Q. Describe the most common types of jobs you do for your clients.
A. In this industry the players are: Shipper, Receiver, Broker, Broker Agents, Sales Rep., and Carriers.
Q. What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A. Check references. Talk to the trainer - not some person who answer the phone and sets appointments.
Q. If you were a customer, what do you wish you knew about your trade? Any inside secrets to share?
A. That the individuals who are already in this industry, want others to stay out. And if you a truck driver to quit asking questions and just drive your truck.
So why has the "Freight Broker Business" rated so highly in the "Entreprenuer Magazine"?
Q. What questions should a consumer ask to hire the right service professional?
A. How many years experience in the industry they are educating in and how many years have they been sharing or educating others.
Q. What important information should buyers have thought through before seeking you out?
A. Knowing this is a HOME BASED BUSINESS. That they must have phone, fax and internet and most of all they can not be scared to talk to strangers.
Q. Why does your work stand out from others who do what you do?
A. In this industry since 1989 and have been educating others since 2000. We are a quailty educational facility and share a wealth of information with our students. We train one-on-one so the student receives personal attention. We never put them in a classroom full of strangers. We teach individuals to be Freight Brokers or Broker Agents in the transportation industry. We should individuals were to get their authority at no extra charge and since we have been training so long... we have Brokers who will take on Agents without any experience through us.
Q. What do you like most about your job?
A. Meeting individuals from across United States and other areas. Teaching individuals this business and watching them light up like a Christmas Tree.
Q. What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A. Whats the differences between a Freight Broker and an Agent?
BROKER: Keep 100% of earned income, but they must carry their own Authority and a $10,000 Bond (as of now). They do the AP/AR and collections and carry 100% of the liability if something goes wrong.
AGENT: Earns usually 50-70% of the income, but they do not carry the Authority or a $10,000 Bond. They usually have nothing to do with AP/AR and collections. They are not responsible (unless they sign a contract stating otherwise) for something going wrong with the load or the shipper not paying.
Q. Do you have a favorite story from your work?
A. Yes... But I save them to share during training. I enjoy the difference in people and that makes this business really enjoyable to do.
Q. What do you wish customers knew about you or your profession?
A. That this business is not hard to learn - even though their are many who want individuals to think so. That way they stay out.
Q. How did you decide to get in your line of work?
A. Years ago my brother was a truck driver and I seen what this industry was doing to truck drivers in general. That the large corporations are trying to squeeze out the smaller firms. Note: If they do this (which they're trying) what happens is... they minipulate the industry and then can dictate the rate per mile they will charge, which will trinkle down to you and me as consumers. I do not want to pay $10 for a gallon of milk. So I proceeded to learn this industry and started sharing my knowledge with others.
Q. Tell us about a recent job you did that you are particularly proud of.
A. I have so many great trainings and students that have went on to do great things. But, I'm straight forward... you get out of this - by what you put into it. This is not for everyone... but for those who go for it... it is very profitable. How much you make all depends on who and how many shippers you have and what you sell the loads for.
Q. Do you do any sort of continuing education to stay up on the latest developments in your field?
A. We offer follow-up support over the phone. Students are given a USERNAME/PASSWORD once completed their training with tons of useful information.
Q. Describe your most recent project, what it involved, how much it cost, and how long it took.
A. Hearing from students who have taken the training and going on to do great things.
Q. If you have a complicated pricing system for your service, please give all the details here.
A. Our system is easy to use.
Q. If you were advising someone who wanted to get into your profession, what would you suggest?
A. To ask questions and research information about this industry. It's best to take a training course whether you wish to be a Broker or and Agent. To understand the do's and dont's. To learn to walk before you run....
Q. Write your own question and answer it.
A. Q: Where do I go to receive training to be a Broker or an Agent?
Q. Write your own question and answer it.
A. Q: What equipment do I need to do this job.
A: Phone, fax, fast internet, file folder, hanging folders and a file cabinet or container.