How to get your freight broker authority?

The first step to getting your freight broker authority is to seek out a reputable and reliable training program or mentor that meets your budgetary and scheduling needs.  Proper training is a critical step to starting any new venture and becoming a freight broker is no different.

If you know anything about me personally, you know that back in 2003 when I got started I had absolutely no experience in logistics or trucking.  At that time I invested over $10,000 to fly a well respected freight broker trainer to Buffalo, NY to teach me what he knew about being a freight broker.

Only after I knew the basics of how to broker freight and had confidence in my business plan did I file for my freight broker authority Why?  Because learning from other peoples mistakes is the best way to prevent them from happening to you!

There are many options these days on how, when and where you can get trained as a freight broker or agent as well as dozens of others that offer classroom training.

The second step in getting your freight broker license is to complete and submit your application to become a freight broker also known by FMCSA as a property broker.

The third step is to obtain a $10,000 $75,000 freight broker surety bond or trust because the FMCSA will require you to show proof of your bond or trust  before you can start doing business a freight broker

The fourth step is to file your Designation of Process otherwise known as a BOC-3 from with the FMCSA.

Fifth and final step is to complete your Unified Carrier Registration (UCR). A UCR is required for any motor carrier involved in interstate commerce.

Once you have completed all the following step it typically takes 3-4 weeks before you are notified that your license has now been deemed active.

Please note that while many people choose to become a licensed freight broker, many others are working under a licensed freight broker as freight agents.

Click the following link to read one of my past blog posts where I share, “What is the difference between a freight broker and a freight agent?

Another article I wrote that you might be interested in is “How much can a freight broker or freight agent earn

If you found this article useful please click the Google +1 link at the top of this article right above where it says “The first step”.  Thanks for visiting and come back soon!

P.S. All members of the online training program are provided detailed information about each step of the way including forms and videos to assist with getting your license.


Dennis Brown
Affordable Online Freight Broker Training

Owner, CEO

Dennis Brown the freight broker, is the owner of and former CEO of Logistic Dynamics, Inc. (LDi) one of North Americas fastest growing logistics providers. Dennis has over 25 years of hands on experience as an entrepreneur and is widely regarded as an expert in logistics, freight brokerage, business growth strategies and B2B sales and marketing. Dennis became a freight broker in 2003, as a one man operations with NO industry experience . He went on to do over $200 million as a freight broker, eventually selling the freight brokerage to spend more time with his family. Dennis Brown has trained over 10,000 students, in 16 different countries, how to become a freight broker or freight agent. Many of his students have went on to build highly successful and highly profitable freight broker businesses.


    Willing to learn freight broker training

    July 2, 2018 at 2:46 am
  2. Gernita

    Thank you for your time and resources you have learn. I’m taking notes 📝

    January 22, 2019 at 1:27 pm

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