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As a freight broker, you’ll need to accomplish three main tasks to ensure they are properly set up to conduct business. First is your licensing. You’ll need to be granted your operating authority from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). Next, you’ll need to acquire either a freight broker surety bond or set up a trust fund with a value of at least $75,000. Finally you’ll need to designate your process agents. In this blog, we’re focusing on that second step, but more specifically, getting your freight broker surety bond.
Freight brokers and dispatchers are two different roles in the transportation and supply chain world, but they often get confused. While they have some things in common, they have some very clear differences. If you’re considering becoming a freight broker or a dispatcher, this blog is for you.
How do you find carriers for a spot load? How do you negotiate with a driver or dispatcher? Who has the upper hand and why? In this blog, we'll get into the weeds on finding carriers and negotiating the coverage.
As a freight broker, you are an intermediary between a shipper and a motor carrier, meaning that freight brokers are essentially middlemen. The shipper is at the top of the transaction, the brokers in the middle, and the carrier is at bottom. This is in terms of how the money moves, not by importance.
How do freight brokers get loads? We're asked this question a lot, because without loads a freight broker can't earn a living. Let's start by dispelling a common myth out there. There is no such thing as a load board for freight brokers full of freight that you can pick from like there is for carriers with DAT and Truckstop.
In this blog we're going to tackle the number one issue freight brokers run into with prospecting, and that is finding the time to actually make enough calls to close new customers. These tips will add the efficiency you need so you can make more calls.