The 150-hour course will be offered solely through Gatlin’s partnership with major colleges and universities.
The program will provide students with the necessary skills to succeed in the freight brokerage and logistics business. Freight Brokering is currently one of the top home-based businesses as well as the largest growing sector of the transportation industry, according to Entrepreneur magazine and The Wall Street Journal.
To provide a leading course, designed by successful freight brokers, Gatlin has partnered with Brooke Transportation Training Solution’s, one of the first and best freight broker training schools in the nation. The online, self-paced course prepares students to be the dealmaker between manufacturers who need goods moved and truckers who can move those goods. Students learn the “how-to’s” of building up a freight brokerage or agency, from licensing to operations, to sales and marketing. Participants acquire the basics of how to run a freight brokerage or agency with instruction that includes licensing, operations, job requirements, transportation industry trends and prospects, legal issues, benefits, ensuring cash flow, finding shippers, and more. Upon successfully finishing the course, students receive a certificate of completion and are ready to join the $400 billion-plus shipping industry.
Freight brokerage is an ideal business for truck drivers who want to advance in the industry, entrepreneurs in search of a profitable home business and the immobile and qualified military veterans, who are provided government subsidies to take the training.
“Freight broker professionals are in high demand, because regardless of the economy, goods will always need to be shipped,” said BTTS President Jeff Roach. A motivated and disciplined freight broker or freight agent with proper training can build up a very lucrative business. If you’re a self-starter who enjoys fast-paced work, you’re perfect for freight brokering. You’ll just need a little guidance, which is where we come in.”
Established in 1989 by Stephen Gatlin, Gatlin Education Services is the largest provider of Web-based, instructor-supported training to community colleges and universities. Gatlin’s courses are open enrollment, allowing interested students to start their desired training immediately. Gatlin’s online career training courses are designed to provide the skills necessary to acquire professional caliber positions for many in-demand occupations.
Brooke Transportation Training Solutions (BTTS) prides itself in delivering the nation’s premier freight broker training. BTTS prepares students to succeed in the freight brokerage industry, as well as in life, by arming them with intense training, motivation and invaluable freight broker and transportation industry contacts.