If you’re interested in becoming a transportation broker, now is the perfect time! The economy is growing, which means that opportunities for freight brokers are abounding.
But how do you become a transportation broker? Here’s some insight…
How to Become a Transportation Broker?
The easiest way to get experience is to work with an established transportation broker company. You’ll be able to gain invaluable knowledge and experience, which you can then apply to your own company in the future.
You’ll need capital to open up your own transportation broker company. Whether you know someone who has money and is willing to back you or you have to apply for loans via a lender, take the necessary steps to secure the capital you’ll need to get your company started.
Register Your Company
Once you have the capital, register your business with your local licensing department. This is crucial, as it will ensure that your business is operating legally. After you register, the IRS will issue you with a tax ID number.
Establish a Plan
You have the capital and you’re registered; now you need to devise a well thought out and thorough plan. Familiarize yourself with the region you want to work in. Gain an understanding of the loads you want to move. Figure out who your ideal customer base would be. Determine the type of services you’ll offer. Investigate effective marketing strategies.
Connect with Others
Like most business, becoming a successful freight broker depends a lot on who you know. Network and connect with other carriers. Build a list of trucking companies and shippers that would be willing to work with you. Establish their trust by showing them what you can offer and why you are the most qualified transportation broker for the job. Establish your authority and prove your reliability.
The Junction LLC
As a leader in the transportation industry, we demand excellence from our entire team. Our team at The Junction LLC strives to deliver the best possible customer service and is driven by a desire to solve our customer’s toughest transportation and supply chain needs.
Our team is dedicated to serving our customers and will take the necessary action to deliver our customers’ products safely, efficiently, and on-time. This is our promise to you!
Nationwide Services include:
Trucking & Freight Shipping Services:
- Time sensitive shipments
- LTL (Less-Than-Truckload)
- FTL (Full Truckload)
- Flatbed LTLRGN (removable goose neck lowboy)
- RGN (removable goose neck lowboy)
- Maxi’s / A-Train / B-Train
- Heavy Haul
- Over Dimensional
- Dry Van
- Dry Van LTL
- Refrigerated LTL
- Power Only
- Our sister companies can also provide warehousing in our food grade facilities, cross-docking, and contract warehousing.