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Are there any Freight Broker Agents here?

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    April 23, 2012 10:55 PM EDT

    I have driven OTR for approximatley 8 years, I have experience with Refer's as well. Now I am seriously considering becoming an Agent, to gain the knowledge, and experience I will need to eventually becoma a Broker. I have been conducting some research, and have found 1 site that actually offers job placement for Agents. I knw there are questions I will be asking, but is there anything particular that I need to be aware or, concerned about? Any help or advice is welcome.

    -Thanks

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    September 18, 2013 10:57 AM EDT

    My a freight broker agent... And I know to find customers you most invest time. Now I am trying but it seems never to happen. Could someone please help me. I feel like everyone is just trying to sale a freight broker course. Also with the load boards....there pricing is so unrealistic ! Can some tell me of a good load board? I need help. I love this work but I need clients!

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    January 29, 2012 4:30 PM EST

    truckload..

     

    i know of several companies that offer a fit.  I am surprised that you were not told how to or actually placed in a company. i am a successful freight broker who offers a training class on the weekends( as i actually move freight now and have been for years)

     

    either way...i see good information on this thread. Freight Brokering is not as tough and rough as it was depicted by others on this thread. Rome is not built in a day, but if you are willing to put forth effort and have any previous experience you can make 5k sitting on your duff with little to no effort. My book of business is in excess of 20million now and it took a while.  A little luck but basically bangin the phones for numerous days on end until i got a yes then a few accounts later....success.

    I am a professional trainer and have trained in multiple businesses. Car biz, Mortgage biz, Oil and Gas and now freight. If you have a passion for the phones and like people. I can show you how to make them say yes....i train over 200 people a month and i have numerous success stories a month.

    lemme know...i will assist here for free. I pay a referral fee for my class.

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    October 21, 2012 6:57 AM EDT

    myfreightbroker

     

    I have 26 years sales experience with the last 15 in sales management in the car biz..I just started in the freight industry training as a dispatcher, and a sales position to follow after 90-120 days of training..I would like to talk with you about your feelings about the similarities if any between the car biz, and the freight biz..

     

    hauserdale@gmail.com

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    June 18, 2008 2:09 AM EDT
    I know I`m late entering this conversation, however for future reference there is a free 7-Part series on becoming a freight broker at freightbrokertraining101.com

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    Turning dreams into a reality...
    http://www.freightbrokertraining101.com/

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    June 18, 2008 2:13 AM EDT
    Lori...
     
    One company you might try for transporting your antiques is TLI located in Russellville, Ar. They are a trucking company but the lady who owns it is big on antiques and transports them all the time on her trucks.
     
    Don`t know the phone, but can find on internet... The TLI stands for Transo Leasing Inc. or something like that. I know the Transco is right....
     
    Hope this helps.

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    Turning dreams into a reality...
    http://www.freightbrokertraining101.com/

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    May 12, 2008 12:31 PM EDT
    I didn`t see that as arrogant either. But sometimes I guess it can be hard to judge tone off of a post like this. I do know that in this business you have to have a thick skin, I`ve been ripped for all kinds of things that have been my fault and for things out of my control. I started in this business almost 20 years ago and when I started brokering I was pretty much self taught and it can be a rough business to make work if you have little experience in many different aspects. You have to know the business, be a salesman, a dispatcher, problem solver and trouble shooter, and you have to be a close freind to a lot of different people you may never meet face to face. 
    I do training and I sell sales leads and I am happy to answer some questions and pass knowledge along to those who are interested. Check out my profile info if you`d like to talk more. 

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    Jason Orent
    phone:319-210-8217
    email:jasonorent1528@inabc.net

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    February 12, 2009 5:44 PM EST
    Tbug,
     
    It is hard to get in to the freight business alltogether. What it sounds like you want to do is either Factor or or perform back office for truckers/brokers. Starting a factoring company would be a multi million dollar investment. Now, I have started multiple "niche" opportunities in the Freight Industry. A dispatching service offering to dispatch and bill for owner operators that worked out well, and a freight broker training business that is still doing well.
     
    I suggest talking more in depth with someone in the industry to see what opportunities are out there and what they involve.
     
    As for the questions about becoming a broker, it is VERY tough. That is why I switched my focus from brokering to training, recruiting, and web developing for the industry. I would be glad to hand out my 1.5 cents if you need it. Hope I can help.
     
     
    These are a couple of my newer website. They might be able to help a little.

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    Freight Broker Training
    Freight Industry Jobs
    My Web Directory. Add your website for backlinks.

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    July 5, 2007 5:48 AM EDT

     

    I recently started my own business as a freight agent and have found that there is no one to turn to for questions. It is hard to get any shippers to sign a contract with me to move their freight. I would love to talk to another agent to see how they were able to get over this hurdle and get their business moving. Any advice would be welcomed!

    Thanks,

    Chantel

    thompson42007-7-5 10:50:3
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    July 11, 2007 7:35 AM EDT

    Thank you so much for you advice Tracy. Any and all is appreciated.

    Chantel

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    July 11, 2007 7:36 AM EDT

    Hey Freight Guy,

    Toss some of your good luck towards my way I could really use it.

    Chantel

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    July 12, 2007 4:08 AM EDT

    I have just begun this venture and I know that I have a lot to  learn. I am moving along slowly as I learn as much as I can, however; I have learned that most people in this industry are not willing to openly give advice on how to get started on actually moving freight. I have found that shippers are hesitant and there lies the difficult process to have access to ANY freight. I am so determined to make this work for me I just have no where to turn for direction when I hit those many road bumps.

    I am in SC, I don`t have a website yet. Any advice would be great . I have read several of your posts and I can tell you sleep, eat and breathe it. You can PM if you`d like.

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    July 13, 2007 3:23 AM EDT

     "I am wondering why you chose this business without any knowledge of it?"

    Thank you for your advice. I normally find that it is arrogance of one to question why a person starts something with no knowledge. I did not say that I have no knowledge of it, I am venturing out of one part of trucking into another part which is new to me.

    This is a site where we uplift each other not tear each other down. Helping others does not mean questioning when one is asking for help.  Did you not have to start somewhere? Did you not ask questions along the way?

     

    thompson42007-7-13 17:41:27
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    May 18, 2008 8:14 AM EDT
    I`m not a freight person but I can tell you as a store owner it`s darn difficult to find people to freight antiques and furniture. I personally would love not to have to deal with a moving company.
     
    Just a thought to you freight people

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    Lori

    3 Peas in a Pod

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    May 18, 2008 8:32 AM EDT
    and Chantal for the record.. it`s a valid question - I didn`t think he was being arrogant either. He was trying to get at where you were coming from and how much you know. Your original question made it sound like you are completely brand new to the entire business.
    He was basically asking where your passion for this came from... JMHO
     
    I know in my business my passion came from collecting - I went from a engineering career I hated to selling dishes... :)

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    Lori

    3 Peas in a Pod

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    June 6, 2012 6:18 AM EDT

    Hi every one I am new to the site. I am going to start a brokering co specializing in car, truck, heavy equipment transportation. Does any one have any experience in this area or have any tips.

    Thanks

    Tim

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    March 6, 2013 10:44 AM EST

    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.

     

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    June 14, 2009 11:37 PM EDT
    INFINITI FREIGHT

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    53 DRY VANS, SWING DOORS, AIR RIDE SUSP.

    www.infinitifreight.com
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    August 26, 2011 9:48 AM EDT

    Hello Freightguy,

    I don't think you were wrong to ask that question, maybe you could have chosen better words.  I also enjoy hearing about things people do and their reasons for doing them.

    The industry is very tough, as I have learned the hard way by loosing everything a couple of years ago.  I also know how great it can be when you make the right contacts and the equipment and drivers are good.

    I hope to speak with you one day soon.  Keep up the good work!

    I wish everyone a Fantastic weekend!

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    July 18, 2007 10:57 AM EDT

    sfielding0072007-7-23 11:28:19
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    October 3, 2007 7:21 AM EDT
    I didn`t see it as arrogant. Those are probing questions to get to the meat of the matter. I agree with being asked tough questions to initiate momentum in the right direction. Take it as constructive. By the way, does anyone know of good books about this business?
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    October 4, 2008 2:52 PM EDT
    Hi FG....
     
    First off, congratulations on opening up your own shop, this must be a very exciting time for you.  I have to say i`ve enjoyed reading your "blabbering" (lol),  they are well written, and packed with valuable insight. 
     
    I have been researching and doing my D.D. on logistics and becoming a freight agent for the past couple of weeks and as such i appreciate folks like you who unselfishly offer others insight in a area which obviously you know very well...
     
    I have found through my research this part of the industry to be very competitive, exciting, and stressful, but also can be a very rewarding career to those who succeed at it, sounds like sales to me,lol.  I am looking  forward to what i may stubble upon next and enjoying perhaps a new career in the not so distant future.
     
    thanks again freight guy...
     
    sdlivin
    west coast 
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    January 17, 2009 4:47 PM EST

    I AM CURRENTLY TRYING TO SETUP MY OWN FREIGHT BILLING SERVICES BUSINESS, BUT HOW DO I START SOMETHING LIKE THAT AND IS IT DUEABLE.  IF YOU HAVE ANY ADVICE PLEASE LET ME KNOW

    Tbug1/17/2009 10:45 PM
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    September 6, 2008 5:04 PM EDT

    Hi Guys,

    I was looking for information on writting a Freight Broker Agent business plan and happened to stumble upon your conversation.  Although I`m not an agent yet I have taken (Broker Office Training by: David Dwinell) the home study DVD course along with two days hands on and are still left wondering just what to put down on paper.  I have been reading a lot of good stuff from different sites and even downloaded some free formats, but none seem to fit what I am looking for. 
     
    The brokerage I`m looking at going to work for asks for one in their application and I`m not really shure what they`re looking for.  That`s besides the fact, I need one to ensure my success and keep me focused anyway.  I don`t want to buy sonething that is being advertised and it be just as confusing as what I allready seen.  On that note I really don`t want to buy anything at all, that is if I could work something up myself.  If anyone has any suggestions on this topic or other brokerages that are agent frendly feel free to speak your mind. 
     
      
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    January 9, 2012 4:23 PM EST

    Does anyone know of any freight brokers looking to hire new agents. I have little experience in the freight and trucking industry, but I have over 17 years of sales and customer relations experience. I recently finished a freight broker course and I worked for a small trucking company finding loads and dispatching so, I understand the fundamentals of how this industry works. Please, if anyone know of any brokers or might have suggestions on how I can find medium to large freight brokers with good credit and a solid reputation that would hire new broker agents please share!!! The knowledge would be greatly appreciated.

     

    Thanks!!