Freight Broker Business Startup

How to Start, Run & Grow a Successful Freight Brokerage Business
Narrated by: Aaron Hay
Length: 2 hrs and 11 mins
Categories: Business, Career Skills
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Publisher's Summary

You may already know this, but in case you didn't, here are some facts about why freight brokerage business is growing and why it is so lucrative to get in to.

  • Since 2012, Freight brokerage industry has been seeing a steady 6-12% growth every year
  • The ongoing economic recovery is bringing an increase in demand for trucking services
  • The massive growth of companies like Amazon, eBay, and others are contributing directly to freight brokerage business
  • According to ATA (American Trucking Association), by 2022 overall revenue in the trucking industry will increase by 66%!
  • ATA also predicts that the by 2022 the cargo weight they carry will grow by 24%
  • Increase use of LTL (Less Than Truckload) which can only be accessed by a licensed freight broker

If these facts sold you on the idea to at least find out more, then let's talk about what's in this book.

In this book you will learn:

  • What is a freight broker
  • Difference between freight broker and freight forwarder
  • Ten reasons why you should become a freight broker
  • How the industry works
  • Trucking industry players
  • A day in life of a freight broker
  • Eight essential traits of a freight broker
  • How to actually become a freight broker
  • How much can you make
  • How freight broker business makes money
  • How to start a freight brokerage business step by step
  • How to write a business plan (a full plan is included)
  • What are all the required forms, permits, and licenses
  • What are the legal requirements
  • What are the bond and insurance requirements
  • Estimated startup cost
  • Marketing and resources
  • Five practical ways to find new clients
  • Five effective networking tools

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Out of Date

I own a Brokerage and a lot of the information in this book is incorrect. It gives a good overview of the business but it does not correctly



explain the day to day tasks that are done.

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Nice information

Very nice detailed information on the freight industry. I've been looking at transitioning from driving to freight brokering. This is a nice reference tool to have.

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A must-have for Freight brokering

This book is highly recommended for the knowledge that it gives about Freight brokering. It offers step by step instructions to get started in running a profitable business.

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copied chapters

why would the author copied chapters from another book with similar title? what a shame

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very helpful

loved it! great book with lots of information. I feel that I am on my journey to success.

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Quality information

good book and quality information but I know there is more out there because the trucking industry is always evolving.

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Insightful

Great everything I'm geared up and ready to go. All this was new to me until I got this book.

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Easy way to see it

I started my transportation business 18 years ago and Allan gave a great relief by confirming I been doing alright all this time!
Great insights!

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Basic Info

I originally rated this book lower, but am revising my rating. I did not enjoy this book, but I think some people might. It feels as if it was written by someone who really cares but it was just too basic for me. It basically tells you to get a job as a broker to learn this specific business and 75% of the content is about the basics of running any business, but it's a decent intro for someone brand new who needs some basic pointers.

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Excellent content!

This was well worth the listen! My partner and I are just starting out and this book provided a wealth of information. Thanks for sharing your knowledge and expertise Allen!