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Mark Agusta in Irving, Texas

68 months ago

Hello Indeed Community,

I know there are many of you who have considered freight brokering as a career, and I am sure it can seem quite difficult getting started. While freight brokering is a pretty simple concept there are many things involved that if you work as an agent you'll never need to know. If you ask most brokers they'll tell you they don't hire people from freight broker schools or consider them as experience.

Here's a good example of things YOU DON'T NEED TO KNOW that training programs teach... If you work as an agent for OTR Logistics, Landstar, or any of the bigger firms you'll never need to know how to handle claims, billing, carrier management, or safety because that's all handle by corporate.

So the question remains why go to school to learn something you'll never need to know?

My opinion is those who can't broker teach brokering for a living. Almost every company uses a different software, and uses a totally different set of procedures that a school can't teach you. Most companies provide training with orientation.

If you can get down the basic concept of freight brokering, learn how to use the software, and have are good at sales you can become a GOOD broker agent.

DON'T SPEND HUNDREDS OR THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS ON A TRAINING PROGRAM! WORK FOR A COMPANY THAT OFFERS TRAINING.

I've been in the transportation industry for over 25 years if you have any questions please let me know. I am always here.

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Brendon in Charlotte, North Carolina

64 months ago

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Mark Agusta in Irving, Texas said: Hello Indeed Community,

I know there are many of you who have considered freight brokering as a career, and I am sure it can seem quite difficult getting started. While freight brokering is a pretty simple concept there are many things involved that if you work as an agent you'll never need to know. If you ask most brokers they'll tell you they don't hire people from freight broker schools or consider them as experience.

Here's a good example of things YOU DON'T NEED TO KNOW that training programs teach... If you work as an agent for OTR Logistics, Landstar, or any of the bigger firms you'll never need to know how to handle claims, billing, carrier management, or safety because that's all handle by corporate.

So the question remains why go to school to learn something you'll never need to know?

My opinion is those who can't broker teach brokering for a living. Almost every company uses a different software, and uses a totally different set of procedures that a school can't teach you. Most companies provide training with orientation.

If you can get down the basic concept of freight brokering, learn how to use the software, and have are good at sales you can become a GOOD broker agent.

DON'T SPEND HUNDREDS OR THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS ON A TRAINING PROGRAM! WORK FOR A COMPANY THAT OFFERS TRAINING.

I've been in the transportation industry for over 25 years if you have any questions please let me know. I am always here.

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karen ramirez in Brentwood, California

59 months ago

I just stumbled on to this in looking to change my career, and its sounded very interesting. I am wondering , as a freight broker what would i be doing exactly on a daily basis? Im 53 years old and have been in the mental health field , and needing to know more about this career. thank you , Karen ramirez

I know there are many of you who have considered freight brokering as a career, and I am sure it can seem quite difficult getting started. While freight brokering is a pretty simple concept there are many things involved that if you work as an agent you'll never need to know. If you ask most brokers they'll tell you they don't hire people from freight broker schools or consider them as experience.

Here's a good example of things YOU DON'T NEED TO KNOW that training programs teach... If you work as an agent for OTR Logistics, Landstar, or any of the bigger firms you'll never need to know how to handle claims, billing, carrier management, or safety because that's all handle by corporate.

So the question remains why go to school to learn something you'll never need to know?

My opinion is those who can't broker teach brokering for a living. Almost every company uses a different software, and uses a totally different set of procedures that a school can't teach you. Most companies provide training with orientation.

If you can get down the basic concept of freight brokering, learn how to use the software, and have are good at sales you can become a GOOD broker agent.

DON'T SPEND HUNDREDS OR THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS ON A TRAINING PROGRAM! WORK FOR A COMPANY THAT OFFERS TRAINING.

I've been in the transportation industry for over 25 years if you have any questions please let me know. I am always here.

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alan bor in Piscataway, New Jersey

58 months ago

I live in New Jersey, do you know of any company's that will train as an agent with no industry background...I have a ton of B2B sales experience.

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Antonio Milic in Aurora, Colorado

58 months ago

Hello Mark....My name is Antonio and i,m located in Denver(co)For past 12y i have been(cable installer for Comcast(involving face to face with peoples on daily basis)and past 2y i,m on phone (technical support for Time Warner)answering 40-70 calls a day)so i can say i,m peoples person,very comunicative,and willing to learn and advance.I,m desperately trying to get in to Brokering,but i,m getting lot off(no-s)or ridicules info like (oh its not worth for us to train new agent,like they where born with knowledge)So i,m asking you to give me advice,and point me to right direction,because i really want to be a broker,let me know,Thx for any positive advice
Mark Agusta in Irving, Texas

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wassima in Newark, New Jersey

55 months ago

Training and get hired in Orlando, Florida said: You are right but the problem is most people consider brkering the same as being an agent. Landstar and those big companies will not hire you without 1 million in revenue and a large shipper base. Its so much easier to become and agent not a broker and the risk is not on you.

Can you give more information on the company that will train and hire.

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wassima in Newark, New Jersey

55 months ago

Does any one has any information on Aetna freight lines.

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wassima in Newark, New Jersey

55 months ago

I heard that they will train you to become an agent for free!!!
Also Green tree.

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LAU7GRAN in Supply, North Carolina

51 months ago

Mark Agusta in Irving, Texas said: Hello Indeed Community,

I know there are many of you who have considered freight brokering as a career, and I am sure it can seem quite difficult getting started. While freight brokering is a pretty simple concept there are many things involved that if you work as an agent you'll never need to know. If you ask most brokers they'll tell you they don't hire people from freight broker schools or consider them as experience.

Here's a good example of things YOU DON'T NEED TO KNOW that training programs teach... If you work as an agent for OTR Logistics, Landstar, or any of the bigger firms you'll never need to know how to handle claims, billing, carrier management, or safety because that's all handle by corporate.

So the question remains why go to school to learn something you'll never need to know?

My opinion is those who can't broker teach brokering for a living. Almost every company uses a different software, and uses a totally different set of procedures that a school can't teach you. Most companies provide training with orientation.

If you can get down the basic concept of freight brokering, learn how to use the software, and have are good at sales you can become a GOOD broker agent.

DON'T SPEND HUNDREDS OR THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS ON A TRAINING PROGRAM! WORK FOR A COMPANY THAT OFFERS TRAINING.

I've been in the transportation industry for over 25 years if you have any questions please let me know. I am always here.


DO YOU HAVE ANY COMPANY NAME? AND THANK YOU FOR THE ADVISE

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rw.fnaisg in Walterboro, South Carolina

51 months ago

Mark Agusta in Irving, Texas said: Hello Indeed Community, I know there are many of you who have considered freight brokering as a career, and I am sure it can seem quite difficult getting started. While freight brokering is a pretty simple concept there are many things involved that if you work as an agent you'll never need to know. If you ask mostbrokers they'll tell you they don't hire people from freight brokersc hools or consider them as experience. Here's a good example of things YOU DON'T NEED TO KNOW that training programs teach... If you work as an agent for OTR Logistics, Landstar, or any of the bigger firms you'll never need to know how to handle claims, billing, carrier management, or safety because that's all handle by corporate. So the question remains why go tosc hool to learn something you'll never need to know? My opinion is those who can't broker teach brokering for a living. Almost every company uses a different software, and uses a totally different set of procedures that asc hool can't teach you. Most companies provide training with orientation. If you can get down the basic concept of freight brokering, learn how to use the software, and have are good at sales you can become a GOOD broker agent. DON'T SPEND HUNDREDS OR THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS ON A TRAINING PROGRAM! WORK FOR A COMPANY THAT OFFERS TRAINING. I've been in thetransportation industry for over 25 years if you have any questions please let me know. I am always here.

I am interested in becoming an agent. Do you have any companies that would probably offer training for me to get started?

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Joe in West Orange, New Jersey

51 months ago

Has anybody gone through that freight broker training-on-demand program offered by the D.O.T. Authority?

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Carolyn Cormier in Orange, Texas

50 months ago

Please contact me regarding a company that will allow me training, that I might can work for.

Thank You

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J in Dallas, Texas

50 months ago

Antonio Milic in Aurora, Colorado said: Hello Mark....My name is Antonio and i,m located in Denver(co)For past 12y i have been(cable installer for Comcast(involving face to face with peoples on daily basis)and past 2y i,m on phone (technical support for Time Warner)answering 40-70 calls a day)so i can say i,m peoples person,very comunicative,and willing to learn and advance.I,m desperately trying to get in to Brokering,but i,m getting lot off(no-s)or ridicules info like (oh its not worth for us to train new agent,like they where born with knowledge)So i,m asking you to give me advice,and point me to right direction,because i really want to be a broker,let me know,Thx for any positive advice
Mark Agusta in Irving, Texas

Mark did you become a broker yet? If you did how did you do it?

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sidneyusa in Fort Worth, Texas

49 months ago

So far I see everyone asking questions and see no real answers. I guess the ones with the right answer are out there making money and are not going to share crap with the rest of us. Let's be realistic...why would they provide good information and creat competition for themselves!!!

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STABLE CAREER in Middletown, Connecticut

44 months ago

Hi!I am looking to be a trucking agent and you are saying to go for big strong broking trucking companies,that has the up to date Technology in brokering.Therefore,would they train you in being a trucking agent in how to use their technology thats very important.I mean if this career is done right you could be employed at home in something thats recession proof you cant beat that ok God Bless I am looking for a stable career Thank you.

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thebobguy in Littleton, Colorado

44 months ago

Mark Agusta in Irving, Texas said: Hello Indeed Community,

I know there are many of you who have considered freight brokering as a career, and I am sure it can seem quite difficult getting started. While freight brokering is a pretty simple concept there are many things involved that if you work as an agent you'll never need to know. If you ask most brokers they'll tell you they don't hire people from freight broker schools or consider them as experience.

Here's a good example of things YOU DON'T NEED TO KNOW that training programs teach... If you work as an agent for OTR Logistics, Landstar, or any of the bigger firms you'll never need to know how to handle claims, billing, carrier management, or safety because that's all handle by corporate.

So the question remains why go to school to learn something you'll never need to know?

My opinion is those who can't broker teach brokering for a living. Almost every company uses a different software, and uses a totally different set of procedures that a school can't teach you. Most companies provide training with orientation.

If you can get down the basic concept of freight brokering, learn how to use the software, and have are good at sales you can become a GOOD broker agent.

DON'T SPEND HUNDREDS OR THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS ON A TRAINING PROGRAM! WORK FOR A COMPANY THAT OFFERS TRAINING.

I've been in the transportation industry for over 25 years if you have any questions please let me know. I am always here.

thnaks

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Chas in Plano, Texas

42 months ago

Your comment was very inspiring to me. Thank you for posting. I have a question- I have been trying to getinto the business for over 2 years and no one will hire me due to know experience, However I did find a broker who was willing to give me a chance as his agent (last week) he told me if I can get my first load on my own he would hire me as his agent...My boyfriend is a truck driver (I have learned alot from him. I also took the DOT AUTHORITY one day seminar in 2009)

My question is...How do I get the first load? Who should I target and once I get the shipping mgr on the phone what do I say? I am not sure how to negotiate the price/load (because I don't know where to find the going rates?) PLEASE HELP ME. I am new to the industry and really interested in learning and growing in this business. I have a sales background. I know I have what it takes to be successful. I look forward to hearing from you. Thank you for your time.

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Chas in Plano, Texas

42 months ago

Thank you for your time.
I did get alot of helpful info from DOT...I actually asked a friend and was able to get answers to my questions I asked you. I appreciate your time!

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JPL in Montclair, New Jersey

42 months ago

Nice try, Elite.

People on this board know better than to listen to one competitor trying to bash the other. Looks like it backfired on you.

Contact us, Chas, and we will give you a FREE refresher.

We also will make sure you fully understand the difference between renting someone else's broker license as an agent and earning 50%-60%... versus BEING the broker yourself, owning your own license, and earning 100%.

JPL

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Chas in Plano, Texas

42 months ago

Thank JPL.
I appreicate you for replying to the post.
I would be interested in the refresher course.

Please let me know what I need to do.
Have a great day!

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Sally in Corpus Christi, Texas

42 months ago

sidneyusa in Fort Worth, Texas said: So far I see everyone asking questions and see no real answers. I guess the ones with the right answer are out there making money and are not going to share crap with the rest of us. Let's be realistic...why would they provide good information and creat competition for themselves!!!

I absolutely agree!I recently graduated with a Bachelors in Business Administration and I'm looking for a job. But guess what?? They all require minimum 2 to
5 yrs experience. My uncle is a carrier and he mentioned to me the freight broker idea so now I am trying to get all the info I can on this and I stumble upon numerous companies who offer a training class. But I see more questions than answers on this but at least the good thing is that I will try to find out about how to become an agent without spending thousands on a training class that will do me no good. I do believe that hands on is the best experience. Good luck!

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stable career in Hartford, Connecticut

42 months ago

Hi!My name is Allen and I am very interested in just being a trucking agent making a fulltime income at home, they say it`s the best kept business opportunity inside the United States.I Kinda been told when starting out as a Trucking Agent as a newbie, you will have to start out with a new trucking brokering firm to get some experience.Therefore,the internet is a beautiful thing to make a fulltime income,because it puts the world all on one playing field.When you get this message please contact me back on this trucking agent or deal ok Thank you.

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dma1292 in Savannah, Georgia

42 months ago

I have worked in the brokering field before and am looking to get back into it. I don't have an existing book of business anymore and i would like to go back to work for someone to help me prepare. Any help would be great. Thanks

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Shannon Anderson in La Mesa, California

41 months ago

Mark Agusta in Irving, Texas said: Hello Indeed Community,

I know there are many of you who have considered freight brokering as a career, and I am sure it can seem quite difficult getting started. While freight brokering is a pretty simple concept there are many things involved that if you work as an agent you'll never need to know. If you ask most brokers they'll tell you they don't hire people from freight broker schools or consider them as experience.

Here's a good example of things YOU DON'T NEED TO KNOW that training programs teach... If you work as an agent for OTR Logistics, Landstar, or any of the bigger firms you'll never need to know how to handle claims, billing, carrier management, or safety because that's all handle by corporate.

So the question remains why go to school to learn something you'll never need to know?

My opinion is those who can't broker teach brokering for a living. Almost every company uses a different software, and uses a totally different set of procedures that a school can't teach you. Most companies provide training with orientation.

If you can get down the basic concept of freight brokering, learn how to use the software, and have are good at sales you can become a GOOD broker agent.

DON'T SPEND HUNDREDS OR THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS ON A TRAINING PROGRAM! WORK FOR A COMPANY THAT OFFERS TRAINING.

I've been in the transportation industry for over 25 years if you have any questions please let me know. I am always here.

I am interested in training as an agent. Is this something you will consider?

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JPL in Pirae, French Polynesia

41 months ago

You can rent your broker license as an agent and make 50 per cent or you can own it and keep 100 per cent; you tell me what is better; google freight broker training and look for a class: there are some you can instantly download; then get your own license

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Tracie in Carrollton, Georgia

36 months ago

kelly in Tekonsha, Michigan said: I only have a few customers. Good customers. I only work a couple hours a day. I believe you can do this as a part time basis. It all depends on how much you want to make. Also depends on how much of a life you want! LOL We all know this line of biz is brutal & stressful! Whether you are a dispatcher, customer svc or a broker.I never wanted my career to consume my life. Do I LOVE brokering? No. Personally i'd rather be in real estate or an investor. Unfortunately, I have to do this for so many years to really do what I love!! So hey, you wanna work less hours? Lets merge! Lol it would be nice to work with someone that can cover your work if you go on a vacation!!

buyers remorse..... Sadly, ilm one of those people who tends to jump fast at times... It all depends on the situation. But you should definitely have a good gut feel about who you give your money to teach you!! My point only was..... Stop procrastinating to some people. Because some things I over do the research myself too! I was always giving myself excuses at not starting my biz up. Now I wish I did it 2-3 yrs faster!!!! I would be more well off at this point now!

Would you be serious about merging with someone? I need help with getting started and am not one for going on vacations and such. I do go, just not much, somewhat of a homebody to speak. I would be your girl to cover while you go on vacations and all. Please give me a shout if you are interested. flowergirl30241@yahoo.com

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Gary G2012 in Ada, Oklahoma

35 months ago

I have no comment at this time

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chadfreeze in Pensacola, Florida

34 months ago

Kelly in Oak Lawn, Illinois said: I did a seminar thru DOT AUTHORITY and I did a one on one class with a lady in GA... can't remember her class. She was good, BUT you can basically learn all this stuff online. I have 12 yrs experience in the trucking industry already. I started my own brokerage 5 months ago. and let me tell you, you NEED CONTACTS! You need your OWN direct customers to really make money!! I was lucky, right at the time I wanted to start my brokerage, I knew a dispatcher from another company who got laid off. He had 1 direct customer. You find guys like THAT... You do a percentage thing like a 75/25% split. Based on him doing his regular routine, getting the loads, doing the calls, etc.. You do the paperwork stuff. You OWN the biz (I put the $10k bond down) I'm telling you, you can do this while you work full time people. First 2 months werent great for income. 1st mo i made $1200.. 2nd I made $1800... by June I made $7400... That was a total of maybe what 1 hr a day for me on average.. (however last month was TERRIBLE!!!) Bottom line. it's really all scary at first because you feel you have NO CLUE. Especially if you are coming from the trucking end. Anyhow, I have had 1 direct customer myself, which is 100% profit on my own. finally as of this week, he's giving me loads on a regular basis.

Stop doing what I did and ask a million questions about the broker's classes! Just DO IT already!!!! Just remember right now the economy still stinks. Don't let anyone tell you differently! These huge guys like JB Hunt, Custom etc... are stealing customers from under all the guys out there for practically NOTHING! It will in time turn around.


The woman that you took the class from in Ga. (Was it shipperscarriers?) If it was, do you think it will be worth the $ to take her course to be an agent. On her site it states that they help with placement. Was wondering if you had any feedback on that? Thank you for your time.

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S&S Peterson in Elbow Lake, Minnesota

33 months ago

Marie Lindeen in Saint Cloud, Minnesota said: Hi Mark. My name is Marie Lindeen and my husband and I have our own Authority, and would like to start out brokering loads for ourselves. We currently use load boards to find everything we need but I would like to try finding loads for our trucks. What would be the best way to start out doing that? Any information would be great. Thank you so much. =)

Marie

Hi marie, I live in Elbow Lake and my husband drives truck for a living, He has been talking about myself becoming a broker and eventually getting his own truck and I would do his loads and maybe help others also but I HAVE NO IDEA WHERE TO START! If you need any help I would love to learn and help from my home right here in Elbow Lake, MN and I would be grateful for the information and the experience. Email me and let me know if there is anyway I could help out to get some Idea if this is what I really want to do forever. PLUS working from home and still being a mom would really make my life easier since my husband is an OTR trucker already. ANYONE WITH ANY INFO PLEASE EMAIL ME AND I WOULD LOVE TO LEARN HOW TO MAKE SOME MONEY SO MY HUSBAND IS HOME WITH US MORE! shawnsara1111@yahoo.com

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mrgall32@gmail.com in North Hollywood, California

33 months ago

Mark Agusta in Irving, Texas said: Hello Indeed Community,

I know there are many of you who have considered freight brokering as a career, and I am sure it can seem quite difficult getting started. While freight brokering is a pretty simple concept there are many things involved that if you work as an agent you'll never need to know. If you ask most brokers they'll tell you they don't hire people from freight broker schools or consider them as experience.

Here's a good example of things YOU DON'T NEED TO KNOW that training programs teach... If you work as an agent for OTR Logistics, Landstar, or any of the bigger firms you'll never need to know how to handle claims, billing, carrier management, or safety because that's all handle by corporate.

So the question remains why go to school to learn something you'll never need to know?

My opinion is those who can't broker teach brokering for a living. Almost every company uses a different software, and uses a totally different set of procedures that a school can't teach you. Most companies provide training with orientation.

If you can get down the basic concept of freight brokering, learn how to use the software, and have are good at sales you can become a GOOD broker agent.

DON'T SPEND HUNDREDS OR THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS ON A TRAINING PROGRAM! WORK FOR A COMPANY THAT OFFERS TRAINING.

I've been in the transportation industry for over 25 years if you have any questions please let me know. I am always here.

I have an interview with Landstar on 4/10 any advice.?
mrgall32@gmail.com

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Mark in Durham, North Carolina

29 months ago

If I work for a Freight Forwarder that has a Truck Broker License and we use brokers to move some of our Freight.Can I just get a Load Board Software and start using it or do I need something to become an Agent? We book loads with Asset Companies and know the business but lose some business due to margins we and brokers add on to cost.

Mark Agusta in Irving, Texas said: Hello Indeed Community ,

I know there are many of you who have considered freight brokering as a career, and I am sure it can seem quite difficult getting started. While freight brokering is a pretty simple concept there are many things involved that if you work as an agent you'll never need to know. If you ask most brokers they'll tell you they don't hire people from freight broker schools or consider them as experience.

Here's a good example of things YOU DON'T NEED TO KNOW that training programs teach... If you work as an agent for OTR Logistics , Landstar, or any of the bigger firms you'll never need to know how to handle claims , billing , carrier management, or safety because that's all handle by corporate.

So the question remains why go to school to learn something you'll never need to know?

My opinion is those who can't broker teach brokering for a living. Almost every company uses a different software, and uses a totally different set of procedures that a school can't teach you. Most companies provide training with orientation.

If you can get down the basic concept of freight brokering, learn how to use the software, and have are good at sales you can become a GOOD broker agent.

DON'T SPEND HUNDREDS OR THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS ON A TRAINING PROGRAM! WORK FOR A COMPANY THAT OFFERS TRAINING.

I've been in the transportation industry for over 25 years if you have any questions please let me know. I am always here.

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gladys centeno in Gardena, California

29 months ago

Mark Agusta in Irving, Texas said: Hello Indeed Community ,

I know there are many of you who have considered freight brokering as a career, and I am sure it can seem quite difficult getting started. While freight brokering is a pretty simple concept there are many things involved that if you work as an agent you'll never need to know. If you ask most brokers they'll tell you they don't hire people from freight broker schools or consider them as experience.

Here's a good example of things YOU DON'T NEED TO KNOW that training programs teach... If you work as an agent for OTR Logistics , Landstar, or any of the bigger firms you'll never need to know how to handle claims , billing , carrier management, or safety because that's all handle by corporate.

So the question remains why go to school to learn something you'll never need to know?

My opinion is those who can't broker teach brokering for a living. Almost every company uses a different software, and uses a totally different set of procedures that a school can't teach you. Most companies provide training with orientation.

If you can get down the basic concept of freight brokering, learn how to use the software, and have are good at sales you can become a GOOD broker agent.

DON'T SPEND HUNDREDS OR THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS ON A TRAINING PROGRAM! WORK FOR A COMPANY THAT OFFERS TRAINING.

I've been in the transportation industry for over 25 years if you have any questions please let me know. I am always here.[/QUO

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gladys centeno in Gardena, California

29 months ago

thank you very much for your advice, its seem you have a great knolege. and i would like to become a good broker agent but i have no idea who offer training program work. i live in los angeles, ca would you send me some advise how to find out which companys offer thank you.

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eprobe in Mount Pleasant, Utah

26 months ago

I worked in a truck stop for five years, drove a truck for a year but gave it up to work a local job. But the money is no good. I've considered getting into the freight brokering business, but you've really got to be at the right place at the right time to land a job. Anybody know a company that would hire an enthusiastic beginner to work from home?

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Drecobalt in Carnegie, Pennsylvania

25 months ago

I am looking to get into the industry and would like to know where can I get started on training and help with being an agent. I don't wan be a broker, however, if I must go that route then I would ask what is the difference between me taking classes online and/or just buying Entrepreneur's Start Up Kit for Freight Brokering if they teach the same information?

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Robert Jenkins in Chicago, Illinois

25 months ago

Mark Agusta in Irving, Texas said: Hello Indeed Community ,

I know there are many of you who have considered freight brokering as a career, and I am sure it can seem quite difficult getting started. While freight brokering is a pretty simple concept there are many things involved that if you work as an agent you'll never need to know. If you ask most brokers they'll tell you they don't hire people from freight broker schools or consider them as experience.

Here's a good example of things YOU DON'T NEED TO KNOW that training programs teach... If you work as an agent for OTR Logistics , Landstar, or any of the bigger firms you'll never need to know how to handle claims , billing , carrier management, or safety because that's all handle by corporate.

So the question remains why go to school to learn something you'll never need to know?

My opinion is those who can't broker teach brokering for a living. Almost every company uses a different software, and uses a totally different set of procedures that a school can't teach you. Most companies provide training with orientation.

If you can get down the basic concept of freight brokering, learn how to use the software, and have are good at sales you can become a GOOD broker agent.

DON'T SPEND HUNDREDS OR THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS ON A TRAINING PROGRAM! WORK FOR A COMPANY THAT OFFERS TRAINING.

I've been in the transportation industry for over 25 years if you have any questions please let me know. I am always here.


This is the kind of information I need. You probably just saved me a lot of money. Now I just have to find a company that will train me. I guess I'm correct in thinking that a home study course is also a waste of time and money...

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Evelyn Derousselle in Los Angeles, California

23 months ago

Mark Agusta in Irving, Texas said: Hello Indeed Community ,

I know there are many of you who have considered freight brokering as a career, and I am sure it can seem quite difficult getting started. While freight brokering is a pretty simple concept there are many things involved that if you work as an agent you'll never need to know. If you ask most brokers they'll tell you they don't hire people from freight broker schools or consider them as experience.

Here's a good example of things YOU DON'T NEED TO KNOW that training programs teach... If you work as an agent for OTR Logistics , Landstar, or any of the bigger firms you'll never need to know how to handle claims , billing , carrier management, or safety because that's all handle by corporate.

So the question remains why go to school to learn something you'll never need to know?

My opinion is those who can't broker teach brokering for a living. Almost every company uses a different software, and uses a totally different set of procedures that a school can't teach you. Most companies provide training with orientation.

If you can get down the basic concept of freight brokering, learn how to use the software, and have are good at sales you can become a GOOD broker agent.

DON'T SPEND HUNDREDS OR THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS ON A TRAINING PROGRAM! WORK FOR A COMPANY THAT OFFERS TRAINING.

I've been in the transportation industry for over 25 years if you have any questions please let me know. I am always h

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Shan in Lutz, Florida

23 months ago

[QUOTE who="Evelyn Derousselle in Los Angeles,
Im freight broker and need script for shippers?
Need a script to shippers. I am new to this business and just got started. I need to know what to say to shippers/vendors. do i just ask if they need a freight broker and i can get there shipments on time??? what would a experience freight broker say. Email me @ goddessfb@yahoo.com  
THANK YOU SO MUCH..

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The Freight Broker Trainer in Kewanee, Illinois

23 months ago

Typically I would agree with most of what is said but one point stuck on me "Those Who Cant Broker, Teach Brokering For A Living". Well first off you plagiarized the line from the movie and then you massacred it. I would say speak for yourself. I can move freight with ANYBODY and will definitely place in the top 1% of agents with (% Percentage Made On Loads) and (Highest Rips) made on loads. I would definitely say you are correct about 85% of the people that advertise there services as a freight broker trainer. That is why I developed our training in the first place. I am this type of person, when I see it needs done better then I do it!

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skleyes84 in Slidell, Louisiana

23 months ago

The Freight Broker Trainer in Kewanee, Illinois said: Typically I would agree with most of what is said but one point stuck on me "Those Who Cant Broker, Teach Brokering For A Living". Well first off you plagiarized the line from the movie and then you massacred it. I would say speak for yourself. I can move freight with ANYBODY and will definitely place in the top 1% of agents with (% Percentage Made On Loads) and (Highest Rips) made on loads. I would definitely say you are correct about 85% of the people that advertise there services as a freight broker trainer. That is why I developed our training in the first place. I am this type of person, when I see it needs done better then I do it!

any advice for someone who must work from home and looking to get into agent from home jobs?

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Maralio in Montreal, Quebec

23 months ago

karen ramirez in Brentwood, California said: I just stumbled on to this in looking to change my career, and its sounded very interesting. I am wondering , as a freight broker what would i be doing exactly on a daily basis? Im 53 years old and have been in the mental health field , and needing to know more about this career. thank you , Karen ramirez

I know there are many of you who have considered freight brokering as a career, and I am sure it can seem quite difficult getting started. While freight brokering is a pretty simple concept there are many things involved that if you work as an agent you'll never need to know. If you ask most brokers they'll tell you they don't hire people from freight broker schools or consider them as experience.

Here's a good example of things YOU DON'T NEED TO KNOW that training programs teach... If you work as an agent for OTR Logistics , Landstar, or any of the bigger firms you'll never need to know how to handle claims , billing , carrier management, or safety because that's all handle by corporate.

So the question remains why go to school to learn something you'll never need to know?

My opinion is those who can't broker teach brokering for a living. Almost every company uses a different software, and uses a totally different set of procedures that a school can't teach you. Most companies provide training with orientation.

If you can get down the basic concept of freight brokering, learn how to use the software, and have are good at sales you can become a GOOD broker agent.

DON'T SPEND HUNDREDS OR THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS ON A TRAINING PROGRAM! WORK FOR A COMPANY THAT OFFERS TRAINING.

I've been in the transportation industry for over 25 years if you have any questions please let me know. I am always here.

I am in Canada and I was going through different posts , you are all from US, can anyone help me I am new and I want to get into Freight business. Thank you

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daniel in Saint Paul, Minnesota

22 months ago

All I see is Question and no answers , can some please respond. How can you become freight broker ? If any one knows about Mn in specific it would be helpful. Thank you

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Nancy in Savona in Rochester, New York

22 months ago

Scott,

Please don't tell these guys to go open their own Brokerage like that idiot James Lamb. They have no idea what they are doing when they come out of his "school" except that he tells them to use a factoring company and for 600+ bucks he can get them all signed up to be a Broker. With the Bond going to 75K it makes no sense to start a Brand New Brokerage. No one is going to trust them. And they are under financed, most will not make it through a claim or a shipper not paying for 2 loads. They will not be able to pay the carrier.

I know your qualifications, please let them know the truth and not the lies perpetuated by others. They can make a great living under the umbrella of an established brokerage with good credit.

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Nancy in Savona in Rochester, New York

22 months ago

Scott,

That guy and I have several run in's. He is dangerous and irresponsible. He is fear mongering to save his own lively hood of getting these newbies signed up to be a broker and he just watches them fail. I wish he would go elsewhere instead of the this industry.

I am glad to see that you are telling them the truth. I try to do that also, but most of the time they don't believe me. They hear how easy it is, how much money there is to be made and that all they need to hear. Many many more people fail than make because they don't listen. Bad freight, bad shippers, bad locations and the list goes on.

I do know it is doable, I am doing it but it took 3 years to get where I am, I do not own my own brokerage, I think that would be financial suicide. I make a good living under my owners umbrella, he has the credit, the finances and knowledge to make me successful. But I had to learn somewhere and it was TOUGH!!!! I almost quit several times, still think what the heck did I do, several times a week.

But the end result is, I put in my dues, I worked my butt off and finally it is paying off. But I did not steal, rob or lie to my boss or owners.

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JCamp in Houston, Texas

20 months ago

So, am I right in assuming that what most experienced people are saying is that it is better to work under someone's brokerage license than to obtain your own? Is that right? And is that because those with no experience will more than likely be hired by a company who will train them? Or is it because someone obtaining their license and trying to gather their own clientel isn't as well known so, therefore, probably wouldn't succeed as quickly?

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cl1772 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

20 months ago

What companies hire candidates new to freight brokering and provide training?

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Mark Lacy in Madison Heights, Michigan

19 months ago

Mark Agusta in Irving, Texas said: Hello Indeed Community ,

I know there are many of you who have considered freight brokering as a career, and I am sure it can seem quite difficult getting started. While freight brokering is a pretty simple concept there are many things involved that if you work as an agent you'll never need to know. If you ask most brokers they'll tell you they don't hire people from freight broker schools or consider them as experience.

Here's a good example of things YOU DON'T NEED TO KNOW that training programs teach... If you work as an agent for OTR Logistics , Landstar, or any of the bigger firms you'll never need to know how to handle claims , billing , carrier management, or safety because that's all handle by corporate.

So the question remains why go to school to learn something you'll never need to know?

My opinion is those who can't broker teach brokering for a living. Almost every company uses a different software, and uses a totally different set of procedures that a school can't teach you. Most companies provide training with orientation.

If you can get down the basic concept of freight brokering, learn how to use the software, and have are good at sales you can become a GOOD broker agent.

DON'T SPEND HUNDREDS OR THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS ON A TRAINING PROGRAM! WORK FOR A COMPANY THAT OFFERS TRAINING.

I've been in the transportation industry for over 25 years if you have any questions please let me know. I am always here.

Whick companies are offering training?

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jchrisbridges in Los Angeles, California

19 months ago

Hi Karen....are you still in the business of Brokering? I am local to you and seriously interested in learning about the business. Maybe joining up with someone to learn from them.

Please let me know.

Chris

Jchris93003@yahoo.com

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melmel in Cordova, Tennessee

19 months ago

I'm looking to learn freight brokering becoming an agent. Is there someone in my area (Memphis, TN) willing to teach me as an agent? If you need someone to take phone calls, look up freight on the load boards or whatever is needed to take the load of you while teaching me the freight business, please contact me. I'm a fast learner who is willing to learn.

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mia31 in New York, New York

19 months ago

I'm looking to learn freight brokering becoming an agent. Is there someone in my area (Morris county, NJ) willing to teach me as an agent? Please contact me. I'm a fast learner who is willing to learn.

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