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.
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!
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.
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..
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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!
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.
"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?
3 Peas in a Pod
3 Peas in a Pod
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.
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!
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.