Freight Broker

How to Become a Freight Broker

In the trucking industry, freight brokers are middlemen. They connect shippers to carriers. They negotiate deals with shippers and secure carriers to haul the loads. They develop relationships with shippers and carriers so that the deal proves a money-maker for everybody. And there is money to be made, as the freight brokerage market is expected to reach $41.6 billion in revenues by 2024. Are you interested in becoming a freight broker? We can tell you the steps you need to take.

Free Load Board

How a Load Board Helps Truckers Find Great Loads

Truckers need loads to stay in business. They need loads that pay well from trustworthy brokers and shippers. They also need loads that are easy to find.

Load boards are the quickest and most widely accessible way to find truck loads. Even truckers lucky enough to run dedicated lanes or haul under contracts most likely began those relationships by finding that first load on a load board.

Freight forwarders vs freight brokers vs shippers and who carriers get loads from.

Brokers, Shippers, and Freight Forwarders: What’s the Difference?

If you’re a carrier, be it a trucking company fleet owner or an owner-operator, you know you want great loads that pay well. You also know you want customers you can trust to get paid on time and establish great relationships with customers to haul for again and again.

But do you know the difference between freight brokers, shippers, and freight forwarders? Let’s look at each so you have a better understanding of where loads originate. That helps make the haul even smoother.