How much money can a freight broker agent earn?

Posted by logisticalforwarding on July 5th, 2018

The number one question that is asked to me today is how much money can I make as a freight broker agent? This question is the deciding factor for almost everyone getting into the industry and it drives us to try to do our best in being a successful Freight Broker Agent. There are some determining factors that can shape how much your salary or income can be when you start off as a freight broker or freight agent. Consider what type industry you are looking to market and work in and then draft a solid business plan from that perspective. A few ideas to have in your business planned that will determine how successful you want to be. There are a lot of freight brokers who are happy moving a few loads daily and enjoying a very relaxed life style.

Factors to consider:

  • Am I a freight broker owner or a freight agent?
  • How many hours am I going to invest daily?
  • What key industry or niche am I looking to move freight in?
  • What percentage is my commission when I move freight as an agent?
  • How much am I willing to invest financially in tools to help me move freight? (Load board services, software etc.)
  • Am I working from a home office?
  • Do I have logistical assistants helping me move freight?

Determining your business plan and how much effort you plan on putting into your business will decide how much earning potential you will have. Learn more about this and other information about freight brokering at

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