The Freight Broker Starter Kit

42-Page Step-by-Step Guide About Becoming a Freight Broker

Learn how to:

  • Estimate the costs of becoming a freight broker
  • Decide if you need training and where to get it if you do
  • Fulfill ALL the legal requirements
  • Market your brand new freight brokerage

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42 pages (30 min. read)
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What Can This Ebook Do For You?

From understanding the very basics of freight brokerage to getting into the nitty gritty of how to market yourself, get the right training, and register with the FMCSA, we’ll walk you through the entire process of becoming a freight broker, clear and simple.

Chapter list

I. Introduction 3
II. Getting Started 6
The Right Time to Start Your Business 7
How Much Does It Cost to Become a Freight Broker? 11
Making a Business Plan 15
III. Training 19
IV. Getting Your MC Authority & Other Legal Requirements 22
Step #1: Obtaining Your MC Authority from the FMCSA 23
Step #2: Obtaining Insurance 25
Step #3: Obtaining Processing Agents 26
Step #4: Getting Your Surety Bond or Trust Fund 27
Step #5: Getting Your Unified Carrier Registration 31
V. Marketing and Lead Generation 32
Marketing Basics 33
Expert Strategies 36
Calculating Return on Investment (ROI) 40
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About JW Surety Bonds

JW Surety Bonds is the largest volume bond producer in the United States, with a focus on providing our clients low rates, an easy process, and the best in customer service. Working with JW Surety, you get the quality personalized service of a small company and the many advantages of working with the top writer of freight broker bonds in the country.

JW Surety created this e-book to help potential customers enter the freight broker field. This detailed guide will help you navigate every aspect of starting your new freight broker business.