5 Step Guide to Choose the Right Freight Broker Agent Program


Presently, there are more than 15,000 licensed freight brokers or freight brokerage firms in the United States and the figure is growing at a faster rate. Most of the logistics and 3PL companies are offering freight broker agent training programs these days.

Typically, these programs provide experienced freight brokers with an opportunity to make more money, the ultimate comfort of working from home and strength to become your own boss!
The yearly income of top agents ranges between $300,000 and $500,000, while other proficient freight broker agents leverage the benefits and convenience of working from home while making an above-average income between $40,000 and $100,000 per year.

No matter what are your reasons, goals and desires from an agent training program, it is vital that while choosing a freight shipping service provider to partner with, you first decide if the company as well as its program is the best fit for you and the goals you want to obtain.

Following are 5 major factors that need to be considered for the evaluation of an agent program. The information dished up here doesn't intend to degrade any company's agent training program or freight brokerage training course, but to highlight some points that should be considered by you if you are seeking more information on how to become a freight broker agent, and if you are a company who want to the market trends and check what is its freight broker agent program not covering?

The Technology Infrastructure

Check if the company has adequate tools, software to manage their invoice, freight and dispatch of goods. Does the company focus on developing their technology infrastructure over time to help brokers, broker agents as well as customers seeking best services on time? Learn if the company has efficient technology for technology system support and takes back up of data regularly or not. Remember, technology is critical to the success of any business, and freight brokerage isn't an exception to this!

The Financial Backbone

This is second most important factor to take into account while choosing a freight broker agent program or partnering with any logistics company to grow your brokerage business. Check out the insurance policies they have invested in, payment methods as well as time, commission plan detail, incentive programs, invoice system, yearly revenues and broker bonds to get an idea of their financial capability.

Investment in Marketing

Yes, marketing too is a very important factor to the success of any business. You will find that some companies are better at marketing than others and there are some companies who don't put a single effort behind the marketing of their services. However, marketing investment in the company, such as an online website, brochures, business cards, and pens, calendar, mugs with company details, is critical to your success as a freight broker.

Work Support

If the company you work with doesn't have experienced operators and professional staff who can help you take a quick decision, you may lose many loads and get annoyed easily. Thus, before you partner with any company, it is advisable to get insights.

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