Opening a freight brokerage business is an exciting opportunity, but you can’t get started until you’ve completed all the necessary paperwork. DAT Authority helps you get ahead as a freight broker, and avoid headaches with your accreditation and registration requirements.
Applying for operating authority is the first step in becoming certified as a broker in interstate commerce. When you’re starting off your freight brokerage business, applying for authority can be a time-consuming and confusing process. To make it as simple as possible, DAT Authority helps new brokers handle their paperwork at each step of the way, for a smooth and successful application.
After you’ve gotten operating authority for your brokerage business, you’ll need to get permits to broker freight across the country. Some states follow federal brokerage requirements, while other states require separate permits for conducting commerce. With DAT, you can rest assured we’ll help you secure any federal or state permits you need.
DAT Authority helps to connect you with process agents in case you face any legal challenges on the job. Process agents are a requirement for new brokerage businesses, and only they can file Form BOC-3 with the FMCSA. Brokers need to establish a process agent in every state where they’re operating.
If you’re wondering how to get your freight broker license, you’re in the right place.
Setting up a brokerage business is an exciting opportunity to contribute to a vital part of our nation’s economy. When you’re first getting started with freight brokerage, you’ll need to follow several steps before you can be accredited to broker interstate commerce. You’ll need to file paperwork with federal and state agencies, designate process agents, and submit a few forms. At each step of the way, DAT Authority is here to help.
Registration with the Department of Transportation (DOT) is a necessary step in starting up your new brokerage business. DAT Authority can help you file the necessary paperwork for a smooth registration process. Our brokerage experts are here to clarify some of the more complicated details of federal registration, and to answer any questions along the way. When you’re getting your business off the ground, DAT is here to make sure your first steps are as smooth as possible.
For any business that plans to engage in interstate commerce, you will need to get a docket number from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMSCA). The FMSCA uses a Unified Registration System (URS) to process brokers across the country, to ensure you can safely and reliably intermediate transportation across state lines. When you invest in DAT Authority, we’ll help you submit the necessary paperwork to get your FMSCA docket number easily and efficiently.
Process agents help to process paperwork or legal information in case you experience any legal complications in your brokerage business. When you’re applying for your freight broker license, you need to make sure you have designated BOC-3 process agents in each state where you might be operating. Your freight broker license application will require you to submit BOC-3 paperwork to the FMSCA — and DAT Authority will guide you through the process.
A handful of federal permits are required for anyone who plans to broker interstate commerce. You will likely also need to get permits to operate in a few states that impose their own unique requirements for broker accreditation. For a flat fee of $685 outside your freight broker license cost, DAT Authority will ensure that you have all the permits you will need before you get your business up and running.
Let’s say you’ve already completed federal and state commerce regulation, and you’re ready to get your brokerage business up and running. Establishing a successful brokerage business requires more than just freight broker license training. You will need to find shippers and carriers, set up your carrier payment system, and make sure you’re running a profitable financial model. Once you have shipper clients, DAT offers a variety of subscriptions for all of these goals and more. At DAT Authority, we’re here to help brokers maximize their potential.
When you work with DAT Authority, we won't just help you file your paperwork - you'll also gain a trusted advisor to help get your business on the right track, fast and easy. Run your business with confidence - choose a DAT Authority package that best fits your needs, or give us a call at 866-265-3172.