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The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics lists freight broker/agent as a "Bright Outlook" career area, with more than 30% job growth expected in the next five years.
According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, more than 11 billion tons of freight move by truck each year. This number will grow, so skilled brokers are needed to keep the industry moving.
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Freight brokers find carriers for shippers to haul their freight. They also assume financial responsibility in the shipping process by invoicing shippers, paying carriers and agents, extending credit and more.
A freight agent acts as an independent salesperson for a freight brokerage or independent broker. Freight agents may work on commission, bringing in new customers.
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, freight brokers make an average of $45,000 annually. Depending on your experience level, top brokers can make more than $66,600 per year.
Freight brokers can set their own hours, deciding when and how much they work. Many work from home, so they create their own work/life balance around shipping and carrier schedules.
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration regulates and provides safety oversight for commercial motor vehicles.