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Learn How to Start Your Freight Brokerage

From licensing and operations to sales and marketing, learn how to get your broker license and start a successful freight brokerage – 100% online and at your own pace!

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Freight brokers find carriers for shippers to haul their freight. They also assume financial responsibility in the shipping process by invoicing shippers, paying carriers and agents, extending credit and more. In the Pensacola region especially, freight brokers in are high demand due to the regions proximity to Florida’s many Gulf Coast ports.

The University of West Florida Freight Broker program will teach you the ins and outs of the industry from experienced freight brokers. You’ll gain the knowledge and resources you need to register with the FMCSA, get a surety bond and break into the shipping industry.

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) regulates commercial motor vehicles and requires that freight brokers obtain a license. This course will help you navigate transportation law overseen by the FMCSA and understand how they impact your operations.

Freight Broker/Agent Training

Schedule: You will have six months of access to this self-paced course. Start anytime. 
Admission Requirements: There are no prerequisites to take this course. However, this course focuses solely on U.S. domestic freight brokering, so it’s only recommended if you plan to do business in the United States.

Location: Online
Tuition: $1,895.00 Contact Us

Freight Brokers - Employment and Education

Freight brokers ensure, expedite and route the movement of incoming and outgoing cargo and freight shipments in airline, train and trucking terminals and shipping docks. 

Job Stats
  • Job Outlook: 8%-10% (Faster than average) 
  • Number of Jobs, 2021: 88,600
  • Median Pay: $46,860 per year 

Source: June 2023

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