How to Become a Truck Broker
How to Become a Truck Broker
Thanks to DAT Authority, you can become a truck broker without doing all the paperwork.
If you’re a new broker, you need to make the most out of your resources and get registered fast. DAT Authority offers a comprehensive package for federal and state requirements — we’ll even fill out your paperwork.
- Get your MC and USDOT numbers.
- Designate BOC-3 process agents.
- Consult with one of our brokerage experts.
Get your MC and USDOT numbers.
Register your brokerage firm with federal agencies.
Brokers require several of the same federal licenses as carriers. Our DAT Authority team can help you get your business off the ground, by filling out and filing USDOT and MC numbers, as well as other FMCSA registration requirements. With DAT, you can avoid errors, make sure you haven’t missed anything, and stay compliant.
Designate BOC-3 process agents.
Use the DAT Authority team to designate agents.
A nationwide requirement that’s often perplexing to new brokers is the BOC-3 process agent requirement. BOC-3 process agents are essentially legal representatives in each state where your carriers will be transporting freight and are available as a type of insurance if you need legal defense. DAT Authority can save time and hassle by designating BOC-3 process agents for you all across the country.
Consult with one of our brokerage experts.
Make the most out of DAT’s brokerage resources.
When you subscribe to DAT Authority, you’re not just getting a comprehensive set of authority services — you’re also getting access to DAT’s team of brokerage experts. Whenever you have a question about the brokerage authority process, your designated DAT service representative will be available to help you start your brokerage business.
"Some say it's simple to get your authority, and that you should save your money and do it yourself. Other people, including myself, are not sure where to even begin. I used a service provided by DAT to get my authority. It was important to me that it was done right the first time, by people who have done this before."
- Chad Boblett - Boblett Brothers Trucking
"They took me by the hand an led me through all of the diffiult and confusing steps to ensure that I started off on the right food. I cannot say it any clearer than these folks know what it's all about."
- Gregg Knight, LTL Trucking
Truck brokers are a crucial part of the shipping industry, keeping freight moving and the economy running. Before you can get your brokerage business off the ground, you’ll need to get federal operating authority (FMCSA registration numbers), as well as a surety bond, process agents, and insurance. Plus, you may need to fill out additional state-level papers. If you’re wondering how to become a freight broker with no experience, DAT is the place to start.
Complete your application materials to become a broker
Make sense of the brokerage authority process with DAT Authority for Brokers. DAT Authority is the industry’s preferred trucking authority service, with expert advisors standing by to answer your questions and fill out your paperwork. For federal and state brokerage requirements, DAT Authority is here to help.