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12094 Anderson Road #325

Tampa Florida 33625

(813) 284 0696 | (813) 293 7935

gorka@thecarrierconsortium.com

12094 Anderson Road #325

Tampa Florida 33625

(813) 284 0696 | (813) 293 7935

gorka@thecarrierconsortium.com

25 Years of Experience

as Both a Shipper
and a Broker

What is The Carrier Consortium?

We are a carrier search firm that helps shippers find the right carriers.  Shippers are inundated daily with emails and cold calls from carriers trying to win their business.  We provide a filtering system for this solicitation.  Our shippers forward these carrier emails to us so that we can vet the right carriers that meet their specific needs (i.e. carrier location, fleet size, live/drop trailer capacity, lane experience, target rates, etc.).  Beyond the solicitations that our shippers receive, we look for and find the right carriers that meet our clients’ needs based on years of experience in the industry.

In addition to the new carriers we search for daily, we already have an existing network of asset-based carriers with coverage throughout North America.   Our network represents owner operators to asset-based carriers with large fleets.  Our carriers are very diverse but similar in the most important area… RELIABILITY.  The Carrier Consortium does not haul freight, the asset-base carriers inside our network move your freight.

What do they pay us?

$50/load for any load with a transportation cost of $749 and below and $100 for any load $750 or above. Not a penny more. This allows our shippers to get the best pricing possible directly from the carrier without the excess charges from a 3PL/Broker.

The Carrier Consortium was started by Gorka Zubizarreta. Who is Gorka Zubizarreta? Allow me to tell you a little about myself.

How was the Carrier Consortium conceived?

I worked in the lumber business for 17 years.  During this time, I grew to understand what was key in transportation:  Reliability and Communication.  Reliability to me is knowing that I can count on you.  There are too many uncontrollable components to transportation.  Nobody can control the weather, mechanical issues, or traffic just to name a few items.  One can though control their word.  All I ask is that you do what you have told me you will do.  If something changes, please let me know.  That fittingly leads us to the importance of communication.  If something has occurred that changes what you told me previously, please let me know about it.  Bad news doesn’t get better with time.  As I’ve mentioned before, there are too many things that we can’t control, our communication is not one of them.  Communication is something over which everyone has complete control.

I’ve also worked as a broker.  For eight years, I saw the good and the bad.  While I did see benefits of working with a good 3PL/Broker, there are many things that I just feel have become antiquated, redundant, and too costly.  In this time, I also had the opportunity to work with many carriers.  Something that I learned is that it is just as important to know who not to work with as it is to who you should work with.  This experience has allowed me to better understand which carriers to work with based on specific needs/criteria of my shippers.