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Working As A Freight Agent

  • Getting Information
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems
  • Processing Information
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge
  • Deal with People

  • Mostly Sitting

  • Repetitive

  • Stressful

  • $37,820

    Average Salary

What Does A Freight Agent Do At DHL Global Forwarding

* Completes coordination between all applicable parties for all air export shipments for our customers; ensures timely bookings with airline on customer behalf
* Prepares export documentation, including entry into Logis Air, in accordance to country requirements as well as the preparation of Certificate of Origin, Cargo Manifest, NAFTA Certificate, Airway Bill and any other documents required by the customer
* Compliant filing of AES (automated electronic system) export customs
* Responsible for timely completion of export documents and coordinate with both customer and/or warehouse for timely delivery of cargo
* Communicates regularly with customer in regards to customer’s shipment status as well as continuous communication with overseas to meet delivery commitments; follow-up with airline to monitor and track departure and arrival information and updates
* Ensures invoicing of rendered services is completed accurately and in a timeframe consistent with company policy.
* Ensure customer profiles are accurate and updated
* Meet all KPI’s assigned and audited by the Control Tower

What Does A Freight Agent Do At Milestone Corporation

* Sell Milestone's brokerage servicesIdentify, qualify and generate new businessEffectively build and maintain existing relationships, managing all shipping needs including freight coverage and delivering exceptional customer serviceAct as the liaison between client, carrier, shipper and receiverNegotiate customer and carrier ratesManage a diverse group of truckload freight for different manufacturers, distributors, and other industries across the US and CanadaResponsible for selecting carriers, negotiating truck rates, scheduling and management of drivers and truckload status follow-upMust have the ability to adapt and resolve conflict through unpredictable conditions such as delays, driver shortages, equipment failures, and weather, all the while maintaining a high level of communication and customer service across the boardPost loads to online load board for truck reviews and negotiating rates
* Pay: Commensurate with experience; commission based upon new business

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Real Freight Agent Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Cargo and Freight Agents Blue Water Shipping Us, Inc. Fort Lauderdale, FL Apr 02, 2014 $58,979
Cargo and Freight Agents Wizard DPR Electronics Inc. New York, NY Aug 05, 2014 $53,061
Cargo and Freight Agent Nissin International Transport U.S.A., Inc. Torrance, CA Dec 21, 2010 $52,437
Air Freight Agent DHL Air Express International USA, Inc. D/B/A/DHL Humble, TX Sep 15, 2013 $52,333
Cargo and Freight Agents USA Intercargo, LLC Savannah, GA Jun 01, 2014 $52,229
Cargo and Freight Agents USA Intercargo, LLC Savannah, GA Jul 01, 2014 $52,229
Cargo and Freight Agent Blue Water Shipping Us, Inc. Fort Lauderdale, FL Sep 02, 2010 $52,000
Cargo and Freight Agents ETF Services Inc. New York, NY Apr 09, 2014 $50,835
Cargo & Freight Agents Lavinstar Logistics, Inc. Iselin, NJ Dec 03, 2010 $50,000 -
Cargo and Freight Agents Nissin International Transport U.S.A., Inc. NY Jun 07, 2012 $49,629
Cargo and Freight Agents Leschaco, Inc. Houston, TX Aug 20, 2013 $48,693
Cargo & Freight Agents M&M Cargo Line, Inc. Iselin, NJ Apr 17, 2009 $47,208 -
Cargo and Freight Agents Hy International Corporation Great Falls, VA Feb 02, 2010 $46,218
Cargo and Freight Agents Nippon Express USA Dulles Town Center, VA Jan 28, 2010 $46,218
Cargo & Freight Agents Booheung Industrial USA, Inc. Irvine, CA Nov 05, 2009 $45,163
Cargo and Freight Agent Am Worldwide, Inc. Houston, TX Mar 24, 2008 $45,000
Cargo and Freight Agents Nippon Express USA Dulles Town Center, VA May 01, 2008 $45,000
Cargo and Freight Agents Korea Express USA Inc. Bolingbrook, IL Jan 04, 2013 $40,851
Cargo & Freight Agents Unitrans International COR.Poration Inglewood, CA Dec 21, 2007 $39,653
Cargo and Freight Agents Z Transportation, Inc. Wayne, NJ Feb 03, 2010 $38,776
Cargo & Freight Agents Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. Broussard, LA Jan 08, 2008 $38,334
Cargo and Freight Agent OEC Freight (Ny), Inc. NY Sep 27, 2011 $38,000
Cargo & Freight Agents Mega Shipping & Forwarding, Ltd. New York, NY May 12, 2009 $37,566
Cargo and Freight Agents Mega Shipping & Forwarding, Ltd. New York, NY Sep 08, 2015 $37,000
Cargo and Freight Agents Worldwide Logistics, Ltd. Maywood, NJ Oct 01, 2014 $37,000

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Top Freight Agent Skills

  1. Cargo Contents
  2. Carriers
  3. Freight Shipments
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Manage and approve carriers to ensure proper licensing, insurance and safety rating is current and in good standing.
  • Coordinate and maintain ocean import and export freight shipments to and from the U.S.
  • Coordinate inbound and outbound shipments for domestic air freight shipments.
  • Insure all revenue reported is applied to the appropriate general ledger account numbers for data entry to input.
  • Performed all safety checks ensuring the organizations were in compliance with all Department of Transportation Safety regulations.

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