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Trucking Broker

The middleman between the shipper (the maker or owner of the product) and the trucking company that moves the freight. Performing a valuable service for both ends of the spectrum, however, they do not function as an actual motor carrier. Instead, they arrange and simplify the transport of goods.

Trucking Broker

So, first-time freighting can be super tricky, right? Well, that’s where a freight broker comes in handy! They’re like the experts who help ensure your freight gets where it needs to go without giving you a headache and costing you more.

Think of it like having a superhero for your shipping needs! FreightCenter’s excellent agents say teaming up with a freight broker is smart because they know all the ins and outs of shipping. They can help you get the best deals, sort out all the paperwork, and handle everything shipping-related. So, while they handle that stuff, you can focus on running your business like a boss!

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What our customers are saying

We provide competitive freight shipping prices and an all-inclusive, easy-to-use shipping experience for our customers. Exceeding our customers’ expectations results in thousands of satisfied customer reviews and repeat business. We believe in the power of our customer relationships. Check out FreightCenter reviews from real customers, and learn what they have to say about their freight shipping experience!

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Awards and Endorsements

  • 2021, 2017 & 2016 Food Logistics’ Top Green Providers
  • 2021, 2017 & 2016 Food Logistics’ Top Green Providers
  • 2021 & 2018 Supply & Demand Chain Executives’ Pros to Know: Matthew Brosious
  • 2020 & 2019 Top Food Logistics’ 3PL & Cold Storage Provider Award
  • 2020 & 2019 Business Observer’s Top 500 Companies on the Gulf Coast
  • 2020 & 2017 SmartWay® Transport Partner
  • 2020 & 2017 Food Logistics’ Champions: Rock Stars of the Supply Chain
  • 2020 Best of Palm Harbor Awards for Local Businesses
  • 2017 Green Supply Chain Award from Supply & Demand Chain Executive
  • 2017 Tampa Bay Business Journal Heroes at Work
  • 2016, 2015, & 2012 Food Logistics Top 100 Software and Technology Providers
  • 2013 Top 100 Great Supply Chain Partners by SupplyChainBrain
  • 2012 TIA Samaritan Award Honorable Mention
  • 2012, 2011 & 2010 TBBJ Fast 50 Recipient
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Why Choose Us As Your Trucking Broker?

  • Shipping Quotes anytime
  • Get Freight Shipping Quotes to anywhere in the U.S. & Canada.
  • Top-tier client engagement and satisfaction.
  • Real-person customer service
  • Unbeatable discounts on your freight LTL, truckload, rail, air, and more
  • Automated Freight tracking, paperwork & invoices
  • Manage all quotes & shipments in one place
  • 24+ years of logistics experience working for you!

When Choosing Top Carriers

We tailor the shipment to your specific needs, with no requirement to use any official carrier. You can save company funds using a 3PL like FreightCenter to help book any freight shipment. When you call FreightCenter, our top-tier trucking brokers will take care of your shipping, and you’ll receive excellent service for a fraction of the cost. The key is competition; FreightCenter is where top carriers compete for your business. Want proof?

Use our instant freight quote tool to receive estimates from numerous carriers, or speak to one of our freight shipping experts by calling us at 800.716.7608.

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FreightCenter by the numbers
25 Years In Business
1.5m+ LTL Shipments Delivered
93% On Time Performance
99.1% Damage Free LTL Shipments

When You Decide To Choose FreightCenter

When you choose to work with us, you are choosing to make your shipping process seamless. Here are just some of the benefits working with our Third Party Logistics company will have on your shipping experience:

  • When you partner with FreightCenter, a premier 3PL (Third Party Logistics) company with over twenty-four years of experience within the logistics industry, you are choosing success. Over the decades, our team has dealt with nearly every shipment imaginable. There is no shipment process we cannot help you with!
  • FreightCenter employs a knowledgeable staff that is always willing to learn and grow with industry changes and advancements. We are ready to answer any questions you have throughout the entire process!
  • We act as the middleman between you and your carrier, so you do not have to worry about playing phone tag with your trucker. Your agent will directly communicate with you and your carrier, delivering any necessary information or updates. 
  • We secure the best transit carrier and route for you at the best price. There is no need to spend hours figuring out the logistics or searching for a worthwhile deal. 
  • We make it easy to ensure your shipments by guiding you toward the best providers. Whether you need full or partial coverage, we have you covered!
  • Arranging the pickups and drop-offs while also tracking each shipment in transit ensures that you know where your packages are every step of the way! 
Finely-tailored freight solutions

To create value for our customers by delivering customized shipping solutions that meet their unique needs and to fulfill shipping demands from simple to complex with expertise, guidance and ingenuity.

LTL Shipping

Trust the experts at FreightCenter to give you the best prices and the most comprehensive options for all your LTL freight shipping needs.

Full Truckload

We deliver optimized solutions for full or partial truckloads and competitive dry van, flatbed, and refrigerated freight pricing. We can cover your full truckload shipping needs.

Expedited Service

Nationwide Expedited Trucking services move your freight securely and rapidly. Your freight requires fast delivery; our freight shipping experts can get your shipment fast, whether in one large box or a full truckload.

Specialized Freight Shipping

The most reliable Specialized Freight Services rates from all the top carriers are just a few steps away. From white glove service to international shipping, we've got you covered.

Flatbed Trucking:

Use flatbed trucks for oversized or unusually shaped shipments.

Intermodal Transportation:

Combine multiple modes of transportation, such as trucking and rail, for efficient and cost-effective shipping.

Rail Freight:

Transport shipments via rail for long-distance shipments or when moving several packages.

Ocean Freight:

Ship in containers on cargo ships for international transport.

Air Freight:

Opt for air transportation when time-sensitive delivery of shipments is required.

Cross-Border Trucking:

Arrange for trucking services to transport packages across international borders.

Heavy Haul Trucking:

Engage specialized heavy haul trucking services for oversized or cumbersome shipments.

Third-Party Logistics (3PL) Providers

A third-party logistics provider is a business that provides other companies and businesses with more efficient and cost-effective supply chain and logistics processes.

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Trucking Broker FAQs

Q. Do trucking brokers actually help, or are they just middlemen?


Trucking brokers play a crucial role in the transportation industry by connecting shippers with carriers. They help streamline the shipping process, negotiate competitive rates, and manage logistics, ultimately saving time and money for both parties involved. By leveraging their expertise and industry connections, trucking brokers provide valuable services that contribute to the efficient movement of goods across the supply chain.

Q. What are the advantages of partnering with a trucking broker?


Partnering with a trucking broker offers several benefits, including access to a network of reliable carriers, expertise in navigating complex regulations, and assistance managing paperwork and documentation. Additionally, trucking brokers can help shippers secure competitive rates and optimize their shipping strategies to minimize costs and improve efficiency.

Q. How do I obtain a broker authority from the FMCSA?


To obtain a broker authority from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), you must apply through their online portal, pay the required fee, and provide proof of insurance and a surety bond. The FMCSA will review your application and, if approved, issue you a broker authority, allowing you to operate as a trucking broker legally.

Q. What kind of training or education do I need to become a trucking broker?


While formal education is not mandatory, completing training programs or courses in freight brokerage can provide you with valuable knowledge and skills necessary for success in the industry. Look for programs covering pricing strategies, negotiation techniques, legal requirements, and industry best practices.

Q. How can I build a network of carriers and shippers as a new broker?


Building a network within the transportation industry requires proactive outreach and relationship-building efforts. Attend industry events, join online forums and communities, and contact carriers and shippers directly to establish connections. Networking platforms and professional associations can also be valuable resources for expanding your network.

Q. What are brokers in trucking?


Freight brokers in trucking act as intermediaries, coordinating the shipping process between the producer of goods and the transportation company. Their key role is to facilitate communication, negotiate contracts, and ensure that cargo is transported efficiently, although they themselves are not carriers.

Q. What is the difference between a broker and a dispatcher?


A freight broker acts as an intermediary between shippers and carriers to negotiate shipping services, focusing on securing competitive rates. Conversely, a truck dispatcher works directly for a carrier or transport company, coordinating and managing the logistics of delivery to ensure efficient and timely transport of goods.