Carrier Relations Representative

Kentwood, MI
Full Time
Entry Level

FWF is a third-party logistics and transportation provider (3PL) headquartered in Grand Rapids, MI. We are focused on providing full-service logistics solutions to our clients through industry-leading service and reliability. As a 3PL, FWF has the unique ability to offer less than truckload (LTL) and full truckload (TL) shipping, intermodal, drayage, domestic and international ground/air freight services to our clients. Advanced technology and innovation allow FWF to offer complete logistics solutions through three distinct service features: 

  • Dedicated representatives 

  • Automated TMS implementation 

  • Managed freight teams 

The Carrier Relations Representative will work with assigned team to expand the FWF carrier network. This position will report directly to the department lead on a daily basis, and will be responsible for negotiating carrier rates, building relationships, onboarding new carriers, carrier compliance, database tracking, and pairing carriers with FWF common lanes and shipments among other tasks as assigned. 


Day-to-Day Operations 

  • Develop new and grow existing carrier relationships 
  • Build relationships with carriers based on FWF business needs to secure additional capacity to meet the demands of the sales team 
  • Provide exceptional service to our carriers 
  • Onboard new carriers through thorough communication and detailed data entry that includes common lanes, available equipment, and optimal points of contact 
  • Negotiate rates with carriers to secure efficient capacity to meet FWF business needs 
  • Responsible for day-to-day operations including carrier compliance 
  • Maintain accurate and up-to-date carrier records 
  • Ensure all database documentation is compliant with industry standards 
  • Maintain complete understanding of markets including seasonal freight 
  • Maintain complete understanding of targeted capacity including POC’s, common lanes, and common trailer types 
  • Collaborate with assigned carrier relations teams to ensure optimal capacity is secured 
  • Maintain carrier information in internal database including location, equipment type, and availability 
  • Vet all carriers thoroughly prior to onboarding with FWF 

What We Commit to You 

  • Advanced industry training program  
  • Transparent and people-first culture
  • Support to create clear and concise career-oriented goals  
  • Opportunity for continued growth and development
  • Competitive compensation package

Qualifications

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office 
  • Proven written and verbal communicator 
  • Organized with high attention to detail 
  • Proficient organizational skills with high attention to detail 
  • Unwavering work ethic with a drive towards career growth 
  • Collaborative team member that desires continuous learning  

Compensation and Benefits 

  • Competitive Base Salary   
  • Health/Dental/Vision/Pet insurance options after an initial 90-day training period  
  • Disability insurance options after an initial 90-day training period 
  • Discounted gym membership  
  • Employee assistance and discount programs  
  • Weekly catered lunches  
  • 401K retirement plan with company match  
  • Casual dress options  
  • Paid time off  
  • Paid sick days  
  • Paid parental leave  

FWF Awards and Recognition 

  • Inc. 5000: 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021 
  • Inc. 5000 Regionals Midwest: 2020, 2021, 2022 
  • Top Freight Brokerage Firms: 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 
  • Top Company for Women to Work for in Transportation: 2019, 2020, 2021 
  • Detroit Free Press Top Workplaces: 2020, 2021 
  • Michigan 50 Companies to Watch: 2020 
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