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The Benefits of Becoming a 1099 Freight Broker

June 06, 2024 | Written by Anthony Sieber |

The Benefits of Becoming a 1099 Freight Broker

For those who may not already know, the Third Party Logistics (3PL) companies have already taken off, grabbing as much as 87% of the industry and assisting companies by moving their freight more efficiently, and typically cheaper! 

What are some of the benefits to becoming a Freight Agent?

  1. Variety of Clients: As a Freight Broker Agent, you get to work with a diverse range of clients from different industries, offering a dynamic and engaging work environment. Each Broker typically has their niche where they have a great understanding.

  2. Flexibility: The job often allows for remote work, which means no commuting! Save time from not having to commute from A to B. What would you do in your spare time? How else could you  provide a great work-life balance?

  3. Opportunities for Growth: With experience and a solid client base, you can expand your business, hire employees, and potentially find growth. As your own boss, you determine where you want your Brokerage to go. Would you want a large enterprise, or more than enough to make ends meet?

  4. Constant Learning: The freight industry is ever-evolving, offering continuous opportunities to learn about new technologies, regulations, and market trends. We have so many great tools to use to help you learn along the way. 

  5. High Earning Potential: Successful freight brokers and agents can earn lucrative commissions, especially as they build strong relationships with clients and carriers. Your expertise will help you build along the way through negotiating and industry knowledge. 

  6. Problem-Solving: Every shipment comes with its own set of challenges, providing ample opportunities to exercise your problem-solving skills and creativity. Logistics will give you continuous puzzles to solve as you continue your career. 

  7. Networking: Building strong relationships with shippers, carriers, and other industry professionals can open doors to new opportunities and collaborations. LinkedIn continues to be a game changer for many B2B businesses. 

  8. Thriving Industry: The demand for freight services is consistently high, ensuring a steady stream of business opportunities even during economic fluctuations. COVID was one of the most profitable years for 3PLs, many still trying to find that success. Freight brokers will always have jobs in a tough economy because logistics never stops!

  9. Low Barrier to Entry: Compared to other industries, becoming a freight broker or agent typically requires less initial investment and education, making it accessible to a wide range of individuals. LDi always looks for at least one year of experience, and a potable book of business. If you have these requirements, reach out to us today! 

  10. Creating a Family Business: What's a better feeling than being successful? Helping others succeed! Many of our Agents have their family members help them run their business, giving each individual more business experience and the ability for you to hand your business off to a family member. 

These reasons collectively make being a Freight Broker or Freight Agent a rewarding and fulfilling career choice for many individuals. We would like to take this time to thank our own Agents for making our success possible after 20+ years in the industry. 

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