In-Depth Freight Broker Training Course

In-Classroom Freight Broker Course Taught in the Atlanta, GA area and the Dallas, TX area

Course Overview

Work from home as a freight broker or freight agent

Freight Movers School's freight broker school is pleased to offer a comprehensive, four day freight broker training course.

Learn everything you need to know in order to start your own freight brokerage with our intensive and in-depth course.  Whether you're new to the transportation industry or already a licensed freight broker, our In-Depth Freight Broker Training course can help you.

Everything You Need to Learn How to Become a Freight Broker

We will teach you how to set up your business and become a licensed freight broker.  Our course will cover the successful freight broker process, from start to finish - finding shippers, prospecting shippers, calculating rates, contracting, qualifying carriers, dispatching, and more. Upon graduation, if you prefer, placement is available with a licensed freight brokerage as an agent.  Take a look at some of the benefits of our In-Depth Freight Broker Training course:

  • Over 28 Clock Hours of Live Lecture, Discussion, & Exercises
  • Hands-On Training
  • Access to our Online "Basics" Freight Broker Course
  • Guaranteed Agent Placement
  • Unlimited Phone & Email Support for Graduates

Other freight broker schools simply turn out graduates with no resources and no job, but we want all of our students to be successful. Read more about our school and freight broker courses and fill out an application for information today!

Our In-Depth Freight Broker Training course provides hands on training and prepares you to work as a freight broker or agent.

Topics Overview

  • How to set up your brokerage
  • Broker/Agent role
  • Working from home as an Agent for a Broker or Carrier
  • Perspectives of moving freight
  • Drivers view of cargo movement
  • Brokers view of working with Shippers & Carriers
  • Phone skills
  • Basic sales skills
  • Market your Services
  • Calculate rates
  • Negotiate rates with Shippers and Carriers
  • Book freight - how to find it - how to move it
  • Find out what parts of the country are "freight-hot" and where it is not
  • How to properly fill out load sheets
  • Post loads
  • Find trucks
  • Dispatch
  • Load-matching and Internet Tools & Load Boards: How to use these effectively
  • Numerous ways to find freight
  • Finance your Accounts Receivable for cash flow
  • Free or discounted software and valuable services to get you started & keep you moving forward
  • Employment options/Assistance
  • Handle claims
  • Daily accounting: billing/payables/receivables/ledger
  • Collections procedures
  • Keep your brokerage solvent
  • Develop credibility with honesty, integrity, and service (did I mention service!)
  • And of course, set up and manage your office
  • As part of this course-work, you will leave here with tools and a business plan
  • Much more!
Increase your skill with our freight broker training

Our Course Schedule for 2016: In-Depth Freight Broker Training Course and Focus On Sales Course

Dallas, TXDallas SalesAtlanta, GAAtlanta Sales
May 2 - 5May 6
June 6 - 9June 10
July 11 - 14July 15
August 8 - 11August 12
September 12 - 15September 16
October 3 - 6October 7
November 14 - 17November 18
December 5 - 8December 9

Tuition and Fees

Total Tuition & Fees Cost: $3,000.00 Per Person

**Currently Priced at Special Rate:  $2,250.00 Per Person**

Plus, if you ALSO take our Focus On Sales In-Classroom course (normally priced at an additional $250 per person) in combination with our In-Depth Freight Broker course, we offer In-Classroom Combination Course Discounts to the following:

 

Available In-Classroom Combination Course DiscountsDiscount AmountTotal In-Classroom Combo Course Tuition After Discount
OOIDA$150$2,350
Military$200$2,300
Multiples$500$2,000

*Discounts must be claimed at the time of registration. Only one type of discount may be used. Proof of membership/service must be provided to the school within 48 hours of registration, otherwise course discount will be removed. OOIDA members must provide their valid membership card. Military discount applies to all U.S. active duty/guard/reserve military members, retired military members, and honorably discharged military veterans. Proof of service must be provided with either valid military ID or a DD214. Dependents are not eligible for this discount. The “multiples” discount applies to two or more students who will be attending the same course together.

In-Classroom Combination Course: In-Depth Freight Broker Training Plus Focus On Sales Course

Our In-Classroom Combination Course, which consists of the In-Depth Freight Broker Training Plus our Focus On Sales, is our absolute BEST VALUE.  With the knowledge value of the combination course curriculum and the available discounts listed above, this combination class truly has it all Plus Bonuses!

Learn faster with our hands-on freight broker training class
  • Over 32 Clock Hours of Live Lecture, Discussion, & Exercises
  • Hands-On Training
  • Access to our Online Combination Course
  • Guaranteed Agent Placement
  • Unlimited Phone & Email Support for Graduates
  • FREE GRADUATE BONUS - Our Downloadable Guides Combo Package ($95 Value)
  • FREE GRADUATE BONUS - Our Downloadable Freight Broker Forms & Contracts in Edit Format ($25 Value)

 

To compare all our courses with each other, take a look at our Course Prices page. 

In-Classroom Combination Course Curriculum

  • Orientation
  • Overview of the brokerage as a business.
  • Developing and Instilling
    • Honesty
    • Integrity
    • Service
    • Negotiating
    • Information
  • The broker/freight agent similarity to the Real Estate broker/agent and Insurance broker/agent
    • The need to be Detail Oriented
    • The pressures on a broker and agent
  • Overview of the Workbook/Textbook and Legal Terminology and Scenarios
    • A Brief History of the Brokerage
    • “Why become a Broker/Agent”
    • Working from Home
    • Overview of the terminology used in Business
  • How to Become a “Licensed” Freight Broker
    • Obtaining Your Authority
    • The $10,000 Bond or Trust Fund
    • Getting a BOC-3 (Process Agent)
  • The basics
    • The Equipment
    • The Shipper
    • The Consignee
    • The Carrier
    • The Freight
    • Dispatching
    • Payables & Receivables
  • Getting Started
    • Methods to Prospect for Shippers
    • Qualifying the Shipper
    • Developing Rates
    • Terms and Conditions
    • The Load Set Up Sheet
    • Building the Shipper packet
    • Building the Carrier Packet
  •  Shippers
    • Marketing (10 sources for finding Shippers)
    • Contacting the Shipper
    • Prospecting
    • Using the Telephone
    • Handling the “Gate Keepers” and Voice Mail
    • Build Phone Dialogue Sheets
    • The Shipper Packet
    • Your Company Profile
    • Developing the Shipper Letter
    • Developing the Shipper Profile
    • Qualifying the Shipper
    • Develop the Rate with the Shipper
    • Shipper/Broker Contract
    • Development of a Shipper Database
  •  Carriers
    • The Carrier Packet
    • Finding trucks
    • Developing the Carrier Profile
    • Qualifying the Truck
    • Develop the rate with the carrier
    • Carrier/Broker Contract
    • What is a Contract between You and the Carrier?
    • Develop a Carrier Database
  • Dispatching
  • The Fine Art of Negotiation
  • Hands On Computer Instruction
    • Role Playing
    • Truck/Freight Density Stats
    • Locating Shippers
    • Qualifying Shippers
    • Developing Rates
    • Posting Loads
    • Finding Trucks
    • Using the Thomas Register
    • Using the Thomas Regional Directory
    • Qualifying Carriers
    • Mileage Calculations
    • Working the Internet Sources
      • Get Loaded
      • Truckloadrate.com
      • Thomasnet
      • Reference USA
      • Safer System
      • FMCSA
    • Training Exercises
  • Structuring your Success
    • Working Smart NOT hard
    • Factoring your Invoices
    • Getting Motivated and Staying Positive
  • Helpful Government Websites
  • Beginning your Business
    • Your Company Name
    • Banking vs. Factoring
    • Your Home Office & The IRS
    • Office Equipment
    • Printing
    • Business Structures
    • Software
  •  Miscellaneous
    • L.T.L. Freight
    • Rail/Container Freight
    • Air Freight
    • Ocean Freight
  • Review of material
  • Open forum
  • Freight Broker Final Exam
  • Focus On Sales - Included in Combination Course ONLY
    • Salesperson vs Helper
    • Sales Process – Steps 1 – 12
    • 60 Second Hook
    • First Contact
    • WIIFM
    • Interest
    • Listen & Learn
    • Qualify
    • What’s Next
    • Time
    • PROSPECT
    • Reluctance
    • Go to the Phone
    • Not To Do
    • Cold Calls, 800 Pound
    • Credibility, Capability
    • Questions, Objections
    • Closes, Road Map
    • Truths
    • Customer Service
    • Wrap Up