Don't let the so called teacher of freight brokering try and sell you the know how because they are teaching because they can't make any money at brokering.Right now the market is so Saturated it is very competitive. I wouldn't recomend starting a new company but maybe finding a company thats been around awhile that is willing to help you get started as an agent.i also agree with you theory in your previous comment about cheap freight, we dont gouge customers like some places do or try but we do turn away BAD freight. I am a believer in training as a foundation then find someone to mentor you.
Third party logistics and 3pl and brokers are all the same. New customers will give you crappy loads that no one else wants, or they will give you the loads at rates that the trucking companies you try to work with will laugh at, especially once you take your commission off the top.
all the bells and whistles) You are right anyone thinking of becoming a broker do your home work watch for FEES, contracts that involve them taking ownership of your customers, non-competes that TRAP you with them, lack of technology, bad credit history with both carriers and agents...
find a place you can stay with because every time you change brokerages you will lose between 10-40% of you customers so pick a place you can retire with.
Good Look in your Brokerage and your training program.
Thanks for responding - Sounds like your doing great!