How Do You Become A Trucker Agent?
A trucker agent, also referred to as a trucking broker or freight broker, acts as a go-between for companies that need products shipped over the road and independent truck drivers or small trucking companies that can fulfill that need. The trucker agent negotiates a rate that is acceptable to both parties and hammers out other details. In exchange, the agent or broker receives a portion of the established rate, usually taking a cut from what the trucker or trucking company receives. Step 1 Gain extensive knowledge of the trucking industry. If you have experience working as a truck driver or dispatcher (driver manager), you will have a leg up. You will need to know Federal Motor Carrier Association rules and regulations, such as the number of hours a driver can run in a day or week, in order to schedule loads. Step 2 Fill out a Federal Motor Carrier Association application for freight forwarder authority (form OP-1) online or by mail and pay the required fee ($300 per application, as of