Monday, July 29, 2013

Job Opportunity

 Job Opportunity and Resource Friday!

Placement Opportunity: All Brooke graduates have the opportunity to meet and discuss agent positions with freight brokerages.

Each Friday of the program, Brooke Transportation Training Solutions hosts Resource Friday exclusively for their graduates. BTTS is the only broker training school offering this excellent resource.

Inspirational speakers motivate you to start your new career strong. The best businesses and brokers in the industry talk with graduates about the choice of starting their own brokerage, working as an agent for another firm, and other job opportunities. Complementary businesses also attend Resource Friday to meet new graduates and explain how each can mutually benefit the other in successful business.

Jeff Roach ˆ President

Brooke Transportation Training Solutions
Phone 214-206-1169
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Thursday, July 25, 2013

Avoiding Increased Freight Broker Costs

My last blog was on cost increases in the freight brokerage industry.  The new transportation bill requires a $75,000 bond to be carried by all freight brokers.  But if you become a freight broker agent you do not need $75 thousand to get started.  A freight broker agent is similar to a real estate agent or an insurance agent or a franchisee.  Yet the cost to get in is a lot less than buying a franchise.  The agent represents the brokerage.  The brokerage covers the bond costs and is a support to the agent in many other ways.  The agent is their own boss but has the support of the larger brokerage.  It is the best of both worlds.  As an agent you chart your own future.  You work hard to find loads and carriers for your brokerage and both parties win.

In our course we teach our students how to open a brokerage and how to be an agent.    I've done both.  I've had my own brokerage and found great success.  I've been an agent for others and found great success. 

Have any questions?  Give me a call.

Moving forward,

Jeff Roach

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Freight Broker Bond Increase

The most recently passed transportation bill has great impact on our industry as a whole and some very specific ramifications for brokers.

Under the new bill, the bond requirements for freight brokers will increase to $75,000 in October so the cost to be a freight broker will be higher than before.    The down side is that it will be a larger leap to be an independent freight broker financially.  Yet the cost still remains significantly less than most start-ups or franchises.

The upside is that this is still a very affordable line of work for someone willing to work hard to find success.  The higher cost will deter fly by nighters to jump into freight brokerage.   

The best way to succeed is to be educated in the most efficient process in freight brokering.  We will continue to teach individuals to be freight brokers and freight broker agents.  We are working to understand all this new bill requires so that we can then teach our students the most current information.

Have questions?  Give me a call.

Moving forward,

Jeff Roach

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Freight Brokers Job Openings

It is a great time to be a freight broker.  Just looked through the abundance of  job listings for freight brokers in Dallas.  There are a lot of companies that need agents to help them find truckers for loads.  Now is a great time to get trained and get going as a freight broker.

In my 30 year career in the industry I have found that it is really always a good time to be a freight broker.  There are always products that need to be moved across the country.  When the economy is ticking it is pretty easy to make money.  This is the time to show that you can get the job done, on time, in budget with integrity.  When the economy slows only the brokers that have taken care of their shippers get calls. 

We have been training freight brokers for over a decade in a process that works.  Our students leave the week long training with lots of resources, skills and confidence...just read through some of our testimonials.

So if you are ready for a fast paced career with a great future join us for our next training.  At the end of the week we give all graduates job opportunities.  Freight Brokerages that need agents actually come to class on Friday and tell the students about their company and offer opportunities.

Got questions or wanna register?  Give us a call.  214-206-1169.

Moving forward,

Jeff Roach

Monday, July 1, 2013

New Freight Brokers

Brooke Transportation Training had another great freight broker class this past week.  Here are what a few of the students said about the experience:

A lot of information and necessary information to become successful.  Fun, interactive, eye opener and awesome instructors.  Couldn’t have asked for more!  Life changing experience, at least for me!  -- Elizabeth Rodriguez

You begin with a bird’s eye view... learn and transition all the way into a deep and knowledgeable understanding of how to start and maintain a flourishing brokerage.  Truly eye-opening real world advice on the freight brokering profession. -- Megan Churchwell

Freight brokering can be a very rewarding career for those who want to work hard.  If you like a challenge, enjoy building relationships, and are relatively handy on phone, the computer and internet this could be a great career for you.   The best jump start into this field is through education.  We teach our students the process we’ve used to be successful.  We impart lots of information and inspiration. 

At the end of the week-long training all our graduates get job opportunities. 

If you are interested in seeing if freight brokering is for you, contact me.   I’d enjoy hearing your story, tell you a bit about me and discuss the value of a career in transportation.  One of my greatest joys is helping others find success.  Our beginner freight broker training course is only a week.    After that week we are available to help encourage you and answer questions.   This quick, informative week can make a huge impact on your future.

We have an advanced week long class, online course and we can train on site as requested.

Moving forward,

Jeff Roach