I had several family and friends struggle with trying to get into this industry. One thing i've learned was you need someone to sponsor you.
The next thing, well not next but you must have your license and bond, now that its $75,000 you must have this before any shipper will even consider sending you their loads..
And getting a shipper is the million dollar question, get your required documents, call them, go visit them, make your presentations "OUTSTANDING" then hopfully someone will bite what your offering..
Then once you have at least one truck to run your loads, which is better than "NO LOADS" at all...I can help you with factoring, so that will be one headache off your list.
My family finally got it going, if you can work under someone's MC# like your family who owns their truck or partner with a trucker. But if you can not afford the $300 bucks for the license or your bond, the school is not your biggest concern.
blackroyalconsultants.com, if you have questions about paying your drivers and how we work for you.
i am looking to become a broker agent with no exp...but willing to get the training..can anyone please help with this..i would liek to work while in training.,,i use to be a driver recruiter..and love the trucking industry..thank you and i really look forward to hearing from someone..may contatc me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Well, it is really interesting and all information are valuable that you have provide us.Its very informative and useful to used, thanks for sharing this one.
I am looking for freight agents. No experience necessary, I will train. Contacts in the industry a plus. Work from home. Must have a computer with internet access and a phone with unlimited long distance. Sales experience a plus.
Must be located in one of the following areas:
Dallas, TX; Baton Rouge, LA; Birmingham, AL; Memphis, TN; Little Rock, AR; more to come.
I'm very interested as well, i plan on banking about 6 months of capital so i can focas on the business until i can support myself though these means, can you please give me info on companys willing to hire unexperienced agents, i'm willing to put in the effort to make this happen, also can you tell me will these companys let me build my own "work book" and what is the average comission for a beginner agent?
Klein Resources Group Inc. is a small family owned freight brokerage company which not only offers training to all of its freight agents, but does so at no cost to them. There are also a number of automated/online tools which we make available to our agents at no cost to them. We also do not require a minimum amount of experience or a minimum amount of sales in order to be part of our team. Feel free to visit our website at www.kleinresourcesgroup.com to learn more, or call our office and ask for Donovan for an initial interview.
Training for how to become a freight broker is essential because an established company has already gone through the entrepreneurial headaches and found the bumps in the road that they can help you avoid. My company, TRG, has a proven business model, and especially for someone inexperienced in the industry, or someone looking for a career change, being able to list yourself as a certified trained broker with Transportation Resource Group LLC, will make your resume more marketable, as well as being able to lean on a year of consultative support after your training...try to find another company out there that will provide you with the support that Transportation Resource Group does. www.transportation-resource-group.net for more info.
Some more food for thought: Larger companies should offer training to their brokers, yes. The downfall for working for a huge conglomerate is that they will provide you with a smaller commission split until you get years of experience, and will enlist a corporate policy of minimum percentage requirements per load, or minimum monthly volume requirements. If you don't meet these numbers, they'll toss you after 60-90 days.
Finding an independent firm will allow you the flexibility to design your own workflow/income. How much time you want to invest is entirely in ratio to how much money you want to make. Getting established with smaller firms who are willing to work with your schedule allows employees who have familial & personal obligations, other part time jobs etc. to live your life while running your own business.
Agent training is absolutely worth the investment if you find the right company to provide the education.
hello i would love to find out if there are any brokers that will hire inexperience people to become freight agents. i am a former truck driver and want to try this new career if you have any way you may be able to help me it is highly appreciated. my email is email@example.com............thanks and my name is Peter
First and foremost… It’s not an easy job!
Don’t have any misconceptions about getting rich quick. It’s just NOT going to happen!
You can make a decent living if you’re willing to invest the enormous amount of time it takes to really get things going.
A good understanding of the industry and knowing the tasks you will have to complete on a daily basis will get you off on the right foot.
Some sort of training is a good idea if you’re new. Just be careful!! There are a lot of so called “Broker Training” scams out there.
If you really want to try and become a freight broker agent, I do know of a couple of companies that will take on Broker Agents that have little to no experience.
They do require that you get training, but they don’t charge you an upfront fee. If you are hired you attend the training and then pay for it out of what you are making while actually doing the job.
In other words… If their training is BS and doesn’t work you obviously aren’t going to pay anything.
That’s the only way new people should try and break into the business. DON’T PAY any upfront fees. If a company isn’t willing to let you pay for the training by doing the job they are training you to do, doesn’t sound like they believe in their methods very much.
If you want the info for the pay after training just let me know.
I agree with CSUbil, do not try to open your own brokerage because you cant call a shipper and tell him your new, have a company behind so you can advertise all the equipment it has and people, even if you will not use any of, you will use load boards to post the loads you can get, which are really really hard to get, but not impossible, because nothing is impossible. If you live in a good commerce area, try to meet with companies in person to get them as a client, because I found that cold calling is pretty tough.
AND NOW THE MOST IMPORTANT STEP THAT YOU WILL LOVE ME FOR
I have a trucking company and gave brokering a call but wasnt for me, however I made one contact that even to this day sends me emails that he needs trucks, its a mailing list, so many people get this but you can call him, get setup and on the mailing list and he will send you loads he needs truck for 2-3 times a week, let me know when you first book a load with him ;) Like I said call and ask to get setup as a broker.