While no training is legally required for freight brokers, many schools offer excellent programs to get you up to speed on the latest industry trends, technology, and best practices. Check out some of the best ones in the industry:
The Transport Training International (TTI) School
This school has a great reputation and offers continuing assistance after you’ve finished classes. By providing you with referrals and software discounts, TTI is designed to both help you get started and help you along the way. Courses are available both in-person (in Atlanta and Dallas) and online, with prices ranging between $1,000– $2,250. They also offer a variety of special discounts on their courses.
The Brooke Transportation Training Solutions (BTTS) School
Brooke offers 5 day training courses in a variety of locations: Ontario, California; Charlotte, NC; Dallas, TX; and Jacksonville, FL. Their courses are offered for a flat rate of $2,495. The course is specially designed to match you with an existing company, so you can work 21 hourly or on commission, but you can also use your newly acquired skills to start your independent freight brokerage.
FBC offers online packages ranging from the $99 basic to the $699 deluxe. On the high end they provide everything from online training to website templates, assistance in filing for licenses, and a 550,000+ transportation directory to help you find shippers and carriers to work with. This makes FBC a great value.