Getting into freight brokerage

Discussion in 'Freight Broker Forum' started by Reat, Aug 9, 2019.

  1. Reat

    Reat Bobtail Member

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    Hi all,
    I'm new to Atlanta and 6 months ago started working at a freight line. I am new to the industry, but I was thinking about after getting some more experience at the freight line, possibly pursuing being a freight broker but don't know how to start. I see there are some schools. Do y'all suggest schooling or that not exactly necessary? How did any of y'all get into freight brokerage? Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

    - Ryan
     
  2. kranky1

    kranky1 Light Load Member

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    They have schools for freight pimps now? This really is the end.
     
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  3. Reat

    Reat Bobtail Member

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    Haha freight pimps? I never thought of it that way.
     
  4. PPDCT

    PPDCT Heavy Load Member

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    I mean, you can call me a freight pimp if you want. I'm sure I've been called worse.

    That said- the best way to learn is to get hired at a brokerage and learn on someone else's dime. I've said it once, twice, a hundred times. Anyone selling a school or a course or so on is just setting you up to get rooked. It's almost always a scam.
     
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  5. Reat

    Reat Bobtail Member

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    Wow! Well thank you for your insight.
     
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