Professional Development Center

Freight Broker Agent

Freight 1

Course 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!

This course used real life examples and different learning materials that still help us operate a business,” Kay P., United Tribe Logistics

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.

Course Objective

  • 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.

Prerequisites and Requirements

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.

Schedule

This course is 100% online. Start anytime with 6 months to complete. ​​​​​​​

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