I've learned with you. Truckers are the backbone of our great nation and when you and your family are thriving, so is America! 🇺🇸

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