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Freight Forwarder

2

Statewide
Job Postings
432nd

Out of 439
Jobs In-Demand
1,420

Currently Employed
in Indiana
$12.04 - $22.54

Avg. Hourly Wage
Indiana
$15.69 - $25.53

Avg. Hourly Wage
USA
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Freight Forwarder - Indiana Regions Overview:

The graph above shows that there were 2 job postings for the occupation of Freight Forwarder in Indiana during 2013 and 2014. The vertical bar chart shows which regions had the most demand for Freight Forwarder. These numbers represent current demand as advertised in online job postings and do not necessarily indicate projected job growth in the future. Nevertheless, these numbers are a valid barometer for gauging recent job demand statewide and regionally in Indiana.

Top 3 Specialized Skills

There are not any certifications requested by Indiana employers for this occupation.
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Top 3 Certifications

There are not any certifications requested by Indiana employers for this occupation.
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What Freight Forwarder Do:

Expedite and route movement of incoming and outgoing cargo and freight shipments in airline, train, and trucking terminals, and shipping docks. Take orders from customers and arrange pickup of freight and cargo for delivery to loading platform. Prepare and examine bills of lading to determine shipping charges and tariffs.

Common Job Activities:

  • Estimate freight or postal rates and record shipment costs and weights.
  • Keep records of all goods shipped, received, and stored.
  • Enter shipping information into a computer by hand or by a hand-held scanner that reads bar codes on goods.
  • Check import or export documentation to determine cargo contents and use tariff coding system to classify goods according to fee or tariff group.
  • Prepare manifests showing numbers of airplane passengers and baggage, mail, and freight weights, transmitting data to destinations.
  • Negotiate and arrange transport of goods with shipping or freight companies.
  • Advise clients on transportation and payment methods.
  • Track delivery progress of shipments.
  • Notify consignees, passengers, or customers of freight or baggage arrival and arrange for delivery.
  • Install straps, braces, and padding to loads to prevent shifting or damage during shipment.
  • Arrange insurance coverage for goods.
  • Direct or participate in cargo loading to ensure completeness of load and even distribution of weight.
  • Determine method of shipment and prepare bills of lading, invoices, and other shipping documents.
  • Coordinate and supervise activities of workers engaged in packing and shipping merchandise.
  • Route received goods to first available flight or to appropriate storage areas or departments, using forklifts, hand trucks, or other equipment.
  • Direct delivery trucks to shipping doors or designated marshaling areas and help load and unload goods safely.
  • Open cargo containers and unwrap contents, using steel cutters, crowbars, or other hand tools.
  • Contact vendors or claims adjustment departments to resolve shipment problems or contact service depots to arrange for repairs.
  • Retrieve stored items and trace lost shipments as necessary.
  • Attach address labels, identification codes, and shipping instructions to containers.
  • Inspect and count items received and check them against invoices or other documents, recording shortages and rejecting damaged goods.
  • Maintain a supply of packing materials.
  • Pack goods for shipping, using tools such as staplers, strapping machines, and hammers.

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