6 Freight Brokerage Business Success Stories [2023]

Updated: July 24th, 2023
Start A Freight Brokerage Business

The transportation industry has experienced rapid interest and growth over the past years. The increased demand has created business opportunities for various professionals, among them freight brokers. Freight brokers connect shipping companies with carriers. Serving different markets, freight brokers help make goods transport a reality for their customers.

If you are looking for a business opportunity within the transportation industry, you may consider starting a freight brokerage company.

To start, take the prerequisite course and look for an internship opportunity where you will gain industry experience. Then, follow licensing requirements and focus on building business relationships with potential customers.

Here are some real life success stories of starting a freight brokerage business:

1. Easy Auto Ship ($18M/year)

Eric Ray (from Boardman, OH, USA) started Easy Auto Ship over 11 years ago.

$1.5M / month
1 founders / 23 employees

Case Study

My name is Eric Ray, the CEO, and Founder of Easy Auto Ship LLC, a nationwide vehicle shipping brokerage located in Youngstown, Ohio. About 80% of our business is shipping POV (privately owned vehicles) for the end consumer, and the rest is for dealerships and relocation companies.

We average around $250,000 a month in brokerage fees with a net profit of $100,000 a month. We are ranked as the Best Overall Car Shipping Company of 2020 on Move.org, as well as Movebuddha.com, with over 1,500 reviews on Google and a 4.6 rating! We will do about $18 million this year in sales, but it was not an easy road getting here.


Learn more about starting a freight brokerage business:

Where to start?

-> How much does it cost to start a freight brokerage business?
-> Pros and cons of a freight brokerage business

Need inspiration?

-> Examples of established freight brokerage business

Other resources

4. Easy Auto Ship

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  • Estimated revenue: $1.5M/month
  • Business rank: #23.5K

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5. DAT

  • Website traffic: 3.98M/month
  • Business rank: #26.9K

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6. TQL

Total Quality Logistics (TQL) is the largest privately held freight brokerage firm in the nation. We help you find the right solution for your local, national and North American truckload freight and shipping needs.

  • Website traffic: 460K/month
  • Business rank: #123K

Check out their full website ➜

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