Course Code: GES703
The course main focus is on the strong points of the subject and makes it so convenient for my schedule. The course was perfect, thank you.
Honestly, my experience was straight down the line perfect. I enjoyed every second of it.
The course was extremely detailed; very organized and flowed smoothly which allowed it to be easy to understand and comprehend.
I enjoyed how smoothly this course went. The facilitator was very educated and easy to understand. The support I received was done so in a timely manner.
I enjoyed having the ability to work on the assignments on my on time and at my own pace. My facilitator was great; and even though I did not have to ask him too many questions he was right there to answer them when I did.
I liked the detail in all questions. They were explained very easily, allowing me to learn more than I thought. This training will very helpful in my future. Thank you so much. I am 100% satisfied.
I really appreciated the communication with my facilitators. They always responded to my emails and calls in a timely fashion and were very approachable and knowledgeable.
I really liked the accurate and detailed information, along with the quick email replies. I was very happy with the course and facilitators. I had a great experience.
I actually enjoyed the quizzes. They were fair and they let me know how much information I retained.
I. The Basics of Freight Brokering
Job duties, qualities, and skills of an effective freight broker and a freight broker agent
II. Setting Up Your Business and Office
Steps needed to launch a business and set up an office
III. Setting Goals and Developing Your Corporate Identity
Evaluate business goals and mission statements
IV. Setting Up Your Shipper Packet and Your Carrier Packet
Documents to send to shippers and carriers
V. Operations and Using Operations Software
Forms, logs, and broker software that work best for business; how to avoid or manage day-to-day problems that freight brokers face
VI. Types of Freight and Exploring Niche Markets
Differentiate between the types of freight and the types of niche markets available
VII. Transportation Law
Transportation law most affect business as a broker or agent, and why they are important to operations
VIII. Broker-Carrier Contracts
How contracts protect brokers and carriers
IX. Broker-Shipper Agreements
Components of an effective broker-shipper agreement
X. Insurance for Carriers and Brokers
Insurance policies and forms essential for carriers and brokers
XI. Recordkeeping, Accounting, and Financial Management
Different processes and records encountered as a broker freight
XII. Determining Your Rate Quotes
Rate quotes that are based on relevant information
XIII. Carrier Relations and Solutions for Success
Situations from a carrier's point of view
XIV. Sales and Profitability
Sales techniques and results as part of sales success
XV. Advanced Marketing
Marketing efforts that will be beneficial for business
XVI. Develop Your Negotiation Skills
Negotiation skills from first real sales calls
Jan Roach graduated with BS 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 BS from Abilene Christian University in 1986 and has been in the transportation and freight brokerage industry ever since. After working as the vice president of national accounts for a major truckload carrier with an air freight division, he began operating his own freight brokerage in 1995. He grew that into a multimillion-dollar business. He began developing freight broker courses in 2001.
There are no specific prerequisites for this program. Because the program focuses solely on U.S. domestic freight brokering, it is recommended for students who are interested in doing business in the United States.
This program is compatible with Windows XP and later operating systems. It is also compatible with IE 7 and later browsers.
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This program can be taken on either a Mac or a PC. All materials for this program are available online.
Job Opportunity and Resource Friday!
Brooke Transportation Training Solutions hosts a weekly event called Resource Friday. This virtual event is held every Friday, exclusively for their graduates. During this virtual event, all graduates have the opportunity to meet and discuss agent positions with participating freight brokerages. Additionally, the best businesses and brokers in the industry talk with graduates about starting their own brokerage, working as an agent for another firm, and other career opportunities. Brooke Transportation is the only training provider currently offering this excellent resource.
Yes, because ed2go programs are online you never have to actually travel to the school. Most schools offer telephone or online registration.
All of our programs are self-paced and open enrollment, so you can start them when you want and finish them at your own pace. When you register, you’ll receive six (6) months to complete the program.
The time allotted to complete your program has been calculated based on the number of hours for each program, so don't worry too much about not completing in time. If, after a concerted effort, you are still unable to complete, your Student Advisor will help you work out a suitable completion date. Please note that a fee may be charged for an extension.
ed2go courses are non-credit courses, so they do not qualify for federal aid. In some states, vocational rehab or workforce development boards will pay for qualified students to take our courses. Additionally, some students may qualify for financial assistance when they enroll, if they meet certain requirements.
Upon successful completion of the program, you will be awarded a certificate of completion.
ed2go programs will provide you with the skills you need to obtain an entry-level position in most cases. We don’t provide direct job placement services, but our facilitators and career counselors will help you build your resume and are available to give advice on finding your first job. Facilitators will also be available to use as a professional reference upon completion of the program. Potential students should always do research on the job market in their area before registering.
Each student is paired with a facilitator for one-on-one interaction. The facilitator will be available (via e-mail) to answer any questions you may have and to provide feedback on your performance. All of our facilitators are successful working professionals in the fields in which they teach.
In order to take our online programs, you must have access to a computer and the Internet. You can access the program contents from any Web-enabled computer. You don’t have to use the same computer to log-in to the program every time. We recommend that you have a word-processing program (Microsoft Word is the best) and the latest version of Internet Explorer.
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Our programs are all open enrollment. You can register and start the program as soon as you are ready.
Please note: Once the program curriculum is accessed online or through submission of a material shipment confirmation, refunds cannot be issued.
The freight broker program will provide you with the requirements and resources needed to obtain your brokerage licensing/authority from the federal government (Additional fees and paperwork are required from the government for brokerage but not if you become a freight agent).
Freight brokerage companies act as a liaison between a “shipper,” or a business with goods to move, and a “carrier,” or the business that has the ability to move those goods. They help the shipping industry run efficiently and smoothly.
The freight broker works within the company to manage the day-to-day tasks required to move goods from place to place. They hire carriers and monitor financial aspects such as invoicing, paying agents, and monitoring credit. The government may require additional fees and paperwork for a brokerage license, but not for becoming a freight agent.
First, it is recommended that you enroll in a freight broker course to fully prepare for the position. Freight broker licenses are issued by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). You will fill out an application and pay a one-time fee. Once your application is approved, there is a 10-day waiting period before you are granted full license.