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Broker’s Surety Bond Regulations

A surety bond is required in a variety of situations involving contracts, commercial activity and licensing. With regard to broker surety bonds, there are three categories of bonds: freight broker bond, insurance broker bond, and mortgage broker bond. Each category of broker bonds is regulated under different laws. The freight…

How to Verify a Freight Broker Bond

If you’re new to working with freight brokers, you may be confused about the role of their surety bond. From the Carrier’s standpoint, the surety bond is in place as protection in case the broker refuses to pay for services rendered. Always verify a freight broker’s bond before accepting a…

Careers as a Freight Broker

When manufacturers produce goods, they need a company that will transport and distribute their goods to distributors, retailers and consumers. To find the best company to transport their goods from production facilities, manufacturers can work with freight brokers to find shipping carriers that match their needs and budgets. Freight brokers…

Online School for Trucking Brokers

Freight Brokers Course Freight Broker Training Our freight broker license course is unmatched in the online training industry, because we give our students many tools that other online broker courses do not offer, like load board access, transportation database, license filing service and we sell our broker courses for half…

Broker Licensing Requirements & Truck Driver Training

A 2009 American Transportation Research Institute study tracking trends in the trucking industry notes that 7.3 million people are employed in the industry. Out of those jobs, 3.4 million were held by long haul CDL certified truck drivers transporting goods either as independent contractors or for transportation companies. Drivers often…

How to Become an Independent Freight Broker

Every day independent freight brokers help cargo companies find the best transportation to move our nation’s products from city to city, state to state and internationally. Independent freight brokers work on their own without the security and support of a larger business structure. Brokers negotiate their own contracts and are…

How to Find Loads for a Trucking Business

Truckers who own their own rigs usually have built up a list of clients for whom they haul on a regular basis. When the truck is not running, or when a trucker must drive an empty rig, the driver loses income. Truckers need to develop good sources to find loads…

How to Find Freight Loads

Truckers who own their own rigs lose money when they don’t have freight loads. Income is lost when the truck is not running or driven empty. Finding a freight load available near the location where the last load was dropped is essential. Working with a freight broker or online load…

How to Become a Load Broker

Load brokers, also called freight brokers, play an important role in the transportation of cargo and freight by matching drivers with a freight company. Brokers never actually take possession of the cargo. The paperwork and necessary calls that initiate and direct the shipping process are the domain of the load…

How to Start a Freight Agent Company

Freight brokers match truckers with empty space with manufacturers who need goods transported. A freight broker, also known as a property broker, never takes possession of the goods transported but arranges for its transportation. A licensed freight broker is able to operate his own business or work for a company…

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