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.
Online, self-paced course
|100 hours||No prerequisites|
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.