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Freight Broker/Agent Training

Freight Broker/Agent Training

  • Course Code: GES703
  • Course Hours: 180
  • Allotted Time to Complete Course: 6 Months
  • Prerequisites: 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.


Jan Roach

Jan Roach has been a partner in a freight brokerage operation since 1995. For over 10 years, she ran a freight brokerage, overseeing sales, marketing, accounting and day-to-day operations. Roach holds a Bachelor of Science from Baylor University and has provided training for the freight industry since 2001.

Jeff Roach

Jeff Roach has been in the transportation industry since 1986. He founded his own freight brokerage in 1995, after working as the vice president of national accounts for a major truckload carrier. He grew his brokerage into a multimillion-dollar business and began developing freight broker courses in 2001. Roach holds a Bachelor of Science from Abilene Christian University.

Course Objectives

  • Learn the ins and outs of the industry from experienced freight brokers
  • Gain the knowledge and resources you need to register with the FMCSA, get a surety bond and break into the shipping industry

Course Curriculum

  • The Dental Profession
  • Communication Skills
  • Ethics for the Dental Assistant
  • Basic Dental Sciences
  • Dental Anatomy
  • Oral Pathology
  • Infection Control
  • Hazardous Materials
  • Caring for Exceptional Patients
  • Pharmacology for the Dental Assistant
  • Emergency Management
  • Oral Health and Nutrition
  • The Dental Office
  • Dental Instruments
  • Introduction to Chairside Assisting
  • New Patients and Charting
  • Introduction to Dentrix Learning Software (Optional)
  • Anesthesia and Sedation
  • Preventative Care
  • Radiation Health Safety
  • Extraoral and Digital Radiology
  • Dental Emergency Procedures and Amalgam Restorations
  • Composite Procedures and Laboratory Materials
  • Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics
  • Dental Specialties
  • Dental Implants and Fixed Prosthetics
  • Computerized Restorative Systems and Removable Prosthodontics
  • Cosmetic Dentistry
  • Dental Practice Management
  • Your Dental Career

Freight Broker FAQ

What do Freight Brokers do?

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.

What is the difference between a Freight Broker and an Agent?

A freight agent acts as an independent salesperson for a freight brokerage or independent broker. Freight agents may work on commission bringing in new customers.

How much do Freight Brokers make?

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, freight brokers make an average of $45,000 annually. Depending on your experience level, top brokers can make over $66,600 per year.

What kind of hours do Freight Brokers work?

Freight brokers can set their own hours — deciding when and how much they work. Many work from home, so they create their own work/life balance around shipping and carrier schedules.

What is the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA)?

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) regulates and provides safety oversite for commercial motor vehicles (CMVs).

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