Freight Broker/Agent Training
There are no prerequisites to take this course. However, this course focuses solely on U.S. domestic freight brokering, so it's only recommended if you plan to do business in the United States.
- Learn the ins and outs of the industry from experienced freight brokers.
- Gain the knowledge and resources you need to register with the FMCSA, get a surety bond and break into the shipping industry.
THE BASICS OF FREIGHT BROKERING
SETTING UP YOUR BUSINESS AND OFFICE
SETTING GOALS AND DEVELOPING YOUR CORPORATE IDENTITY
SETTING UP YOUR SHIPPER PACKET AND YOUR CARRIER PACKET
OPERATIONS AND USING OPERATIONS SOFTWARE
TYPES OF FREIGHT AND EXPLORING NICHE MARKETS
INSURANCE FOR CARRIERS AND BROKERS
RECORDKEEPING, ACCOUNTING, AND FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT
DETERMINING YOUR RATE QUOTES
CARRIER RELATIONS AND SOLUTIONS FOR SUCCESS
SALES AND PROFITABILITY
DEVELOP YOUR NEGOTIATION SKILLS
|Course Name:||Learn How to Start Your Freight Brokerage|
|Description:||From licensing and operations to sales and marketing, learn how to get your broker license and start a successful freight brokerage - 100% online and at your own pace!|
|Registration and Enrollment:||This course is 100% online. Start anytime with 6 months to complete.|
Job Outlook for Freight Brokers
The US Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) lists freight broker/agent as "Bright Outlook" career area, with over 30% job growth expected in the next five years.
According to the US Bureau of Transportation (USDOT), over 11 billion tons of freight move by truck each year. This number will grow, so skilled brokers are needed to keep the industry moving.
WHAT DO FREIGHT BROKERS DO?
Freight brokers find carriers for shippers to haul their freight. They also assume financial responsibility in the shipping process by invoicing shippers, paying carriers and agents, extending credit and more.
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A FREIGHT BROKER AND AN AGENT?
A freight agent acts as an independent salesperson for a freight brokerage or independent broker. Freight agents may work on commission bringing in new customers.
HOW MUCH DO FREIGHT BROKERS MAKE?
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, freight brokers make an average of $45,000 annually. Depending on your experience level, top brokers can make over $66,600 per year.
WHAT KIND OF HOURS DO FREIGHT BROKERS WORK?
Freight brokers can set their own hours â deciding when and how much they work. Many work from home, so they create their own work/life balance around shipping and carrier schedules.
WHAT IS THE FEDERAL MOTOR CARRIER SAFETY ADMINISTRATION (FMCSA)?
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) regulates and provides safety oversite for commercial motor vehicles (CMVs).