NEW BROKER COURSE
TIA Members have grown their businesses from small start-ups to multi-billion dollar companies. Take advantage of their 30+ years of experience and knowledge. These are the people who invented the freight brokering industry and these are the people who wrote this course.
Learn from the best in the industry with TIA’s New Broker Course. Developed by the 3PL industry’s leading brokers and associates – not just one person’s or company’s opinion.
- Learn from our unique real-world scenarios.
- Built to work within your busy schedule, learn on-line at your pace.
- Developed by the leading professional organization in the 3PL industry – TIA.
The New Broker Course from TIA is the perfect introductory course for anyone wishing to learn about the brokerage industry.
“I have been in the International Freight Forwarding business for over 25 years and the last 8 years I have been in the Freight Brokerage Industry, after taking ‘TIA New Broker Course’ it all made sense, the course is very well constructed which will help all New Brokers to advance and grow in this industry faster.”
Obtained through the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). Complete Form OP-1. There is a one-time $300 application fee.
Within 60-days of receiving their MC# from FMCSA, a broker must obtain a surety bond or trust fund from a bank or bonding company. The cost varies depending on your personal credit.
Brokers are required to carry a $75,000 bond or trust. TIA offers the TIA Bond at the $75,000, $100,000, and $250,000 levels. Apply for a free quote today.
Module I: Introduction
Module II: History of Transport
Module III: How It All Works
Module IV: Regulations & Licenses
Module V: Technology
Module VI: Insurance
Module VII: Responsibilities for Damage
Module VIII: The Broker’s Job
Module IX: Office Operations
Module X: Ethics
Module XI: Marketing and Sales
Module XII: Load Assignment
As a part of initial start-up costs, a broker must have cash or available credit to pay carriers. Shippers may not pay for services from 60 – 90 days.
The following image was published in the document titled “SMALL ENTITY COMPLIANCE GUIDE FOR BROKER OPERATIONS” published by the FMCSA. The source document including further information for potential new brokers can be found on the image which links to the FMCSA website.
Freight broker activities are under the jurisdiction of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), the successor to the Interstate Commerce Commission.
The FMCSA defines a broker as “a person who, for compensation, arranges, or offers to arrange, the transportation of property by an authorized motor carrier.”
All broker applicants must designate a process agent in each State in which offices are located and in which contracts will be written. Process agents who will accept legal filings on the applicant’s behalf are designated on FMCSA Form BOC-3.
Form BOC-3 must be filed within 90 days after the date notice of the application is published in the FMCSA Register.
*TIA has an agreement in place with the American Moving & Storage Association (AMSA) to file the BOC-3 on behalf of our Members. TIA tries to streamline this process to 30-days.
Brokers are required to submit an annual filing of information required within the UCR Agreement. There is an annual filing fee of $76.00.
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