Start Your Own Freight Brokerage Business

Start Your Own Freight Brokerage Business

by Entrepreneur Press, Jacquelyn Lynn
     
 

Write your own ticket to success matching carriers to shippers

Looking for an easy-to-start business that can turn a profit in a very short time? Then you should definitely consider starting a freight brokerage business. The majority of goods shipped in the United States are sent by truck. Without freight brokers, most of those goods would end up sitting in a

Overview

Write your own ticket to success matching carriers to shippers

Looking for an easy-to-start business that can turn a profit in a very short time? Then you should definitely consider starting a freight brokerage business. The majority of goods shipped in the United States are sent by truck. Without freight brokers, most of those goods would end up sitting in a warehouse or on the docks. As a freight broker, you'll match carriers with shippers and make a healthy fee in the process. A freight brokerage business is simple to start. You don't need to specialize education or a knowledge of the shipping industry, and you can run your own business right out of your home. Our book tells you everything you need to know, including:

  • How to find reliable carriers
  • How to successfully market your services
  • What rates and commissions you should charge
  • Record-keeping requirements
  • Tips for hiring staff
  • Techniques for growing your business
  • Common pitfalls and how to avoid them

This book also includes a glossary of common terms, real-life tips and hints from successful freight brokers, as well as preprinted forms and worksheets you can use in running your business.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781891984112
Publisher:
Entrepreneur Press
Publication date:
12/01/2003
Series:
Entrepreneur Magazine's Start up Series
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
7.02(w) x 8.96(h) x 0.28(d)

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