Monday, May 27, 2019

Memorial Day

Memorial Day is a day to reflect on the sacrifice that so many have made for freedom. I am so thankful for those in my family that have served in the military.  I don't have anyone in my close family that gave their life serving but many who sacrificed a lot to go defend our country in a foreign land. I am very thankful for that.  I will take time out of my day to express my gratitude. I challenge all of my readers to do the same.

Memorial Day used to be called Decoration Day because it was a day set aside to adorn graves of fallen soldiers with   flowers. I was wondering how many graves we should be adorning this Memorial Day.

I found an article from the Los Angeles Times that gave the actual number of soldiers who died in the wars of our land:

4,435 in The American Revolution (1775-17830)
2,260  in the War of 1812 (1812-1815)
1,000 in the Indian Wars (1817-1898)
1,733 in the Mexican- American War (1846-1848)
140,414 Union Soldiers in Civil War
74,524 Confederate Soldiers in Civil War
384 Spanish-American War
53,402 World War I (1917-1918)
291,557 World War II (1941-1945)
33,739 Korean War (1950-1953)
47,434 Vietnam War (1964-1975)
148 Persian Gulf War (Desert Shield/Desert Storm) (1990-1991)
6,915 Global War on Terrorism (2001- present)

As you enjoy a day off grilling burgers with friends and family, take time to remember those who gave the ultimate price in the protection of the freedom we all enjoy in the United States.

Because Brooke Transportation Training is certified to train disabled vets for a new career, I am privileged to get to meet many vets.  I thank you for your service, I am honored to get to be a part of your future and I wish you much success and blessing in appreciation for your service.

Moving forward,

Jeff Roach

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Online Freight Broker Training

Learn to be a freight broker or freight broker agent in the comfort of your home by taking our online course.  Today you can start your journey towards becoming a freight broker or freight broker agent quickly and conveniently.  Online learning is an amazing way to attain the skills you need to start an exciting new career.

As a freight broker you connect shippers and manufacturers with transportation companies and manage those shipments.  In this course you will learn a proven process for finding shippers and manufacturers.  Attain knowledge on best practices, industry tips and contacts.

Job Opportunity and Resource Friday
Brooke Transportation Training Solutions hosts a weekly event called Resource Friday. This virtual event is held every Friday, exclusively for their graduates. Brooke Transportation is the only training provider currently offering this excellent resource.

The event includes inspirational speakers to motivate and provide further training while you connect with prospective employers.
During this virtual event, all graduates have the opportunity to meet and discuss agent positions with participating freight brokerages. Additionally, 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 career opportunities. Complementary businesses also attend Resource Friday to meet new graduates and explain how each can mutually benefit the other in successful business.

I went to a business lunch today that discussed the future of our economy.  The key to success in our economy and the key to success as an individual is education.  But that education does not need to be the traditional approach. 
Online learning opens up the opportunity to learn anything, from anywhere at your own pace. 

Sign up for our online freight broker training course today.

Moving forward,

Jeff Roach

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Moving toward Success

received an email from a very successful financial counselor that gave me 3 letters that are keys to success.  These keys apply in the financial world, as well as in the freight broker world:


Discipline Dictates Action

This applies in so many ways when it comes to achieving success. It was the discipline instilled in us growing up, that we continue to this day, that dictates our actions and is largely responsible for our success. 

There are misguided people in this world who believe that success in life comes from luck or knowing the right people. While that does happen, it certainly isn’t the norm. 

The truth is, success is dictated by daily habits and how we spend our time. Those who are most successful have very specific patterns. What may appear on the outside to be easy or lucky is simply the visible result of unseen disciplined effort. 

I must admit that I have a tendency to break rules.  As a child I would be disciplined for my rebellion.  So I used to view discipline as negative and difficult. Now I see discipline as a means to achievement.  The truth is… in the long run, it’s far easier to be disciplined than living with the consequences of not being disciplined. 

Every day is a new opportunity to be productive and find new success.  In freight brokering so much of success is determined by having the discipline to make a lot of phone calls, texts and emails to potential customers.  Truly listen and learn from that potential customer what they need.  Then have the discipline to follow through in filling their need.

At Brooke we teach a proven process for freight brokers.  Have any questions?  Give me a call. 

Moving forward,

Jeff Roach

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

A Peaceful, Prosperous Life

What is your formula for a peaceful, prosperous life?   Living at peace does not mean you live without conflict.  Just as having a prosperous life, does not mean you have a lot of money.

We live at peace when we learn from our mistakes, stay humble and trust in God.  Living that way gives us prosperity in our hearts.

We all have conflict in our lives with people and with situations. Living at peace, to me, means having an inner calm even when things around you are out of control.  I must admit I am sometimes the one who stirs up strife. When I do I purpose to make things right again.  We learn a lot from our mistakes. Take the time to figure out what you can learn from each mistake.  Stay humble and be willing to learn.  Ask God for guidance all along the way. After all He has it all figured out already.

My favorite way of smoothing out the conflict is with humor. Laughing of course lightens the mood. Laughing burns calories. And laughing releases "feel good" endorphins into your system.  Children tend to laugh much more than adults. So if you need more laughter in your life hang out with more little ones.  Their laugh is contagious even when you have no idea what they are laughing about. I would like laugh more.

Find something you love to do, work at it hard,  do it a lot and you will be prosperous.

As a freight broker I have had to deal with conflict when a load gets lost or when a carrier hits bad weather but I have experienced peace when I helped all the parties involved find solutions.

At our school we teach our students how to be a successful freight broker.  But I find more joy in coaching them on how to have a successful life in other ways.  Join us for a week of training soon. I'd love to chat with you about peace and prosperity.

Moving forward,

Jeff Roach

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

No Degree Required Career

Looking for a great career but you don't have a degree?  The transportation industry has fast paced career opportunities that don't require a degree.  Freight brokers help move products across the country by working with the carriers/truckers and the product distributors.  Freight Brokers often specialize in certain types of freight like automobiles, groceries or retail displays.

I have been in the freight brokering business for several decades.  I built a successful freight brokerage from the ground up. After years in the industry I decided to start a freight broker training school to pass on much of the knowledge I gained along the way.  I also have a great desire to mentor freight brokers who want to be professionals of high integrity.

This is an industry that is full of great potential for anyone who is willing to put in the work and be honest.  I believe that you may seem to win in the short run by cutting corners. But in the long run those who rise above and work with unquestionable ethics have the greatest gain.  They also sleep a lot better at night.

If you'd like a career that is demanding and rewarding give me a call.  I have freight broker training courses all over the country.  I love to consult with those in the business that need some advice.

Give me a call, no pressure, let's just talk about the possibility of a new future for you.

Moving forward,

Jeff Roach