Licensing status. One of the questions you need to ask as you settle for any freight forwarding service for your needs is whether or not they are duly licensed as should be. It is a requirement by law for a freight broker to be licensed. See what your local state or country laws say about the requirements for licensing for one to operate as a freight broker for you to know what you are to be particular within this regard.
The other question you need to ask as you settle for a freight broker is how long the broker has been in business. By and large, the longer the broker has been in business the better it is for you to deal with them. A freight broker who has been in the business for long, weathering the hard financial times there have been in the past, is a sure sign that they will be able to deliver you excellent services going forward no matter the times. With many years of experience in the business, the management definitely has an idea of what they are about as a business and as such an assurance of excellence in service delivery. For the best shipping experience, it would be advisable to partner with a freight broker who has been in the business for some considerable duration of time.