How Much Does a Freight Broker Surety Bond Cost?

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Freight broker bond cost is equal to a percentage of the bond’s total $75,000 amount. The cost is determined based on three factors:

  1. The business owner’s personal credit
  2. Business experience
  3. The financial strength of the company

While each bond application is underwritten individually, the following table offers a sample range for an estimated premium:

Good Credit, Experience Bad Credit, Lack of Experience
2% 3% 4% 5% 6% 7% 8% 9% 10% 11% 12% 13%
$1,500 $2,250 $3,000 $3,750 $4,500 $5,250 $6,000 $6,750 $7,500 $8,250 $9,000 $9,750


* This table provides a ballpark estimate of potential bond costs. Bond pricing can fluctuate over time due to a number of factors. For exact pricing, please complete an application.

Unlike with a Trust Fund Agreement (BMC-85) where full collateral may be required, a freight broker surety bond (BMC-84) allows freight brokers and forwarders to only pay a percentage of the total bond amount. This is paid in the form of the annual premium, without the need for any collateral.

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Can I Get a Freight Broker Bond if I Have Bad Credit?

Even if you have a bad credit score (a FICO score of <650), you can still get this type of bond with us, thanks to your bad credit surety bonds program.

For applicants with bad credit, the cost of the freight broker surety bond is higher than for those with good credit. This is because of the increased risk presented to bond companies when bonding bad credit applicants.

How Can I Lower the Cost of My Freight Broker Bond?

Even if you must pay a higher premium initially, it is possible to lower your freight broker bond cost over time. Steps that you can take to tilt the scales in your favor include:

  • Improve your personal credit score
  • Provide strong financial or business statements
  • Own strong liquid assets and provide cash verification
  • Work with the right surety bond agency

Working with the right agency is a major determining factor of freight broker surety bond cost. You’ll want to find a bond agency with access to the best programs on the market, such as Lance Surety Bonds. Through strong relationships with A-rated and T-listed surety bond companies, we have access to exclusive programs not offered to most agencies.

A good agency will work with you to find ways to strengthen your application, such as requesting additional documentation that can work in your favor. Finding the right bond agent for your freight brokerage will help you reduce your overall bonding costs.

And since you have to renew your freight broker surety bond on an annual basis, you will always have a full year to improve your credit score and get an even lower premium next time around.

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