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Freight Broker for IL

Elgin, Illinois
Job Type
27 Jul 2022

Summary of Responsibilities

The Freight Broker is responsible for the execution of freight within their assigned regions on a daily basis, leveraging and developing an outside carrier network as well as capacity tools and technologies. Procurement Representatives are focused on transactional, same day and next day pick up shipments from Leonard's Express, Inc. customers.

Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities

The Freight Broker plays a role in the ongoing functions of the Company. Other duties may be assigned to meet business needs. The key responsibilities of the position include :

  • Executes on all freight within the assigned region, as well as giving support to other regions as needed
  • Negotiates pricing with carrier partners on transactional, recovery, and low lead time freight
  • Assigns and tenders loads to carrier partners based on negotiated rates
  • Uses data driven resources to make informed procurement decisions
  • Utilizes the carrier network and all available tools to ensure all loads are provided carrier coverage daily

The key accountabilities of the position include:

  • Verifies individual and team coverage of all loads within the assigned region on a daily basis
  • Maintains relationships with the company's network of carriers
  • Secures additional hauling capacity for Leonard's customers
  • Prioritizes sales goals attainment, including :
  • Load Volumes
  • Gross Profit
  • Repeat Carrier Usage

Key Competencies

Based on the essential and other duties and responsibilities of the position, the Freight Broker should have a number of professional skills and abilities:

  • Familiarity with common trucking industry terminology
  • Good interpersonal and customer service skills, well-developed verbal and written communication skills, and the ability to work both as an individual contributor and a team member
  • Relationship building skills with both internal and external partners
  • Sound organizational, records management and time management skills, plus excellent attention to detail
  • The ability to effectively prioritize responsibilities, meet assigned deadlines, and manage the related stress
  • The ability to work independently with minimal supervision, as well as collaborate with a team

Key Qualifications

Based on the technical and professional responsibilities of the position, the Freight Broker is required to have:

  • Bachelor's degree preferred
  • 1-3 years related experience
  • Equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Experience with systems such as TMW, Microsoft Office products, load and truck posting boards
  • Strong work ethic
  • Competitive nature

Physical and Environmental

The Freight Broker is primarily located in a climate controlled office environment with moderate noise levels, but may experience other physical environments while traveling. Physical requirements include:

  • Using computer hardware and software for extended periods of time (repetitive motion)
  • Must be able to lift up to 25 pounds occasionally

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


This position offers an excellent benefits package including 401K, health, dental, vision, life insurance, paid time off, and more.

How to Apply

You may apply by using the link in this ad or by calling us at .

About Us

Leonard's Express is a family owned transportation provider located in Farmington, NY with additional offices located throughout the United States. We provide transportation solutions for a wide range of customers that encompass many industries. With our state of the art technology and our dedicated staff, Leonard's Express is able to provide our customers with dependable, diversified and creative logistics solutions that are responsive and cost-effective.

Our company offers a variety of unique and exciting professional opportunities in Colorado, Delaware, Idaho, New York, North Carolina and across the nation. At Leonard's you will be joining a team of highly skilled and dedicated individuals. Whether you have a background in Class A driving, customer service, finance, human resources, information technology, maintenance, operations, recruiting, sales, settlement, or safety we have a role for you.

Leonard's Express is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race/color/religion/sex/national origin/veteran/disability/age/sexual orientation/gender identity or any other characteristic protected by law.


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  • Job Reference: 668999461-2
  • Date Posted: 27 July 2022
  • Recruiter: Leonards Express Inc
  • Location: Elgin, Illinois
  • Salary: On Application
  • Job Type: Permanent