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What’s the Difference Between a
Freight Broker and a Broker Agent?
This is a common question ….. here’s how we answer it:
A freight broker is fully self-employed and is required to obtain his or her broker authority. A fully self-employed freight broker will do his or her own invoicing to customers and will pay the motor carriers. Essentially, the freight broker is running the entire business.
A broker agent works for another freight broker and does not need to obtain a broker authority. The agent works under the authority of his or her freight broker and is not responsible for invoicing or paying the trucks. The agent then splits his or her commission with the freight broker.