Tuesday, September 5, 2017

The Best Opportunities for our Graduates

Here at Brooke, we strive to provide you with the absolute best training possible and provide a firm foundation in which to start your new career.

We get this question often: “After this 40 hours of training, will I become successful?” The answer lies in what you do after graduation. The formula for succeeding in this business is having the right education, the right attitude, the right work ethic, and also the right continued support.

We are always available to help you and answer any questions you have after completing our training, but what we really want, is to help you find a quality opportunity so you can have the continued support you need in the early days of your career. On the last day of training, all Brooke graduates have the opportunity to meet and discuss agent positions with freight brokerage recruiters and industry professionals.

Today, we’d like to introduce you to one of our valued brokers who recruits agents directly through our school: Leisa Morgan, CEO of Prosper Logistics.

A Great Next Step for our Graduates

Prosper Logistics is an ethical brokerage that shares the same values as we do. Just like us, Leisa Morgan is striving to improve the industry as a whole and that’s why Prosper Logistics is one of the brokerages we bring in and introduce to our students.

Prior experience isn’t required- many of our students have signed as agents right out of training. You pick your own hours, work from your home, and get the right technology you need to get started. Most importantly, they offer a substantial year-long program for our graduates so you can get the quality support that you need after class.

“We are offering an opportunity to take the fantastic base level knowledge they get in your training and helping them apply it in real time.” - Leisa Morgan

Recruiting Agents from Brooke Transportation Training

Leisa prefers recruiting from Brooke because she says our students come out of training eager to learn, and ready work, with realistic expectations. She said they have the best attitudes and they truly want to succeed.

Leisa Morgan has the heart to help other entrepreneurs succeed, and she also has the right processes combined with the right programs to help you get started. We are thrilled to see our graduates get to work! Thank you, Leisa and Prosper Logistics, for caring about these individuals like we do.

If you’re interested in starting a career as a freight broker/agent, we’d love to be a part of your journey to success! Give us a call at 214-206-1169 or visit our website brooketraining.com

Moving Forward,

Jeff Roach

Thursday, August 31, 2017

A Wealth of Knowledge

Our expert instructor, Susie Moore, held an incredible class for our students this month. Our graduates commended Susie for her wealth of knowledge that she presented, in a comfortable learning environment with hands-on training. We are pleased to hear that our graduates were more than satisfied with their investment. Congrats to you all for taking this big step to further your careers! Read their full testimonials below. 

“Brooke Transportation Training Solutions LLC expanded my knowledge in the freight broker industry to newfound depths. I highly recommend this training course to anyone thinking on delving into the transportation world. Whether you are considering to be a broker, an agent, or to simply refine your skills, Brooke Transportation Training Solutions LLC is the class for you.” Philip Canale

“I learned a lot in this class Susie brought a lot of knowledge and skills explained it in a way that everyone could understand. This class was well worth the money.” - LaQuisha Tinsley

“This class was the first stepping stone for me to cross over into the freight broker world. The instructor was very knowledgeable and I’ve learned a lot from them. I recommend this class to anyone who wants to work alone.” - Bobby Minor

“This class gave me a wealth of knowledge in changing industries from telecommunication field and giving freedom to live a quality life. Thanks, Susie.” - Debra A. Ross

“This class was extremely informative and absolutely essential for entry into the freight brokerage business or freight agency business. Susie was a fantastic teacher injecting lots of personal knowledge and experiences that are not in the material. I would highly recommend this course to anyone interested in learning more about the transportation business or getting introduced to it.” - Phil Canale 

“Great class. Really helpful if being a broker is what you want to do. I like the way she give you her number just in case there (are) any problems after class. Give her a call - she (will) talk you through everything. And the best training is hands-on training.” - Nija Tinsley 

“Attending the freight broker class was a great investment. The information and practical examples provided throughout the week was very helpful with understanding the industry. I really enjoyed the class taught by Susie Moore.” - Sakinah Shaw

“We have been in the trucking business owner-operators for 16 years. I am so blessed to be able to get this chance to attend Brooke Transportation Training. I have learned so much and Mrs. Susie is the best, family. Brooke Training is awesome. My class was awesome too and we all enjoyed meeting each other. So no matter how many years you have been in the trucking business, you should go to Brooke’s Training and you will be blessed with everything to start your broker business or be an agent.” - Shante Burgess 

“This is one of the most informative classes that I’ve taken. Susie takes her time making sure than you have a full understanding of the course material. I would definitely recommend this course to anyone looking to enter into this field.” - Darrell Jackson

“Susie Moore is a cool instructor. she has a winning personality and continually had a great big smile. Amazing how far a smile will go when trying to learn something as complicated as becoming a freight agent or broker in such a competitive business. Susie, along with a fun personality, has a comfortable sense of teaching. She made this experience fun and I tried to make her laugh while teaching. Any question asked, Susie, with her wealth of knowledge, had no need to stop and research or say I will get back to you. She knew the answers without hesitation. I have nothing but good things to say about the knowledge I gained in five days. Worth every penny.” - Jim M. 

Have you ever considered starting a career as a freight broker? Join us at one of our upcoming live classes or take our online course from the comfort of your home. Feel free to give me a call if you have any questions or would like to discuss your goals. 214-206-1169

Moving forward,

Jeff Roach

Friday, August 18, 2017

The Truth about the Freight Broker License

Today, I would like to discuss one of our most frequently asked questions: “How do I get my Freight Broker License?”

The “Freight Broker License” causes a lot of confusion for those looking to enter this industry. And there is a lot of misleading information circling around about it, so let’s discuss what it is when you need it, and how to obtain it.

What is a Freight Broker License?

A freight brokers license is actually called a broker’s authority. It is issued by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), which is a government agency/division of the Department of Transportation (DOT).

When do you need a Broker’s Authority?

If you are working as a freight broker agent, under an existing broker, you do not need an authority, because you’d be operating under the umbrella of their broker’s authority.

If you have your own trucking company and want to fill your own loads, again, you do not need an authority. You will only need one if you are arranging transportation for profit using a third party carrier.

If you are opening your own brokerage, you do need an authority. Keep in mind, if you are taking this route, you will also need a $75,000 Surety Bond, which you can obtain from a bank or bonding company. The cost-per-year will vary depending on your personal credit. You will also need a Processing Agent and a Unified Carrier Registration (UCR). You can obtain both for under a few hundred dollars. Remember, you must have all of these in order to open your own brokerage.

How do you Obtain a Broker’s Authority?

This is one of the common misconceptions. There is no training program, class, or test you need to take in order to get your broker’s authority. If someone tells you otherwise, turn the other way because they are misleading you. All you need to do is pay a $300 fee to the FMCSA and fill out the OP-1 form and file for your authority to operate as a broker. It’s that simple - anyone can obtain it.

What we do, here at Brooke, is teach you how the business works and how to actually make a profit with that license if you’re opening your own brokerage. We can also teach you how to become a successful agent. Whatever your goals, we will do our best to help you achieve them.

Questions? Give us a call 214-206-1169 or visit our website brooketraining.com

Moving forward,

Jeff Roach

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

New Freight Brokers and Agents on the Horizon

We had some awesome students last month in our freight broker training class. It's such an honor to train these individuals and help them take the next step in their careers as freight brokers and agents. Our expert instructors, Brad Lingo, Tish Cozine, and Drake Sliver, did an incredible job equipping them with the knowledge, skills, and tools needed to embark on their next chapter. Thank you, guys! And congrats to all our students for completing the course! Read their full testimonials here:

"First off, I would like to thank all the staff of Brooke Transportation Training Solutions. My experience here at Brooke was a very good experience. I liked the small class experience and the important points of being a freight broker. I also would like to thank Mr. Roach, for taking the time to personally speak to me and really showing his students that he has been in our shoes. I will gladly keep in touch and shoot for the moon." - Oscar E. Ferman

"I want to (give) feedback on the Freight Broker/Agent course given at Brooke Transportation Training Solutions LLC that I attended this week. It has changed both my work and personal life in such a positive way already. I have been able to employ the skills and tips I learned, with great results almost immediately. The training staff was very knowledgeable and were able to tailor the whole day to our individual needs as there were only four of us attending on this week. The experience with BTTS from start to finish was faultless. I enjoyed the practical elements the best... it helped a lot in terms of battling nervousness and addressing certain character traits. I liked the fact that it was practical and examples I could relate to were used. It was also full of exercises... everything I wanted covered in details was actually covered. Facilitation was outstanding, including a guest speaker during a meet and greet luncheon. Time flew by! I have recommended the course to some of my colleagues." - CaPaul L. James, SFC. U.S. Army-Retired

"This course is a great opportunity for people who want to get familiar with the industry. Knowledgeable people are open to share their knowledge and giving advice. The course has fulfilled me with confidence to advance my career in this area. Thank you." - Paul A.

“I am very happy with the course and the information covered in the textbook. I learned so much and it makes me so excited to start my own brokerage. Honestly, the only problem that I have is that I didn’t take this course a year ago.” - Max Khourich

“Drake Sliver was my instructor for the basic course. He’s very knowledgeable, kind, patient, and he makes sure to explain everything with much detail. I have learned a lot during this week’s class and highly recommend this company. Thank you.” - Kiyon Carlock

“I’m a transportation manager for a produce company and I took this class to start a brokerage company for our own use and try to gain extra clients to make a profit but also to better our service. I think this class has helped me a lot - understanding most of the scenarios we will encounter while doing this job. I really recommend taking this course before becoming a broker or agent it will open up your mind.” - Robert Miranda

“This course was very informative and Brad took the time to explain the things we didn’t understand and gave clear examples. I wish we had more than 5 days as this course has so much to process. But knowing that I have the continuing support of Brad, Tish, and Brooke Training after the course is complete, gives me comfort in my ability to succeed. I would recommend this course to anyone interested in freight brokering.” - George Augustine

“Mr. Drake Sliver was a great teacher! I’ve learned a lot from him due to the fact that I came in with no knowledge of being a broker/agent! Thank you so much!” - CaNeshia Quinnie

“Drake Sliver, shares a positive experience of freight broker training and taught us beyond measures. I really enjoyed the basic course and now I am ready to start.” - Jerome Harris Jr.

“Drake Sliver is the greatest teacher that I’ve seen. He’s very explainable and has a lot of tools to help with new and existing truckers, brokers, or agents. Thank you.” - Gabriel N.

“All and all great course for a beginner. It allows you to choose a path in what you really want to do. Becoming a broker and agent, it was a good learning experience. A lot of information, a lot of examples, and a lot of well-explained situations. Brad is great - really good and knows and shares a lot because he knows his business and the in’s and out’s.” - Jose Ukrea

Have you ever considered starting a career as a freight broker? Join us at one of our upcoming live classes or take our online course from the comfort of your home. Feel free to call me today if you have any questions or would like to discuss your future (214) 206-1169

Moving Forward,

Jeff Roach

Monday, July 3, 2017

This is why we do it!

I'd like to share an email that one of our expert instructors, Brad Lingo, received recently.

Dear Brad :

I took a Freight Broker agent training on February of this year in Ontario, Ca.

I'm pleased to inform you that I've been able to become part of a company as a Freight Broker Agent, and now I already have my office set up at home. Thru this process, I remembered every advise you gave us during the training, and I just followed those recommendations. One in particular that I remembered is: "That in one day I might received 100 no's, but I just need one to say yes!"

Thank you very much,


Mauricio A. Panchame

This is why we do what we do. Thank you, Brad for always giving our students your 100%. You are truly changing lives. And way-to-go, Mauricio, for establishing this position and going strong in your successful career! God bless.

Moving Forward,

Jeff Roach



Looking Forward to the Future

God blessed us with the opportunity to work with an exceptional group of individuals last week in our Dallas, Texas class. As several of them pointed out in their testimonials, this group truly became a family. It is so rewarding to hear that through our training, these individuals are looking forward to their future careers and have a newfound confidence to reach their goals. Read their testimonials below:

“I love love absolutely love Mr. Drake! He has been so amazing, inspiring, and such a knowledgeable person. I really enjoyed taking this class and it saddens me to think I may never see anyone I spend the last week with again. Looking forward to a Brooke Training reunion in the future. Thank you!” - Monica Y. Jaramillo 

“Class was exceptional and very informative. Drake is an exceptional teacher and I enjoyed every one. Brooke has given me the confidence to obtain my goal as a broker. Because of this class, I am looking forward to my future. Thank you, Mr. Roach, for being a visionary.” - Kenneth Prox

“This was a very informative week. Brooke Training places students in the presence of experts in this field. They are all very willing to share their useful information and skill. I feel like I made new family members.” - Gary Jessie 

“Thanks so much for introducing this chapter of my life on learning about the trucking industry and getting a lot of information on (being) an agent and brokering. This will be the beginning of my forever. Thanks, Tish, Drake, Vinny, and Jeff and Jan.” - Lisa Stodghill 

“The Brooke Transportation Training class far exceeded any expectation I had, and I am no easy critic. From the instructors to the training material and site, it was all top-notch and well worth every penny for the course. I would 100% recommend this school to anyone looking into a career in the logistics field.” - Anna Irby 

“I really enjoyed this B. T. Training. Drake was an awesome instructor. Very patient and thorough.” - Yvonne Thomas

“Very good class! Enjoyed everything about (it). Instructors were very knowledgeable - especially Mr. Sliver. I would definitely recommend the class to anyone that wants to get into the business.” - Kirkland West

“This class is tailored to fit everyone from any comfort level at trucking. Ranging from no background experience to truck company owners. All of the presenters were very knowledgeable in their background and offered real advice that we, as new brokers/agents, will encounter once out on our own. Drake, Tish, Vinny, Jeff, and all the family were very nice and friendly. I highly recommend anyone wanting information about broker training to consider Brooke Training.” - Nemo Rodriguez

“Really enjoyed this class. Would absolutely do it all over again. From being on the trucking side, to learning everything, to the brokering, this class gave me lots of info. Enjoyed having Drake teaching us, as well as Tish and Vinny. Awesome class. (It) will give you the skills you need to be an agent or broker. I appreciate everyone at Brooke Transportation.Thank you, Jeff and all his staff for having us!!” - Jesus Rodriguez

“Great knowledge. Really points you in the right direction and renders the tools for you to succeed.” Christopher Stodghill Sr. 

“I really enjoyed this training. It was very informative. Thanks for being patient with us. The instructors were very good. I am leaving with a lot more knowledge.” - Krystle Rallins

“It was a unique experience! I am surprised by all the information that the instructor was able to cover. Thank you very much! Excellent material and excellent instructors!” - Susana Uranga

“I enjoyed the class from the beginning to end. I look forward to taking what I know to the next level. Thank you.” - Cowana Fleming

“Loved all the love shown from speakers, owners, etc. Most of all, we became a family in only 5 days. Atmosphere was peaceful and pleasant.” - Sharika Fleming

“I am so glad to take this class and so thankful with God to know all the amazing people that I met.” - Alfredo Uranga

“This class was awesome, in a safe, friendly, and family atmosphere. Teaches everything about the transportation industry. Very informative. There’s not a question that goes unanswered. Thanks, Jeff and Thanks Drake. Thank you to everyone over at Brooke Transportation.” - Foyice Clark III

Have you ever considered starting a career as a freight broker? Join us at one of our upcoming live classes or take our online course from the comfort of your home. Feel free to call me today if you have any questions or would like to discuss your future (214) 206-1169

Moving Forward,

Jeff Roach



Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Let's Talk about Uber Freight

What is Uber Freight? Essentially, it’s an online platform to connect drivers with cargo. They’ve been on everyone’s radar ever since they shared their mission to cut out the middle man by directly connecting shippers with carriers, and providing real-time pricing. 

So, should freight brokers be worried? The simple answer: No. Uber isn’t the first to attempt this model. Others have tried introducing similar models with minimal disruption to the traditional industry.

But hasn’t Uber proved their ability to be super successful? Yes - Uber has been a huge success because they created their own market in ride sharing. However, they did not create this market, in the much more complex freight world, and all the major players have already developed apps that do essentially the exact same thing that Uber is trying to accomplish. 

There are certain things that freight brokers bring in value that the Uber model cannot replace. Technology can’t offer the same level of accountability, accuracy, pricing, and trust, that the broker can. Don’t get me wrong, you do have to watch out for any company that can build anything and can buy what they don't build. However, like most top tech executives, I don’t believe that Artificial Intelligence and new technology will ever replace the person. It will, however, improve the process - as technology tends to do.

What about Uber’s self-driving trucks? Is this bad news for truckers? Uber has been relatively silent on the status of this project, but I wouldn’t panic quite yet. Although we will likely see these trucks on the highway in the next decade, the road to self-driving truck automation is a long haul - with many tests to be done and legal battles to be resolved. And, even when that time comes, there will always be a need for a human in the driver's seat. 

I’d love to hear what you think about Uber Freight and their mission. Please share your thoughts with us in the comments. 

Moving Forward,

Jeff Roach