A freight broker is responsible for getting loads of products picked up, transported, and delivered to their destination.
If you are interested in working in the shipping industry and want an exciting career that doesn’t require a lot of time, money, or training, you should consider working as a freight broker in New York.
Freight brokers are not regulated at a state level but rather a federal one. Brokers must register through the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration
(FMCSA). You will need to apply for a U.S. Department of Transportation number through the FMCSA website. Then you will need to purchase a surety bond of at least $75,000, complete the BOC-3 form and pay a $300 fee.
It is not required, but if you decide to work on your own, you may want to register your business as a Limited Liability Company (LLC). Completing a secondary program is also optional, but it can help you gain the skills you need to work in the field in just a few short months
As a freight broker, you can either work independently or for a freight brokering agency. Working independently will allow you to work from almost anywhere and set your hours. Work can be found anywhere in the state, primarily if you work independently. However, you may find the most work in busier and more populated cities like New York City, Valley Stream and Uniondale.
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