Freight Brokers

Freight Brokers and Transportation Brokers

Known by many names such as Transportation Broker, Property Broker or Truck Broker, the Freight Broker is a linchpin of the trade and logistics business. The freight broker contracts with motor carriers to move freight to destinations within Canada and, if properly licensed to do so, may also move goods into and out of the United States. The freight broker does not have care, custody or control of the cargo and does not operate the motortruck, but they may be held liable when the trucker’s insurance fails to cover loss to cargo. This is contingent liability, and there are coverages to make the freight broker whole if these losses occur. If the freight broker is licensed by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) to arrange interstate freight moves within the U.S., a BMC-84 surety bond is required for legal operation.

Cargo Insurance

Contingent Cargo Legal Liability

Contingent Business Auto Insurance

Errors & Omissions

Cyber Insurance

Commercial Business Insurance

BMC-84 Surety Bond

Other Solutions You Might Need

Do you have operations outside the parameters of strictly performing freight brokerage activities? You may have additional risk that needs to be considered. Never hesitate to contact your Roanoke insurance broker for guidance, and be sure to view the full compliment of logistics and supply chain solutions we have to offer. Depending on the additional services you offer, you might consider:

  • Warehouse Legal Liability Insurance
  • Bailee Liability Insurance
  • Packer’s Liability Insurance
  • Custodial Customs Bond
Go To Solutions

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Roanoke is the leading provider of insurance and surety solutions for transportation and logistics providers. In fact, we are recognized as the most reliable source for U.S. customs bonds.


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