Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Freight Broker School Quotes

Last week I had a blast at our monthly live course in Dallas. Here’s what some of the students said about their experience:

As an owner operator and a traffic manager this course brought the picture together for me. Thanks. Timothy K. McGriff 9/07

This class was very informative not only for transportation but sales and business as well. You can really use this information in daily life, no matter what you do.
Butch Duckworth 9/07

Definitely informative. I feel more prepared to be an agent. Darrel Jones 9/07

The entire week has been very enlightening. Not only have I received valuable information regarding brokerage operations and transportation, I have gained quite a wealth of motivational and inspirational strength. Lance (White) was great – very knowledgeable of the industry!! Kay Jackson 9/07

I look forward to hearing from these graduates as they start using their new knowledge.

Our Freight Broker training course can be taken live in Dallas, Jacksonville and some other locations periodically or online through Gatlin Education, the largest provider of online education in the nation. You can sign up for any of thousands of online Gatlin courses through us as well.

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Moving forward,

Jeff Roach


Anonymous said...

How is the freight broker business, considering the price of gas? Seems like businesses are already struggling to turn a profit. Brokers' commissions (costs to the companies) get passed on to the consumer. How is that good for the economy?

Brooke Training said...

Good question!

Brokers are not necessarily higher than carriers considering the difference between a back haul and head haul.

Carriers may range in price as much as 500.00 to 1000.00 and because of that brokers are often charge less to the shipper than the carrier if they find a carrier looking for a back haul.

If there were no brokers how would the owner operators find freight? Freight would sit on docks which creates scarcity and prices rise.

Because a broker becomes an extension of the the shippers office, he frees up the shipper to do other more important things which keep department costs down.