The transportation industry is growing exponentially. In Florida alone, Air and Sea exports grew from $73 billion in 2003 to $162 billion in 2012. Jacksonville, Florida is perfectly located to compete and lead in this industry. It is the 1 Vehicle Transport in the US, with 17 of the top 20 Ocean Carriers serving its port.
According to several studies conducted by the Florida Chamber of Commerce and Work Force Florida, trade and logistics jobs pay 30% more than the average for all jobs in Florida, and education through our program has an average salary increase of 5.6%. Freight agents have the luxury of flexibility with the opportunity to work independently or with a large company. Due to the exponential growth, paired with salary benefits and career flexibility, freight brokering has become the largest growing sector of the transportation industry.
To prepare our students to compete in this highly sought after field; our modules have been designed by world class instructors and practitioners, in the field of transportation and logistics. This ensures that your education meets and/or EXCEEDS industry standards.
All graduates have the opportunity to meet and discuss agent positions with freight brokerages. Each Friday of the program a Resource Friday is held 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.
Upon successful completion of the Freight Broker/Freight Agent Training Program, youll:
Understand the process of freight brokering from start to finish
Have the tools needed to be successful as a freight broker or freight agent
Learn the basics of day-to-day operations of a brokerage or agency
Use techniques such as prospecting, sales and marketing, rating, and negotiations
Be able to manage a shipment from origin to destination
Become a part of the exciting trucking, freight logistics, and transportation industries as a licensed freight broker or as a freight broker agent. From licensing to operations, to sales and marketing, youll learn the basics of how to run a domestic freight brokerage or agency in the United States.
Entrepreneur magazine has rated the freight brokerage business as one of the top home-based businesses to own, and a recent Wall Street Journal article cited freight brokering and logistics as the largest growing sector of the transportation industry. Written by freight brokerage specialists, the Freight Broker/Agent Online Training Program will provide you with the knowledge and resources needed to break into the $400 billion-plus shipping industry.
Freight broker professionals are in demand. No matter the state of the economy, goods will always need to be shipped. A motivated and disciplined freight broker or freight agent who has received the proper training can build up his or her business into a six-figure earning potential. Its an ideal home business for a self-starter who enjoys fast-paced work.
Upon registering, youre given an initial six months to complete the program. Should you need more time, you may request a six-month extension at no additional charge.
Clickherefor Frequently Asked Questions.
There are no specific prerequisites for this program. Because the program focuses solely on U.S. domestic freight brokering, it is recommended for students who are interested in doing business in the United States.
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