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Difference between Dispatch Service and Broker

Jan 24, 2020 at 10:40 AM CST
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Not to bring up a sore subject but have run across a few dispatch services calling on our loads posted within the last few weeks. What is the true difference between the two?

We are a manufacturer/distributor so not a brokerage working with another brokerage on the loads we own all the product we are setting up loads on. Just looking for insight to be better informed if i were to book a truck with a dispatch service in the future.

Thank you

Replied on Fri, Jan 24, 2020 at 11:10 AM CST

https://www.comcapfactoring.com/blog/freight-broker-vs-freight-dispatcher/

Replied on Fri, Jan 24, 2020 at 11:10 AM CST
Replied on Fri, Jan 24, 2020 at 11:20 AM CST
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Thank you! I had trouble finding info. on the specifics my main concern was liability and what all would be involved if we ran into issues such as with a cargo claim

Replied on Fri, Jan 24, 2020 at 02:36 PM CST
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Originally Posted by: LUCAS BRUNENN
Quote: "Thank you! I had trouble finding info. on the specifics my main concern was liability and what all would be involved if we ran into issues such as with a cargo claim"

Always a good rule to ensure that the name on the bill of lading that is signed coordinates with the name on the actual carrier insurance policy, also a good idea to have your company name added to their insurance no matter if they are using a factoring or dispatch service.