Online Career Training Class

Freight Broker/Agent Training

Santa Monica College
COMMUNITY EDUCATION

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Class ID: GES703
(New lessons are released at your own pace
in this 150 hour course.)
Tuition: $1,895.00

Overview

Learn the skills you need to be a successful Freight Broker/Agent. This is a growing industry of licensed individuals or corporations that help make a shipper and an authorized motor carrier successful in the transporting of freight. This online certificate program is offered in partnership with major colleges, universities, and other accredited education providers.

Job Opportunity and Resource Friday!

Placement Opportunity: All Brooke graduates have the opportunity to meet and discuss agent positions with freight brokerages.

Each Friday of the program, Brooke Transportation Training Solutions hosts Resource Friday exclusively for their graduates. BTTS is the only broker training school offering this excellent resource.

Inspirational speakers motivate you to start your new career strong. The best businesses and brokers in the industry talk with graduates about the choice of starting their own brokerage, working as an agent for another firm, and other job opportunities. Complementary businesses also¬ attend Resource Friday to meet new graduates and¬ explain how each can mutually benefit the other in successful business.

Objectives

Upon successful completion of the Freight Broker/Freight Agent Training Program, you'll:

  • Understand the process of freight brokering from start to finish
  • Have the tools needed to be successful as a freight broker or freight agent
  • Learn the basics of day-to-day operations of a brokerage or agency
  • Use techniques such as prospecting, sales and marketing, rating, and negotiations
  • Be able to manage a shipment from origin to destination
  • Gain valuable industry resourc

Details

Become a part of the exciting trucking, freight logistics, and transportation industries as a licensed freight broker or as a freight broker agent. From licensing to operations, to sales and marketing, you'll learn the basics of how to run a domestic freight brokerage or agency in the United States.

Entrepreneur magazine has rated the freight brokerage business as one of the top home-based businesses to own, and a recent Wall Street Journal article cited freight brokering and logistics as the largest growing sector of the transportation industry. Written by freight brokerage specialists, the Freight Broker/Agent Online Training Program will provide you with the knowledge and resources needed to break into the $400 billion-plus shipping industry.

Freight broker professionals are in demand. No matter the state of the economy, goods will always need to be shipped. A motivated and disciplined freight broker or freight agent who has received the proper training can build up his or her business into a six-figure earning potential. It's an ideal home business for a self-starter who enjoys fast-paced work.

Upon registering, you're given an initial six months to complete the program. Should you need more time, you may request a six-month extension at no additional charge.

About The Instructor

Jan Roach graduated with B.S. from Baylor University in 1982. She entered the transportation field in 1995 when she became a partner in a freight brokerage operation. She has over 10 years of experience in running a brokerage/agency including sales, marketing, accounting and claims, and day-to-day operations inside of a brokerage. She has also provided training in the industry since 2001.

Jeff Roach graduated with a B.S. from Abilene Christian University in 1986 and has been in the transportation and freight brokerage industry ever since. He first worked as a traffic manager. He then went to work for a major less-than-truckload carrier, whose philosophy was that you needed to experience every phase of the job before achieving a management position. He started out working nights on the freight docks, supervising the loading and unloading of shipments. He then worked as an inside account sales representative, and was soon promoted to outside sales for national accounts. He then obtained a position with a major truckload carrier with an air freight division, where he was the vice president of national accounts.

In 1995 he began operating his own freight brokerage, which he grew into a multi-million dollar business. He began developing freight broker/agent training programs in 2001.