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Freight Broker (ICC / BMC-84) Bond

All transportation brokers in the United States must obtain an ICC Broker Surety Bond. This bond guarantees payment to shippers and motor carriers in the event your company fails to carry out its contracts and is required by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.  This bond is also called BMC 84, Freight Broker Surety Bond, and Property Broker Surety Bond.

Legislation was signed into law in July, 2012 that raises the bond penalty from $10,000 to $75,000. This new bond penalty will go into effect in October of 2013.

A Freight Broker Surety Bond is often difficult to obtain because it requires a credit score of 700 or higher as well as a minimum of 3 years of experience as a transportation broker. Due to the new penalty of $75,000, the Surety will also need:

  • your last year-end financial statement for your business
  • current personal financial statements for all owners of the business
In addition to this documentation, you will also have to have:
  • an adjusted net worth of at least $750,000 (business and personal combined)
  • adequate working capital
  • clean credit

To obtain this bond, proof of United States citizenship will be required at the time of purchase.


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