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License Requirements to become a Freight Broker

A freight broker puts a trucker and a load together and handles the paperwork. The freight broker never has physical control of the load. Many freight brokers work out of their homes using the Internet and a fax machine. Anyone wanting to work as a freight broker must get a…

Senate Bill S. 3483: Will this be helpful?

Last week, Senate Bill S. 3483, the so-called Motor Carrier Protection Act of 2010 was introduced by Senators Olympia Snow (R-Maine) and Amy Klouchbar (D-Minnesota). S. 3483 would amend section 139 of title 49, United States Code, to add more regulation and oversight of freight brokers and freight forwarders –…

Four Trending Trucking Industry facts you should know

One of the great strengths of the trucking industry is how it’s connected to every sector of the US economy, from food service to manufacturing. Virtually every business in the country must have items delivered to it in order to keep its doors open. And that job falls on transportation…

Trucking Industry in the Modern World

Here’s a question for you: what do your clothes, your soap, your car, your computer, and your sofa have in common? Answer: all of them were delivered by truck to the stores where you purchased them. Virtually everything you’ll find for sale is transported by 18-wheelers. Our economy couldn’t function…

Is Freight Broker Education a good investment?

Freight brokering is a growing field, and with good reason. Few business opportunities offer its combination of advantages, including high-income potential, flexible hours, and the ability to work from home. Not everyone can be successful in it, though. Being a broker requires a diverse set of skills, including marketing, sales,…

Does incorporating business the right way to do?

One of the first things truck brokers need to decide is how to set up their firm. The law recognizes a number of ways to do so, including sole proprietors and partnerships. But you may find that incorporating your business is the right way to go. Here’s a look at…

Steps on how to open a Freight Brokerage Business

Freight logistics brokers work in the trucking industry, but they don’t drive the big rigs. Brokers, also called transportation or truck brokers, serve as the middleman between businesses or individuals in need of shipping and the truckers who provide the service. If you’re interested in logistics brokering, there are companies…

What is a MUST to start a Freight Brokerage Business

Freight shipping plays a vital role in business. Almost all products sold in stores are shipped there, and manufacturing plants rely on shipping to receive materials and distribute finished products. Freight brokerage businesses assist the shipping industry by establishing connections between shippers and freight companies. Freight brokerage businesses are licensed…

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