The Freight Broker/Agent Training course provides you with the comprehensive training needed to gain valuable knowledge for building a successful freight brokerage or freight brokerage agency. This freight broker training course is designed to educate the student about the foundational aspects of brokering shipments. From learning the laws and terminology, setting up your business, learning about valuable tools and software, contracts and forms, how to find shippers and do ratings, and much more, it will provide you with the knowledge, insight, and direction to help you stand out in this growing industry. You will learn the differences between a broker and an agent, their various duties and responsibilities, and the laws and legal requirements for both. You will also learn how to develop important qualities and skills such as how to set your goals and market yourself, set up and organize your office, recordkeeping and back-office procedures, and how to choose brokerage and operating software.
By course completion, you will understand the steps of setting up carrier and shipper packets and contracts, marketing and advertising avenues, rate quotes, how to interact with shippers and carriers to keep lines of communication open, and valuable negotiation skills.