Every market challenge is an invitation to innovate and redefine success.
Change-makers in the logistics world often defy the odds and break the mold. The SmartBroker of the Year Award stands as a testament to this spirit.
What is a SmartBroker?
The SmartBroker emerges as the next generation of freight brokers in today's evolving logistics landscape. Unlike traditional counterparts, a SmartBroker seamlessly merges the art of relationship-building with the power of cutting-edge technology.
At its essence, a SmartBroker is characterized by:
- A growth mindset
- Commitment to operational excellence
- An emphasis on forging deep, meaningful relationships
- Leveraging advanced technology
While technology plays a pivotal role in their operations, their dedication to building lasting partnerships with shippers and carriers sets them apart. In a world where the balance between human interaction and digital proficiency is crucial, SmartBrokers redefines the future of freight brokering by offering an unmatched blend of technological innovation and human-centric operations.
Take, for instance, our 2022 award recipient, Dale Prax, the founder of Direct Expedite. With 30 years of industry experience, Dale brought innovation to ground-expedited transportation, hitting a remarkable milestone with their Automated Freight Quoting System. Today, Dale is developing technology and communities to fight double brokers with FreightValidate.com.
Nominate a Deserving SmartBroker or Yourself!
Nominations for the 2023 SmartBroker of the Year award are open. Whether you know a freight broker who fits the bill or believe you've got what it takes, we invite you to participate. Everyone is eligible to nominate—no need to be a Denim customer.
Here's what the selection process looks like:
- Nominate: Submit your nominations using our three-question form. Detail why you believe the nominee should be the SmartBroker of the Year.
- Deadline: Nominations will close on December 31st
- Evaluation: A select panel at Denim will thoroughly assess each nomination.
- Announcement: Keep an eye out! The winner will be announced in January 2024.
The Smart Broker of the Year winner will receive a slick trophy, press release, and social media recognition.
Celebrating excellence in logistics propels the industry forward. Take advantage of this chance to highlight the distinction. Whether nominating an industry peer, a mentor, or yourself, be part of this esteemed recognition. Dive in and nominate now!