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Things you must know before enrolling into Freight Broker Training.

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 youll never need to know. If you ask most brokers theyll tell you they dont hire people from freight broker schools or consider them as experience.

Heres a good example of things YOU DONT NEED TO KNOW that training programs teach… If you work as an agent for OTRLogistics, Landstar, or any of the bigger firms youll never need to know how to handleclaimsbilling, carrier management, or safety because thats all handle by corporate.

So the question remains why go to school to learn something youll never need to know?

My opinion is those who cant broker teach brokering for a living. Almost every company uses a different software, and uses a totally different set of procedures that a school cant 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.

DONT SPEND HUNDREDS OR THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS ON A TRAINING PROGRAM! WORK FOR A COMPANY THAT OFFERS TRAINING.

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

How are you? I have some questions for you. Please email me back at

Mark Agusta in Irving, Texas said:Hello IndeedCommunity,

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 youll never need to know. If you ask most brokers theyll tell you they dont hire people from freight broker schools or consider them as experience.

Heres a good example of things YOU DONT NEED TO KNOW that training programs teach… If you work as an agent for OTRLogistics, Landstar, or any of the bigger firms youll never need to know how to handleclaimsbilling, carrier management, or safety because thats all handle by corporate.

So the question remains why go to school to learn something youll never need to know?

My opinion is those who cant broker teach brokering for a living. Almost every company uses a different software, and uses a totally different set of procedures that a school cant 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.

DONT SPEND HUNDREDS OR THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS ON A TRAINING PROGRAM! WORK FOR A COMPANY THAT OFFERS TRAINING.

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

Hello Mark….My name is Antonio and i,m located in Denver(co)For past 12y i have been(forComcast(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

Does any one has any information on Aetna freight lines.

Mark Agusta in Irving, Texas said:Hello IndeedCommunity,

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 youll never need to know. If you ask most brokers theyll tell you they dont hire people from freight broker schools or consider them as experience.

Heres a good example of things YOU DONT NEED TO KNOW that training programs teach… If you work as an agent for OTRLogistics, Landstar, or any of the bigger firms youll never need to know how to handleclaimsbilling, carrier management, or safety because thats all handle by corporate.

So the question remains why go to school to learn something youll never need to know?

My opinion is those who cant broker teach brokering for a living. Almost every company uses a different software, and uses a totally different set of procedures that a school cant 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.

DONT SPEND HUNDREDS OR THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS ON A TRAINING PROGRAM! WORK FOR A COMPANY THAT OFFERS TRAINING.

Ive 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

Mark Agusta in Irving, Texas said:Hello IndeedCommunity, 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 youll never need to know. If you ask mostbrokers theyll tell you they dont hire people from freight brokersc hools or consider them as experience. Heres a good example of things YOU DONT NEED TO KNOW that training programs teach… If you work as an agent for OTRLogistics, Landstar, or any of the bigger firms youll never need to know how to handleclaimsbilling, carrier management, or safety because thats all handle by corporate. So the question remains why go tosc hool to learn something youll never need to know? My opinion is those who cant broker teach brokering for a living. Almost every company uses a different software, and uses a totally different set of procedures that asc hool cant 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. DONT SPEND HUNDREDS OR THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS ON A TRAINING PROGRAM! WORK FOR A COMPANY THAT OFFERS TRAINING. Ive 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?

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

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

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(forComcast(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 did you become a broker yet? If you did how did you do it?

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. Lets be realistic…why would they provide good information and creat competition for themselves!!!

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.

Mark Agusta in Irving, Texas said:Hello IndeedCommunity,

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 youll never need to know. If you ask most brokers theyll tell you they dont hire people from freight broker schools or consider them as experience.

Heres a good example of things YOU DONT NEED TO KNOW that training programs teach… If you work as an agent for OTRLogistics, Landstar, or any of the bigger firms youll never need to know how to handleclaimsbilling, carrier management, or safety because thats all handle by corporate.

So the question remains why go to school to learn something youll never need to know?

My opinion is those who cant broker teach brokering for a living. Almost every company uses a different software, and uses a totally different set of procedures that a school cant 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.

DONT SPEND HUNDREDS OR THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS ON A TRAINING PROGRAM! WORK FOR A COMPANY THAT OFFERS TRAINING.

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

Your comment was very inspiring to me. Thank you for posting. I have a question- I have been trying to getinto thebusinessfor 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 truckdriver(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 dont 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.

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!

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 elses broker license as an agent and earning 50%-60%… versus BEING the broker yourself, owning your own license, and earning 100%.

I would be interested in the refresher course.

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. Lets be realistic…why would they provide good information and creat competition for themselves!!!

I absolutely agree!I recently graduated with a Bachelors inand Im 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!

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 keptbusinessopportunity 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.

I have worked in the brokering field before and am looking to get back into it. I dont have an existing book ofbusinessanymore and i would like to go back to work for someone to help me prepare. Any help would be great. Thanks

Mark Agusta in Irving, Texas said:Hello IndeedCommunity,

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 youll never need to know. If you ask most brokers theyll tell you they dont hire people from freight broker schools or consider them as experience.

Heres a good example of things YOU DONT NEED TO KNOW that training programs teach… If you work as an agent for OTRLogistics, Landstar, or any of the bigger firms youll never need to know how to handleclaimsbilling, carrier management, or safety because thats all handle by corporate.

So the question remains why go to school to learn something youll never need to know?

My opinion is those who cant broker teach brokering for a living. Almost every company uses a different software, and uses a totally different set of procedures that a school cant 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.

DONT SPEND HUNDREDS OR THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS ON A TRAINING PROGRAM! WORK FOR A COMPANY THAT OFFERS TRAINING.

Ive 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?

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;googlefreight broker training and look for a class: there are some you can instantly download; then get your own license

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 adispatchercustomersvc or a broker.I never wanted my career to consume my life. Do I LOVE brokering? No. Personally id 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.

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… cant 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 adispatcherfrom another company who got laid off. He had 1 directcustomer. 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) Im telling you, you can do this while you workfull timepeople. 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 1hra day for me on average.. (however last month was TERRIBLE!!!) Bottom line. its 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, hes giving me loads on a regular basis.

Stop doing what I did and ask a million questions about the brokers classes! Just DO IT already!!!! Just remember right now the economy still stinks. Dont 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.

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. =)

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!

mrgall32@*****.***in North Hollywood, California

Mark Agusta in Irving, Texas said:Hello IndeedCommunity,

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 youll never need to know. If you ask most brokers theyll tell you they dont hire people from freight broker schools or consider them as experience.

Heres a good example of things YOU DONT NEED TO KNOW that training programs teach… If you work as an agent for OTRLogistics, Landstar, or any of the bigger firms youll never need to know how to handleclaimsbilling, carrier management, or safety because thats all handle by corporate.

So the question remains why go to school to learn something youll never need to know?

My opinion is those who cant broker teach brokering for a living. Almost every company uses a different software, and uses a totally different set of procedures that a school cant 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.

DONT SPEND HUNDREDS OR THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS ON A TRAINING PROGRAM! WORK FOR A COMPANY THAT OFFERS TRAINING.

Ive 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.?

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 thebusinessbut lose some business due to margins we and brokers add on to cost.

Mark Agusta in Irving, Texas said:Hello IndeedCommunity,

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 youll never need to know. If you ask most brokers theyll tell you they dont hire people from freight broker schools or consider them as experience.

Heres a good example of things YOU DONT NEED TO KNOW that training programs teach… If you work as an agent for OTRLogistics, Landstar, or any of the bigger firms youll never need to know how to handleclaimsbilling, carrier management, or safety because thats all handle by corporate.

So the question remains why go to school to learn something youll never need to know?

My opinion is those who cant broker teach brokering for a living. Almost every company uses a different software, and uses a totally different set of procedures that a school cant 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.

DONT SPEND HUNDREDS OR THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS ON A TRAINING PROGRAM! WORK FOR A COMPANY THAT OFFERS TRAINING.

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

Mark Agusta in Irving, Texas said:Hello IndeedCommunity,

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 youll never need to know. If you ask most brokers theyll tell you they dont hire people from freight broker schools or consider them as experience.

Heres a good example of things YOU DONT NEED TO KNOW that training programs teach… If you work as an agent for OTRLogistics, Landstar, or any of the bigger firms youll never need to know how to handleclaimsbilling, carrier management, or safety because thats all handle by corporate.

So the question remains why go to school to learn something youll never need to know?

My opinion is those who cant broker teach brokering for a living. Almost every company uses a different software, and uses a totally different set of procedures that a school cant 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.

DONT SPEND HUNDREDS OR THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS ON A TRAINING PROGRAM! WORK FOR A COMPANY THAT OFFERS TRAINING.

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

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.

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. Ive considered getting into the freight brokeringbusiness, but youve 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?

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 dont 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 Entrepreneurs Start Up Kit for Freight Brokering if they teach the same information?

Mark Agusta in Irving, Texas said:Hello IndeedCommunity,

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 youll never need to know. If you ask most brokers theyll tell you they dont hire people from freight broker schools or consider them as experience.

Heres a good example of things YOU DONT NEED TO KNOW that training programs teach… If you work as an agent for OTRLogistics, Landstar, or any of the bigger firms youll never need to know how to handleclaimsbilling, carrier management, or safety because thats all handle by corporate.

So the question remains why go to school to learn something youll never need to know?

My opinion is those who cant broker teach brokering for a living. Almost every company uses a different software, and uses a totally different set of procedures that a school cant 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.

DONT SPEND HUNDREDS OR THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS ON A TRAINING PROGRAM! WORK FOR A COMPANY THAT OFFERS TRAINING.

Ive 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 Im correct in thinking that a home study course is also a waste of time and money…

Mark Agusta in Irving, Texas said:Hello IndeedCommunity,

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 youll never need to know. If you ask most brokers theyll tell you they dont hire people from freight broker schools or consider them as experience.

Heres a good example of things YOU DONT NEED TO KNOW that training programs teach… If you work as an agent for OTRLogistics, Landstar, or any of the bigger firms youll never need to know how to handleclaimsbilling, carrier management, or safety because thats all handle by corporate.

So the question remains why go to school to learn something youll never need to know?

My opinion is those who cant broker teach brokering for a living. Almost every company uses a different software, and uses a totally different set of procedures that a school cant 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.

DONT SPEND HUNDREDS OR THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS ON A TRAINING PROGRAM! WORK FOR A COMPANY THAT OFFERS TRAINING.

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

[QUOTE who=Evelyn Derousselle in Los Angeles,

Im freight broker and need script for shippers?

Need a script to shippers. I am new to thisbusinessand 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 @

The Freight Broker Trainerin Kewanee, Illinois

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 fir