Freight Broker/Agent Training
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!
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics lists freight broker/agent as a "Bright Outlook" career area, with more than 30% job growth expected in the next five years.
According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, more than 11 billion tons of freight move by truck each year. This number will grow, so skilled brokers are needed to keep the industry moving.
"This course used real-life examples and different learning materials that still help us operate a business."
– Kay P., United Tribe Logistics
Frequently Asked Questions
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 U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, freight brokers make an average of $45,000 annually. Depending on your experience level, top brokers can make more than $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?
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration regulates and provides safety oversight for commercial motor vehicles.
Freight Broker/Agent TrainingSEF-3001IG
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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