Seems like the new hot spot is dispatching. There are a lot of factors when it comes to the industry of trucking and logistics. Going into dispatching was a necessary job switch in 2013 when congress changed the surety from 10k to 75k. Tons of brokers were forced out of business and had no choice to turn to dispatching since they had shippers and carriers. I believe that's when people got confused with the two and now understanding logistics is hard for new investors entering the industry.
There are no requirements needed federally from the Department of Transportation or the FMCSA to start a dispatching service. However, there is vital information you should know and understand. Before starting your company. I have attached a newsletter for your liking. We provide 30min Free consultations for you to ask your questions and receive a clear view of the industry.