Freight Broker

A freight broker is an individual or company that serves as a liaison between another individual or company that needs shipping services and an authorized motor carrier. Though a freight broker plays an important role in the movement of cargo, the broker doesn't function as a shipper or a carrier. Instead, a freight broker works to determine the needs of a shipper and connects that shipper with a carrier willing to transport the items at an acceptable price.


To operate as a freight broker, a business or individual must obtain a license from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). Freight brokers are also expected to carry insurance to protect both their business clients and their customers from loss. In many areas, freight brokers are required to carry surety bonds as well.


Freight broker services are valuable to both shippers and motor carriers. Freight brokers help shippers find reliable carriers that might otherwise be difficult to locate. They assist motor carriers in filling their trucks and earning money for transporting a wide variety of items. For their efforts, freight brokers earn commissions.


Freight brokers use their knowledge of the shipping industry and technological resources to help shippers and carriers accomplish their goals. Many companies find the services provided by freight brokers indispensable. In fact, some companies hire brokers to coordinate all of their shipping needs.


There are many reputable freight broker training programs available.  We strongly recommend Transport Training International.  Click on the logo below for more information.

Transport Training International

Additional Freight Broker Training


Taltoa Transportation and Logistics


The Freight Broker Self-Study Plus is our most affordable consulting package as it contains a self-study area consisting of 6 training modules which include tests and answers plus the ability to attend "Client Only" Freight Broker consulting calls. You'll have 30 or 90 day access to the Freight Broker Self-Study Plus and all of it's features. 


Brooke Transportation Training Solutions, LLC.


Bryan Flanagan, the king of all sales gurus, and Jeff Roach team up to teach this course.  Bryan know sales and Jeff knows transportation from every angle.  The investment in this course will quickly pay for itself through increased sales and streamlined processes.


Gatline Education


Learn the skills you need to be a successful Freight Broker/Agent. This is a growing industry of licensed individuals or corporations that help make a shipper and an authorized motor carrier successful in the transporting of freight. This online certificate program is offered in partnership with major colleges, universities, and other accredited education providers.