Freight Broker/Agent Training

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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

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 Department 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.

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FAQs about Freight Brokers

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 — 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).



Course Details & Registration Information

Freight Broker/Agent TrainingSEF-3001IG1 available classes
Prepare to enter the freight/logistics industry – become a freight agent or start your own freight broker business. You’ll connect shippers and manufacturers with transportation companies, and manage those shipments. This course will help you build the skills you need to tak...
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