What is a Freight Broker vs what is a Freight Agent?

Learn How To Become a Freight Broker OR Freight Agent in Less Than 30 Days!!!

- What is a freight broker versus what is a freight representative is what I review in this video clip.

I get this concern at all times, What is the difference between a Freight Broker and a Freight Representative?

In this freight broker training video I first speak about what is a Products Broker? A Freight Broker is a person or entity that is licensed by the FMCSA as a building broker also referred to as a Freight Broker. Along with helping carrier relocation manage and also relocate their freight from factor A to point B they are additionally responsible for.

- Analyzing a shippers credit
- Invoicing shippers
- Paying electric motor carriers
- Collections
- Uncollectable bill
- Insurance policy

In this component of the products broker training video I will cover what is a Freight Agent? A Freight Agent is in charge of assisting shippers move and also take care of products from point A to factor B. They are NOT needed to be licensed by the FMCSA or to be adhered.

A Freight Agents main responsibilities are laid out listed below.
- Locate shippers
- Price deliveries
- Resource electric motor providers to relocate freight
- Dispatch vehicle drivers
- Make sure freight supplies on-time

*** Freight Brokers are NOT accountable for credit rating, invoicing, collections, uncollectable bill or insurance.

This enables agents to focus on helping their customers/shippers by guaranteeing that their products gets on-time, provides on-time, in good problem with no problems!

Products Agents can function as W2 workers but are normally independent service providers that service straight payment which commonly varies from 50-70% of the gross earnings from each lots.

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Dennis Brown
Products Broker as well as Freight Broker Training

Learn How To Become a Freight Broker OR Freight Agent in Less Than 30 Days!!!

What is a Freight Broker vs what is a Freight Agent?

https://www.FreightBrokerBootcamp.com - What is a freight broker versus what is a freight agent is what I discuss in this video.

I get this question all the time, What is the difference between a Freight Broker and a Freight Agent?

In this freight broker training video I first talk about what is a Freight Broker? A Freight Broker is a person or entity that is licensed by the FMCSA as a property broker also known as a Freight Broker. In addition to helping shipper move manage and move their freight from point A to point B they are also responsible for..

- Assessing a shippers credit
- Invoicing shippers
- Paying motor carriers
- Collections
- Bad debt
- Insurance

In this part of the freight broker training video I will cover what is a Freight Agent? A Freight Agent is responsible for helping shippers move and manage freight from point A to point B. They are NOT required to be licensed by the FMCSA or to be bonded.

A Freight Agents primary responsibilities are outlined below..
- Find shippers
- Rate shipments
- Source motor carriers to move freight
- Dispatch drivers
- Make sure freight delivers on-time

***Freight Agents are NOT responsible for credit, invoicing, collections, bad debt or insurance.

This allows agents to focus on helping their customers/shippers by insuring that their freight picks up on-time, delivers on-time, in good condition with no problems!

Freight Agents can work as W2 employees but are typically independent contractors that work on straight commission which typically ranges from 50-70% of the gross profit from each load.

Downloads my Free report "7 Habits of a Highly Successful Freight Broker" and learn more about my online freight broker training program at http://www.FreightBrokerBootcamp.com

Dennis Brown
Freight Broker and Freight Broker Training

37 Replies to “What is a Freight Broker vs what is a Freight Agent?”

  1. joss boy

    I would appreciate your info on how can i start as an agent working for a broker as part time and eventyally going full time when money is right? Main goal is to learn the trade, gain experience and become a broker my sel

    • FreightBrokers

      @joss boy Starting part time depends a lot upon your full time work schedule. You have to first understand that most freight moves between 7am and 5pm so in order to communicate with shippers and carriers you will need free time to work your business during those hours. Secondly you will need to either become an agent for another broker or become a subagent for a an already successful agent that is willing to help you get started. Hope this helps. For more info check out my blog at http://www.freightbrokerbootcamp.com/blog

    • Smokege1 Smokege1

      @FreightBrokers hello I would like to be a freight broker is there hope to start at my age im 24 and am saving up for my surity bond what other hidden cost are there

  2. Zimm Zalla Bim

    Good to know there’s more out there than just trucking if I ever wanted to get into this business. Sounds like starting as an agent would be a good fit for me.

  3. Jacquelyn Alford

    That clears it up for me. One of my relatives is a trucker and swears that my involvement as a Freight Broker Agent is an absolute necessity. Your explanation on the differences makes the decision easier. Thanks

  4. Ramiro Rodriguez

    I want to become an agent, but how do i get a brokerage to work with so i can use their USDOT # to access load boards to find loads for carriers?

  5. Jennifer Franklin

    Hi Dennis!!! I heard that if a freight broker have produce or mail loads they will not need a surety bond. Is that true?

  6. STEFAN RICHARDSON

    Sir, im very interested in your class also in owning my own business, im currently working for the Dept of Def but im interested in trucking. I thought about taking a leave of absence from my job to get my CDL. I figured i needed to know the workings of the truck.. So here is my question, is it possible for me to be an agent and keep my Full time job on base? Do i need my CDL?

    • FreightBrokers

      +STEFAN RICHARDSON You do not need your CDL to become a freight broker or freight agent. Yes you can be an agent part time but you will need access to phone and internet during business hours. Hope this helps

  7. J Stone

    Hello Dennis, i'm from the London the UK, and i'm in my mid twenties, I want have my own Home Business, but I just don't know where to start. I was looking into The Freight Business for some time now, and I was wondering if you could give me some advice on the way Forward as you have made millions from this Business. I hope to hear back from you soon, many thanks.

    • J Stone

      Ok you can Cancel Number 1 in the mean time lol. But yes rightly so I would need Backround knowledge on this business, yes. And I just wanted to ask Dennis, when your student first join you in their first year do they earn six figure incomes? if you don't mind me asking.

    • FreightBrokers

      @Joshua Reid My suggestion to you is to do 1 of 2 things. 1. Go find a local freight brokerage or trucking company and get a job so you can learn the basics on the job. or 2. Invest in online training and learn the basics at your own pace through a training program like mine or others. http://www.FreightBrokerBootcamp.com - Includes 60 day 100% money back guarantee!

  8. 1glancingthru

    Ive been a truck driver locally and 48 estates. I would appreciate your info on how can i start as an agent working for a broker as part time and eventyally going full time when money is right? Main goal is to learn the trade, gain experience and become a broker my self. Thanks. God bless

    • FreightBrokers

      @1glancingthru Starting part time depends a lot upon your full time work schedule. You have to first understand that most freight moves between 7am and 5pm so in order to communicate with shippers and carriers you will need free time to work your business during those hours. Secondly you will need to either become an agent for another broker or become a subagent for a an already successful agent that is willing to help you get started. Hope this helps. For more info check out my blog at http://www.freightbrokerbootcamp.com/blog

  9. Ali Farah

    Hi Dennis!! I am already working industry as a carrier and have my authority to dispatch 5 trucks now. Is it possible to run freight broker agent and carrier at same time. Also, does it require to carry different insurance or I can use the same insurance for my authority. Thanks

  10. TimeRider762

    In addition to the comment I did below. There are many Hotshot/ Expediter owner operators of small vehicles, like Vans, or Cube vans that are always looking for a broker or agent to work with. I have been asked by many of these people if I can steer them ion the right direction. They have their own vehicle, their Owen insurance,pay their own fuel for a flat rate. Usually between 70 and 90 cents a mile, so I was thinking of acting as an agent for them too, if I can find the time.

    • FreightBrokers

      +jguzman42 - That's a hard question because it can vary from person to person. This is a go at your own pace online training so you are not waiting or being pushed by an instructor to finish it. If you invest 30-60 minutes a day you should be able to get through the training in a about a week or so. Hope this helps!

  11. Pream Joy

    hi this is great video to become a freight broker agent from home.Its so easy and simple video to learn great freight broker.

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