What does a freight broker do?

A freight broker is an intermediary between a shipper and a transportation provider (over the road, rail, or ocean). According to the terms brokered, the broker arranges agreements and cost terms between the two parties to ensure the freight is picked up and delivered successfully. While the broker marks up the freight bill for his services, the broker is responsible for collecting the total invoice (including any accessorials) from the shipper and paying the carrier.