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

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