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How to Become a Contract Carrier

Enroll as a contract carrier to access more available freight options, get paid quickly, streamline operations, and get rewarded for going the extra mile.

Find, offer, book, haul, get paid. Repeat.

Sign up today to easily find and book the loads you want. Discover thousands of daily load options—short and long haul, power only, cross-border, and more.

Use Navisphere® Carrier, our end-to-end technology solution, to effortlessly make offers and book, assign drivers, provide status updates, submit paperwork, get paid, and manage your business.

 

Get setup as a carrier in three easy steps

Follow the steps below and you’ll be ready to hit the road in no time. If you need help along the way, contact our carrier services team.

Benefits of hauling with C.H. Robinson

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Make the most of the Carrier Advantage Program

All contract carriers are automatic members of our Carrier Advantage™ Program, but the benefits you receive are up to you. We recognize superior service with discounts on fuel, maintenance, and QuickPay options.

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Get more done—from anywhere

Download the Navisphere Carrier app to see recommended loads, book instantly, assign drivers, get paid, and tackle everything else your business requires while you’re on the go.

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Carrier representatives you can rely on

Stay focused on the most important aspects of your business with help from our dedicated team of carrier experts. From finding loads that fit your equipment to eliminating empty miles and maintaining cash flow, you get the support and expertise you need to solve every problem. Get fast answers from experts who know your business with live chat in Navisphere Carrier.

Your simpler way to book is here

In today’s connected world, get technology that keeps up with you. Supercharge your productivity with robust tools all in one place. Navisphere Carrier makes hauling easy and convenient.

  • Make offers and book digitally
    Spend less time going back and forth on phone calls or email by instantly booking or making an offer on loads you want.
  • See recommended loads for you
    Save time and reduce empty miles by seeing suggested loads based on your preferences, search history, and bookings.
  • Upload and track files on-the-go
    Submit invoices and documents directly from your phone to increase efficiency and get the payment process started sooner.

Frequently asked questions

When it comes to hauling for C.H. Robinson, you have questions, we have answers.

Q: What documents do I need to haul for C.H. Robinson?

You will need the following documents to haul freight for C.H. Robinson:

  • An active MC/MX# or DOT#
  • Electronic W-9
  • Proof of insurance
    • $100,000 (USD) cargo liability
    • $1,000,000 (USD) automobile liability

Want to know how to become a C.H. Robinson contract carrier? Applying online is easy. Simply follow the prompts, which will explain what documents you need, and when and how to get set up as a carrier.

Q: What is my C.H. Robinson ID number and where can I find it?

C.H. Robinson ID numbers identify your company in Navisphere. They help us keep track of each transaction your company has with C.H. Robinson.

You can find your C.H. Robinson ID number on load confirmations or check stubs. All ID numbers start with “T” followed by a series of numbers.

Having trouble locating your ID number? Call +1 800-326-9977 and ask for your T-number. We’ll ask you to verify some company information to protect your security.

Q: What kind of equipment and capabilities do you hire?

We have a wide variety of customers with varying needs. Most of our shipments utilize the following equipment and capabilities:

  • Dry van
  • Temperature controlled
  • Flatbed
  • Local
  • Specialized
  • Expedited
  • Overweight/overdimensional
  • Dray
  • Drop trailer
  • Team driver
  • Private fleet
  • Produce/perishables
  • Cross-border
  • HAZMAT
  • Tanker/bulk
  • High value

Q: How can I search for loads?

Begin your search by viewing thousands of available loads—more than any other provider—directly on the C.H. Robinson load board. There's no need to register or sign in.

You can also search and book loads in Navisphere Carrier after signing up to haul. Within Navisphere Carrier, you can filter your search by country of origin, specialized equipment, and more.

Currently, intermodal loads are not available within Navisphere Carrier. To find loads for your intermodal equipment, you can post equipment to the Post Trucks section in Navisphere Carrier or call our regional centers:

  • East: +1 630-577-1730
  • Midwest: +1 630-577-1710
  • West: +1 630-577-1760

Have more questions about the new carrier setup process?

Ask about C.H. Robinson carrier packet details, becoming a new contract carrier, booking your first load, or anything else. Our carrier services team is standing by, ready to help.

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