Working with freight brokers can be…challenging. Out of the thousands of brokers in the industry, a trucker can tell a horror story about most of them. Trucking companies must navigate communication problems, shady practices, and even disrespect when working with brokers. But there’s some good out there. We poured over thousands of reviews to create this list of the top-rated freight brokerages on Google.
Before we jump into the best brokerages, a few disclaimers: Google reviews don’t have a verification process like Glassdoor. So it helps to read through some of the comments and then decide for yourself. When we scrolled through for ourselves, the majority of the feedback came from owner-operators and company drivers. That means the carriers who’ve moved the loads heavily influence the overall ranking.
Added to that, we started from the top. These companies made the Transport Topics 2022 Top Freight Brokerage Firms list. Then from there, we searched each company’s local Google listing. For larger brokerages, we checked the HQ local listing. We’ve only included companies that had at least 30 individual ratings.
So if you’re in the market for a freight broker that won’t rip you off, check out our list of the top freight brokers with the highest rankings on Google local listings.
Top 25 Highest-Ranked Freight Brokerage Firms on Google
|1||ST Freight||Manitowoc, WI|
|2||Axle Logistics||Knoxville, TN|
|3||Beemac Logistics||Beaver, PA|
|4||Kirsch Transportation||Omaha, NE|
|5||XPO Logistics||HQ in Greenwich, CT|
|6||Watco Logistics||Pittsburgh, KS|
|7||Venture Connect||Grand Rapids, MI|
|8||Priority1 Inc.||Little Rock, AR|
|9||Koch Logistics||St. Paul, MN|
|10||Sunset Transportation||St. Louis, MO|
|11||Spot Freight||Indianapolis, IN|
|12||ArcBest Corp.||Fort Smith, AK|
|13||Logistics Plus||HQ in Erie, PA|
|15||Arrive Logistics||Austin, TX|
|16||Sureway Transportation||St. Cloud, MN|
|17||R2 Logistics||Dallas, TX|
|18||Ashley Distribution Services||Arcadia, WI|
|19||R&R Express||Pittsburgh, PA|
|20||RLS Logistics||Newfield, NJ|
|21||Cardinal Logistics||Concord, NC|
|22||CRST The Transportation Solution||Cedar Rapids, IA|
|23||Ascent Global Logistics||Belleville, MI|
|24||Total Quality Logistics||HQ in Cincinnati, OH|
|25||Hub Group||Oak Brook, IL|
Let’s take it a step further and talk about which freight brokers are going to actually pay you what you’re owed on time–because sometimes that outweighs the best Google ratings. According to our insiders, the freight brokers you won’t need to hound for payments are C.H. Robinson, Coyote Logistics, Armstrong Transport Group, and Gulf Intermodal.
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And there you have it, the best freight brokers to work with based on the highest Google ratings and our pro-tip for ensuring the best solution for your business. We hope this list makes your hunt for a reliable and trustworthy freight broker much easier. Happy hauling!