Differences Between 3PL and Freight Brokers
Knowing the differences between 3PL and freight brokers can help you make the right decision when choosing the best shipping and logistics services for you and the needs of your business. Even though most companies will offer one or the other service, at C&D Logistics, we can proudly say that we offer every kind of freight and shipping service as well as logistics services.
What is a Freight Broker?
A freight broker is a company that acts as a middleman between a company that needs shipping and a company that provides shipping services. Freight brokers will facilitate communication between shippers and the carrier. They will make sure that the transportation between shippers and carriers goes smoothly and that freights will get to their destination in time.
Freight brokers will help you find the carrier perfect for your company’s specific needs. Also, a freight broker will make sure that your shipment complies with the law and that you have all the documents needed for international freight shipping.
What Is a 3PL Broker?
A third-party logistics or 3PL broker is a company that provides comprehensive logistics and shipping solutions to its customers. With a 3PL broker, a company that needs to ship something will get not only a freight broker that will handle all the freight shipping but also a company that will handle all the logistics. C&D Logistics is a company that offers this and many other services, such as project logistics and much more. This way, clients can choose the right service for their specific needs.
The 3PL Offers More Services
Since a freight broker is a company that will only facilitate the communication between carriers and shippers, clients will not have to deal with that part of the shipping process; however, there are companies that require a lot more services than shipping, and here is where 3PL brokers can help immensely. In essence, a 3PL allows companies to outsource all the shipping logistics to a third party. Depending on the company, 3PL brokers can offer a range of services from shipping to storing or even packing.
C&D Logistics is a company that offers a range of services, including warehouse solutions, bulk shipments, and much more. If you are looking for a company to handle all your logistics and shipping needs, look no further than C&D Logistics. Contact us today and get a shipping quote.