Easy Learning

With the variety of online learning courses we can easily be lifelong learners.  What do you want to learn today?  

At Brooke Training we teach live, live remote and online courses to so many amazing people.  Some are wanting a new career, some are wanting new inspiration, new skills or disabled vets reentering civilian life.

Through our partnership with the largest online learning provider we offer hundreds of courses in many fields.  We'd love to teach you freight brokering, a great, much in demand career in the vibrant transportation industry.  But if that doesn't grab you attention, browse through the variety of classes we offer.  Sign up and start learning.  All learning is of great benefit to boost your earning potential, stretch your mind, give you topics of conversation, bolster your self esteem, and many other super benefits.

So what are you waiting for?  Sign up today for a learning opportunity from the pros.  You will be amazed at the uplift a little new knowledge will give you.

Let's Shoot off Fireworks

I wish all of you a glorious celebration this weekend of the birth of our great nation.  There was a time when the United States was not a nation. Then it was an experiment to see if a democracy could succeed.  The experiment has been a success now for 100s of years.  Celebrate our independence, our wins and our losses.  Recognize that both our failures and our successes have built us up into the greatest nation on earth.  I am proud to be an American.  I pray we uphold the values our founding Fathers held as sacred. Thank those you know who have sacrificed to serve our country and keep us free.  

From History.com:

Fourth of July—also known as Independence Day or July 4th—has been a federal holiday in the United States since 1941, but the tradition of Independence Day celebrations goes back to the 18th century and the American Revolution. On July 2nd, 1776, the Continental Congress voted in favor of independence, and two days later delegates from the 13 colonies adopted the Declaration of Independence, a historic document drafted by Thomas Jefferson. From 1776 to the present day, July 4th has been celebrated as the birth of American independence, with festivities ranging from fireworks, parades and concerts to more casual family gatherings and barbecues. The Fourth of July 2022 is on Monday, July 4, 2022.

Enjoy some time with friends and family celebrating the joys in your life and recognizing those who love you and serve our great nation.

God Bless America.

Moving Forward,

Jeff Roach

Summer Celebrations

                                    Statue sculpted by Thomas Ball to commemorate the Emmancipation Proclamation

I hope you all had a Happy Father's Day yesterday.  I am proud to live in a country where freedom and family are a cause for celebration.  I am not a perfect father but God gave me 3 wonderful daughters, their husbands and 4 perfect granddaughters.  They are great gifts.

Yesterday was also Juneteenth, a celebration for when the enslaved people in Galveston, Texas found out they were free... more than two years after President Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation.  News didn't spread as quickly then as it does now.  Union soldiers arrived in Galveston on June 19, 1865 declaring to all that slavery was abolished.  The former slaves immediately began to celebrate with prayer, feasting, song and dance.  It is the longest running African American holiday.   The day dedicated to celebrating that freedom spread through out the states.  

Texas declared Juneteenth as a state holiday in 1980.  It  didn't become a federal holiday until 2021 in the United States.  

Let's all celebrate family and freedom with jubilant prayer, dancing, feasting and singing.

Moving forward,

Jeff Roach


Free Freight Broker Training

Take advantage of our summer 2 for 1 deal.  Pay for one and get one person trained for FREE.  Many husband and wife teams get trained this way, 2 siblings, cousins, you and a stranger you find on the street or 2 friends enjoy getting trained together.  We don't care how you know the second person you bring, we just want you to bring another with you.  The industry needs both of you.

Transportation Jobs are plentiful.  

 Indeed is looking high and low for freight brokers.  I got an alert about  Dallas area Freight Broker jobs.  I scrolled through the pages of offerings.  Many said URGENT or multiple positions available and that was in the Dallas Fort Worth area only. The jobs are available across the country.  And many are work from home opportunities.  

The transportation industry has an abundance of jobs for those who are trained and willing to work.   We'd love to help you get prepared for a career as a freight broker, freight broker agent, dispatcher and other positions in the freight broker industry.  A certification from our school will do well for you.  You will have an advantage in job prospecting.   Those who get training hit the ground running.  They get a head start over those without training.  

On Fridays of our one week basic course Freight Brokers who are looking to hire agents come to recruit from our graduates. Those brokers know that the candidates they get from Brooke will be prepared for the position in skills and in enthusiasm.  

Join us in a class live or online soon to learn the skills needed to be in this great career.  Have any questions?  Give us a call.  I will answer your concerns with no pressure.  Hope to see you soon.  The sky is the limit with Brooke Transportation Training. 

Moving forward,

Jeff Roach



Fuel SurCharge Calculator

One of the most important things to do in the trucking business...well in any business, is to always be watching your cashflow.   If you figure out a more economical way, implement it and you will improve your bottom line, your profit margin...the amount of cash that ends up in your pocket.  

OOIDA posted a great tool:  a fuel surcharge calculator.  I've copied the article for your use. https://www.ooida.com/trucking-tools/fuel-surcharge-calculator/

You make more money by either doing more work, or by figuring out how to lower your operating costs.  

Hope this tool helps some out there.  Add comments on this blog as ways you have saved money in our industry.

Moving forward,

Jeff Roach


Ultimate Sacrifice


Our hearts are heavy this Memorial Day for our fallen heroes.  And for recent senseless violence.  Throughout the history of the United States, men and women of valor have given their lives for their country, for our freedom and for the betterment of mankind everywhere. 

Our military fight for peace, that is our goal... not for aggression.  I have met many heroes in our training program for Disabled Vets.  They tell me their stories.  They have faced great fears and continue to fight for the future with a stamina that those of us who have not served will never fully understand.  

Greater love has no man that this, that he lay down his life for a friend.

As you enjoy a day with family, friends and some really good barbecue don't fail to remember those who have lost their lives in battle.  The National Memorial Day Concert is back after a 2 year pause. It will be played live on PBS, 8 pm on Sunday night.  Tune in and be inspired.

Pray for the families that push forward even with heavy losses on their hearts. Pray for the parents of the little ones in Uvalde, Texas.

Moving forward,

Jeff Roach



Revoked by the FMCSA??

Happy Monday.  I hope your Monday is a great day, but sometimes Mondays don't turn out that way.  If you have gotten this bad news, here's some helpful advice. I received this video from Penny at Evilsizer about reinstatement issues.  Listen to the expert navigate your way back to smooth sailing.  



Moving forward,

Jeff Roach