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In these times of international economic uncertainty, Americans from all walks of life are searching for recession proof income. One industry that's relatively safe from hard times is trucking and shipping cargo across the nation and the world. No matter how hard times get, people always need the items that get moved in cargo ships and trucks. So it's not surprising the freight brokering and shipping business has absolutely taken off in the past few years. But while this at home business is relatively easy to start, it can be confusing. To help beginners, here are a few commonly used terms in the international and domestic freight brokerage industry.

  • BOC3 - The basic form that every broker who works on behalf of logistics or transportation companies must file with the federal government. This form designates the person who will be served papers in any legal matter.
  • Broker's Authority - A form that all freight brokers who operate in the United States must file with the Federal Motor Carriers Safety Administration (FMCSA) to establish themselves as a legal broker. This form is required whether the broker is working with global or domestic carriers.
  • Freight Broker - Describes an individual who is working under his or her own Broker Authority. That is to say, this is the person whose names appears on the OP-1 form with the FMSCA and bears legal responsibility.
  • Freight Broker Agent - A broker who works under another agent's Broker Authority. An agent does not incur the same legal responsibility as a broker.
  • Surety Bond - A form of insurance that freight brokers must carry to insure that covers any losses that may be incurred as a result of their actions. This may include the costs of lost loads.
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    Tnt Express
    1001 South 10th Street Ste G-5, Mcallen, TX 78501
    Providing light speed freight transportation by truck for companies in need of a reliable shipping service. Our brokers ensure the best truckers will transport your merchandise.
    (956) 789-0773
    Mph Transportation Services
    P O Box 840592, Houston, TX 77284
    For all your freight transportation needs, either by trucking, cargo, air, container, ship or train, we have the solution.
    (713) 931-4145
    Jatac Logistics
    13907 Nightingale Dr, Houston, TX 77050
    We are transportation specialists that pay special attention to the specific needs of each customer . We offer transportation services as well as vehicle repair and maintenance services.
    (281) 459-6882
    Po Box 1184, Kilgore, TX 75662
    Our company is proud to provide agents and brokers for all of our freighters. We can provide freight agents, carrier services, load locators and more for our clientele. So contact us today.
    (903) 917-4243
    Professional Cargo Services Inc
    15619 Morales Rd, Houston, TX 77032
    We have been providing quality international freight forwarding services since 1988. We offer land, air, and ocean transportation. Crating available. We pride ourselves on providing personalized service.
    (281) 590-5500
    KJ Logistics LLC
    N/A, Houston, TX 77007
    Contact our freight hauling company at (844) 439-6502 in Houston, TX, to ensure safe delivery of your freight.
    (281) 989-8668
    Fiddler Trucking, Inc.
    N/A, Plano, TX 75075
    Call our freight brokers and trucking company at (844) 258-3886 in Plano, TX, for services that save you time and money on transportation.
    (972) 596-5800
    TDS, Inc.
    14213 Transportation Ave, Laredo, TX 78045
    TDS, Inc. is a DC operating company in Laredo, TX. We provide freight services and handle US Customs brokerage.
    (956) 415-0322
    Santos International
    5801 S. 35th St., Mcallen, TX 78503
    Santos International is a leading customs brokerage and freight forwarding company in McAllen, TX. The company also provides transportation and warehouse distribution services to the clients.
    (956) 627-3035
    Jetco Delivery
    3010 Aldine Bender Rd, Houston, TX 77032
    Jetco Delivery offers a comprehensive list of services related to freight brokerage and logistics. Contact us in Houston, TX, for more details.
    (346) 704-2566
    Alarcon Enterprises, Llc
    7207 Albany Ridge, San Antonio, TX 78250
    (210) 858-8883
    Safeway Shipping
    3615 Willowbend Blvd., Ste 414, Houston, TX 77054
    (281) 668-4900
    Sideline Logistics LLC
    1408 Stonehollow Dr, Kingwood, TX 77339
    (281) 348-9006
    Hal-Mari International Logistics Inc
    16815 Royal Crest Dr Ste 200, Houston, TX 77058
    (281) 984-7235
    Eagle Rock Homes
    8618 Redstone Hills Dr, Cypress, TX 77433
    (281) 855-4802

    Freight brokers or logistics agents will work with transportation companies and their customers to determine the needs of the customer, finding a well matched carrier that will ship the cargo at a cheap rate. Freight brokers will find truckers who are licensed and insured to transport different loads of cargo from one location to another. Since many freight and logistics agents are contractors and work independently, they will work by commission. Therefore, they will strive to make both the customer and carrier happy. There are classes available to become a freight broker, however many in the industry gain the training and experience they need by working as a carrier. Most will start their career by delivering cargo for a transportation company while learning about all the ins and outs of transporting by air, sea, or land. In return, they can help customers find the best method and rates for shipping their containers. Truck companies can hire a freight forwarding broker to help their truckers get more business. To hire a local freight broker, customers can call several different agents to set up a consultation session. The agent will answer questions about how much they charge, and how long the process of finding a transportation company takes. If hired, they will then work with the customer to determine what their needs are and narrow down the many available companies to find the best. Truckers that want to get in the freight broker industry can start looking for clients in their spare time and gradually turn it into a full time job after the required licensing and insurance has been completed.
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