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How can The Shipping Emporium help with quality sub-contractor trucking needs in government contracting?

We are a great fit if your company is doing business with agencies or universities in Virginia’s Procurement System. Or if are you a buyer in eVA – Virginia’s Procurement System for state and local agencies and universities in Virginia.

Success with Government Contracting Requires Being Prepared! Finding quality sub-contractors to give you the edge on the competition, and The Shipping Emporium, a freight broker and reliable freight services provider, is here for you!

The Shipping Emporium is a Domestic Freight Forwarding Firm, very experienced with handling heavy shipping (over 100 pounds) for Virginia’s universities and agencies and as a sub-contracting partner to companies.

What is a Freight Forwarder?

A freight forwarder, freight forwarding company, or forwarding agent, also known as a non-vessel operating common carrier (NVOCC), is a person or company that organizes shipments for individuals or corporations to get goods from the manufacturer or producer to a market, customer or final point of distribution. Forwarders contract with a carrier or often multiple carriers to transport cargo. A forwarder does not move the goods but serves as an expert in the logistics network. Freight carriers can use a variety of shipping modes, including trucks and railroad (inter-modal) and often use multiple modes for a single shipment. For example, the freight forwarder may arrange to have cargo moved from a plant to an airport by truck, flown to the destination city and then moved from the airport to a customer’s building by another truck.

We can support your company with the very best shipping rates for LTL (Less Than Truckload) and TL (Full Truckload or Trucking).

How can we find you good rates for your Domestic Freight services?

Have you ever been offered the choice of LTL (Less-Than- Truckload or TL (dedicated truck- Truckload) for shipping your goods without understanding the difference in price? That is where our logistics and transportation experience can help. Understand that we have your best interests in mind, and we will look at all elements of the process. We’ll analyze your shipment’s size and help you to determine the best carrier options for your needs.

If you would like a freight quote please fill out our online form or give us a call today at – (434) 990-4144.

Why should you use a freight broker for your freight shipping needs?

1)  Freight Brokers (3PLs) have already done the leg work to develop relationships with thousands of carriers across the country. This is great, because it saves time from you having to develop those relationships yourself. We’re your carrier “shipping service” rather than a packaging or storage service. So we know how to get you the best shipping rates and freight shipping service that will meet your specific needs.

2)    Working with a freight broker is like hiring your own personal freight manager. It gives you time to concentrate on other aspects of your business, while a quality broker will create your bill of ladings, schedule your freight pickups, track your orders, and audit your invoices before sending them to you.

3)   Government contracting can help your business grow, so if you’re ready to increase the odds that you’ll get the bid and you need a freight and shipping quote, give us a call.

4) The Shipping Emporium is a small business certified freight provider dedicated to helping you grow your business!


Testimonial about The Shipping Emporium and government contracting 

“The Shipping Emporium has been an important partner with MJL Enterprises as we respond to quote requests from the US Department of Defense and Federal Agencies. We are often under tight deadlines to respond with competitive quotes. Fortunately, The Shipping Emporium, is very responsive with their transportation quotes and is also very competitive in her pricing. Sometimes inexpensive freight costs are the deciding factor when we compete for Government business. I’m positive working with The Shipping Emporium has given us the edge over our competitors for this business. Furthermore, Jane always keeps us in the loop with updates as our freight moves and is happy to provide Pick-Up Records, Delivery Receipts or additional insurance for our cargo. It’s been a pleasure working with Jane and The team at Shipping Emporium, we are very fortunate to have them on our team!”
– SM

We can offer you a no-obligation freight quote anytime!

Jane Barnett- JSB Enterprises LLC d/b/a The Shipping Emporium
(703) 304 8170
(434) 990-4144

Barboursville, VA 22923


MC# 852417     Duns # 078483342    CAGE Code # 78HM5
eVA Vendor # 91829 and SWAM cert # 701061

Jane Barnett, Owner The Shipping Emporium

Member: TIA – Transportation Intermediaries Association


The Shipping Emporium