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Freight Broker / Agent Training


Prepare for an exciting career in the freight/logistics industry

The University of Central Missouri’s Freight Broker / Agent Training course provides participants with the skills they need to begin a job in this growing industry or to begin their own freight broker business. The US Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) lists freight broker / agent as a “bright outlook” career area with more than 30 percent job growth expected over the next five years. According to BLS, freight brokers earn an average of $45,000 annually. Through this program, students earn a certificate of completion and continuing education units which may not be applied to a degree program and are not eligible for federal financial aid. 

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$1,895 Calendar icon  

Online, self-paced course

Contact hours icon   100 hours  Prerequesites checklist icon    No prerequisites


Learn the ins and outs of this growing field from experienced brokersthree-freight-trucks

Freight brokers find carriers for shippers to haul the more than 11 billion tons of freight moved annually by truck. Many brokers/agents work from home, so they can create their own work/life balance around shipping and carrier schedules. Through this course, you will learn the ins and outs of this industry from experienced freight brokers while gaining the knowledge and resources you need to register with the FMCSA (Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration), get a surety bond and break into the shipping industry.

What you will learn

  • The basics of freight brokering
  • Setting up your business and office
  • Setting goals and developing your corporate identity
  • Setting up shipper packets and carrier packets
  • Operations and using operations software
  • Types of freight and exploring niche markets
  • Transportation law
  • Broker-carrier contracts
  • Broker-shipper agreements
  • Recordkeeping, accounting and financial management
  • Determining your rate quotes
  • Carrier relations and solutions for success
  • Sales and profitability
  • Advanced marketing
  • Negotiation skills



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