Freight, Difference

Liability difference between a freight broker and freight forwarder is significantly different. Both can move inland but there liabilities differ.
Freight broker is not required to have cargo liability. Brokers do not have statutory freight claims. The never take possession of the freight. They only facilitate shipments between shipper and carrier. Freight Brokers can get by with contingent cargo liability. Under Carmack Amendment brokers are considered absent negligence in the event of loss or damage.
Freight Forwarder by law must provide cargo liability. Freight forward under is FMCSA is considered a common carrier the same as a motor carrier. Under Carmack Amendment freight forwarders are required to proper claims handling. A freight forwarder is not only covered by cargo insurance they also work diligently to resolve issues on behalf of their customers.

for more information on freight moving, contact Jose at
jose@momentumtransport.com

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