Freight Broker Training Class - 20 Steps
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20 Steps to Success
 
Once you have attended our workshop, you'll need to set up your business and obtain a license and bond. Here are our 20 Steps to Success:
 
OK, folks, here it is... Excelsior's road map to getting
your Freight Brokerage up and running...
 
1. Set up your Corporation or LLC using this link:
 
http://www.myllc.com/default.aspx?referredbyaccountid=28298
 
2. Next, get a Tax ID Number for your new company:
 
http://www.dotauthority.com/cgi-bin/miva?Merchant2/merchant.mv+Screen=PROD&Store_Code=DA&Product_Code=TAXID
 
3. Then, apply for your Broker License by submitting our FMCSA OP-1
Questionnaire & BOC-3 Process Agent request form online:
 
http://www.dotauthority.com/cgi-bin/miva?Merchant2/merchant.mv+Screen=PROD&Store_Code=DA&Product_Code=Freight_Broker_License
 
4. Sign up for "License Watch" expedite service to get your license
faxed to you the day it is issued and get started 3-5 days sooner:
 
http://www.dotauthority.com/cgi-bin/miva?Merchant2/merchant.mv+Screen=PROD&Store_Code=DA&Product_Code=ECOAS
 
5. Next, contact Pacific Financial regarding complying with the
$10,000 bond/trust fund requirement by sending an email to:
bonds@dotauthority.com. Scott will then call you.
 
6. Then, contact JD Factors by writing to
factoring@dotauthority.com to manage your cash flow. Robinn will
then call you.
 
7. Don't forget to do your UCR State broker registration:
 

8. Consider signing up for the Broker Assistance Plan ("BAP"). Then
you and I can work together on an ongoing basis to get-- and keep--
you on the right track!
 
9. Get your logo made up:
 
www.logoworks.com
 
10. You're going to need business cards and stationery:
 
www.vistaprint.com
 
11. Need a website? Email support@dotauthority.com and we
will refer you.
 
12. To find spot market freight, sign up for Truckers' Edge:
 
 
13. Sign up for Transcore 3Sixty Express:
 
 
If you have questions, please email transcore@dotauthority.com.
Bert will then call you. If Bert is unavailable, you'll be
contacted by his assistant "Ernie" (sorry, I just couldn't help myself).
 
14. Buy Hank Seaton's "Protecting Motor Carrier Interests in
Contracts" for the best Carrier Broker Contract templates:
 
https://www.dotauthority.com/cgi-bin/miva?Merchant2/merchant.mv+Screen=PROD&Store_Code=DA&Product_Code=MCC
 
15. Buy Entrepreneur Magazine's "Start Your Own Freight Brokerage
Business" how-to manual. Great resource guide:
 
http://www.dotauthority.com/cgi-bin/miva?Merchant2/merchant.mv+Screen=PROD&Store_Code=DA&Product_Code=HTSAFBS
 
16. To learn more about contigency cargo insurance traps, buy the
Bible of Transportation Law... the late Bill Augello's
"Transportation, Logistics & the Law":
 
http://www.dotauthority.com/cgi-bin/miva?Merchant2/merchant.mv+Screen=PROD&Store_Code=DA&Product_Code=TransportLaw
 
17. Pre-order my book: "The Secret to Making Big Money in Trucking":
 
https://www.dotauthority.com/cgi-bin/miva?Merchant2/merchant.mv+Screen=PROD&Store_Code=DA&Product_Code=The_Secret
 
18. Use the manufacturer directory to find shippers near you:
 
www.thomasnet.com
 
19. Look for Government/Military Freight:
 
https://www.fbo.gov
 
http://www.acq.osd.mil/scst/index.htm
 
20. Join the new broker trade group AIPBA: 
 
www.independentpropertybrokers.org
 
Here are some of my radio appearances and articles I have written that
may also help you:
 
Finding Freight:
 
http://www.careersingear.com/trucking-news/Trucking_Freight/How_to_Find_Freight
 
Setting Freight Rates:
 
http://www.careersingear.com/trucking-news/Trucking_Freight/How_to_Set_Freight_Rates
 
'Truckers' Right to Know' article for Women in Trucking:
 
http://208.106.175.60/absolutenm/templates/?a=242&z=5
 
Midnight Trucking Radio Network appearances:
 
http://www.freightlinertrucks.com/inside-freightliner/podcasts.aspx?search=lamb
 
Good luck!
 
 
James P. Lamb,
Freight Broker Training Instructor
 
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