Transportation Broker

A transportation broker refers to a non-asset based company which sells & manages freight services on behalf of their clients. Transportation brokers play an important role in the trucking industry managing very large volumes of truckload & LTL shipments. Transportation brokers typically arrange and manage, on behalf of their clients, the entire transportation process of a freight shipment. Their service includes finding a qualified carrier (with the proper insurance and operating authorities) who can move the freight in a timely manner, negotiating a good rate and then managing the entire process from pickup through to delivery. Also referred to as freight agent, freight broker, trucking broker and load broker.