Welcome to Freight Agent Schools, a platform dedicated to helping you kickstart your career as a broker or agent in the thriving freight industry. If you’re seeking a rewarding profession with abundant opportunities, you’ve come to the right place!
Your Journey to Becoming a Broker or Agent Starts Here
Our mission is to equip you with the knowledge and skills required to excel in this field. Through our comprehensive training programs, we provide you with an in-depth understanding of the freight industry, its key players, and the practical aspects of brokerage work.
- Freight Broker Training: Our courses, available across various states and online, offer flexibility to study at your own pace. We cover technical and legal aspects, industry dynamics, negotiations with shippers, and much more. You may also find opportunities for entry-level jobs that give you hands-on experience.
- General Skills Development: As a broker or agent, math proficiency and strong communication skills are vital. Our curriculum includes resources to hone these skills, preparing you for negotiations with shippers and carriers.
- Company Registration and Business Plan Development: We guide you through the process of registering your company, choosing a unique name, and creating a robust business plan. This plan will outline your marketing and financial strategies, objectives, and roadmaps to success.
- Freight Broker License: All brokers need a license from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). We walk you through the steps of obtaining a Motor Carrier Operating Authority or MC Number.
- Surety Bond, and General Liability and Contingent Cargo Insurance: Gaining MC Authority requires obtaining a $75,000 freight broker bond. Once you have your MC number, you may also need to acquire General Liability and Contingent Cargo Insurance.
- Agents of Service of Process Designation: For each state you operate in, we’ll help you designate an agent of service of process through Form BOC-3, submitted to the FMCSA.
Armed with this knowledge and the essentials listed in your business plan, you’ll be ready to embark on your new career as a freight broker or agent. Our goal is to help you navigate the path to success in this dynamic industry.
Join us at Freight Agent Schools and let’s start moving the world together!