We know there is a lot to consider when moving companies or selling your freight brokerage; luckily, at Sunset, we have years of experience and real-life know-how for ensuring a smooth transition. As a third party logistics company, Sunset is a partner you can count on to help manage your customer’s supply chain as a true extension of their business.
With so many expenses (see below), can you afford NOT to join Sunset Transportation? We can help you save money while letting let you focus on doing what you love: expanding your customer portfolio and revenues.
Cost of Starting Your Own Brokerage VS. Working with Sunset
|Freight Brokerage Expense||Brokerage Start-Up Costs||Sunset Agent Model Costs|
|Contingent Cargo Insurance||$3,000-10,000 annually||No charge to you!|
|$75K Freight Broker Bond||$1,500-5,600 annually +$2,000 initial deposit||Sunset has $100,00 bond at no charge to you!|
|Posting Services (ITS, DAT, Sylectus, Post Everywhere)||$6,000+ annually depending on number of services||$0 and Sunset has been grandfathered into Sylectus– you would not be able to get access to this on your own.|
|TMS Software||$100,000+ annually, and up front implementation costs, maintenance||No cost to you, and we continually invest in our system (McLeod Software).|
|Operating Authority||Having a high MC# will affect your ability to serve carriers.||Low MC# which makes carriers want to work with us|
|Accounting Staff (Billing, Payables, Credit)||$40,000+ annually||We have an entire Accounting Team dedicated for you!|
|Marketing Materials, Business Cards, Company Website||$8,000+ annually||Sunset has the materials you need, and can create custom designs upon request at no charge to you.|
|Claims Management Staff||If not done properly, this can be very expensive and time-consuming.||Sunset has an experienced claims team to handle any situations./td>|
|Carrier Onboarding System & Safety Department Personnel||$30,000 annually for CargoNet & RMIS plus cost of experienced Safety Department staff||Sunset uses the best carrier onboarding software (RMIS) and have a department dedicated to safety at NO cost to you.|
|Credit||$500/month – you are monitoring your customers’ credit scores, right?||Handled by our credit staff.|
|Carrier Procurement & Pricing Staff||$40,000 + annually||Sunset has a department that can assist in carrier procurement and pricing projects.|
How big do you want to be?
Sunset gives you more than just run-of-the-mill support. Focus on what you do best and grow your business with our established resources and best practices.
Want more time to do what you enjoy? Who doesn't? Our processes have been in place for over 27 years, so we know how to run a business smoothly and efficiently. We understand and value the commitment that you have made as a freight brokerage owner and hold ourselves to these high standards too.
We are willing to work with you and your freight brokerage business to develop a competitive commission structure and plan that works for you. Instead of forcing you to sell your business to us, we partner with your company to ensure success!