Freight and shipping in the USA is almost an $800 billion industry, and a freight broker plays a key role in managing the millions of loads transported each year. Freight brokerage services help connect truckers to consistent work while helping shippers get the best value getting their loads to their destinations. Being a freight broker can be
Unlike many salaried jobs in the United States, freight broker income is harder to determine. That’s because there are several ways a freight broker can be employed and get paid. The location also has a huge impact on freight broker salary. Looking online, freight broker incomes range widely from $42,926 (payscale.com) to $93,618 per year (indeed.com).
If you want to act as a freight broker, matching goods that need to be shipped with trucking companies that do the shipping, you will need a freight broker license, AKA a load broker license. Freight brokers are regulated by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), and the requirements can be confusing. Fortunately, all
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Nearly everyone in transportation has seen the effects of the capacity shortage that’s been building in the trucking industry. Truck drivers haven’t been in a better negotiating position in a long time. As a broker, you may find yourself surrendering margins just to make the delivery. However, when it comes to booking trucks to carry
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