How to Become a Successful Freight Broker: My Journey from Fast Food Manager to Freight Broker

Narrated by: Maxwell Zener
Length: 2 hrs
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The world and its economics are more global today than 10 years ago. Products and goods are being shipped and received from country to country more than ever before. In this global process, one type of key player is the freight broker. Freight brokerage firms are more in demand now than ever before.

My name is George A. Stewart, I am 43 years old, and I worked for 12 years as a store manager for Burger King - a truly dead-end job. Just as with most jobs in the job market today, I used to put in plenty of hours that did not translate into much money. I understand that everyone has bad days at work; for me it was not an occasional dissatisfaction but a genuine mismatch. Working for long hours under constant stress was taking a toll on my health, and to make matters worse, I was earning $36,500 per year, which was barely enough to feed myself, my wife, and my three children. Most of the time, I felt like I was dangling from a cliff.

My turning point came when I met a customer who seemed to be doing very well despite the hard economic times. After a little chitchat, I found out that he was a freight broker and that he was earning a decent living while working just a few hours. At that point I did not know anything about freight brokerage or that a profession like that even existed. I decided to do some research, and the more I learned, the more my interest grew. Within a matter of weeks, I was completely hooked. Before I knew it, I was taking time off work to begin my training in freight brokerage. After my training, I decided to quit my job and took up a job as a freight agent working under an established freight broker. My job included looking for new clients, taking orders, and matching shippers with carriers. In one year or so, I felt that I had enough experience and contacts to start my own firm.

In this book I've outlined every step to becoming a successful freight broker - steps that anyone can understand and follow.

©2015 CSB Academy Publishing Co (P)2015 CSB Academy Publishing Co

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Excellent Information!

The author was sure to be clear and concise. I have learned a wealth of information from this book!

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Insightful and Informative

The narrator spoke with a clear moderate tone. The book is very detailed and it provides the listener with specific information that should make starting and maintaining a freight brokerage company simple.

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Great Books

Great book, very helpful and inspiring. I strongly recommend it, you won't regret it, good luck!

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awesome

very good book. i was inspired by the message and anyone can do it. Hopeful for my success

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basics, good knowledge. great details ,we'll read.

i was hoping for more but the rest is your own story.
any good details for locking down rates.

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Knowledge

This gave me more insight on the industry... I've been in the trucking industry for 10 years, now I'm trying to transition to Brokerage. Great book, needs more books like this...

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Informative

Heavy emphasis on the American FB industry but helpful advice for people with ambitions of becoming involved in the industry. Well read and enjoyable to listen to. Thanks

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Simple Broker Info

Basic to the point broker start up info.
Easy to understand. Good book to read.

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Lot's of good details!

Good reference resource but, also look into the other freight broker books as well. Don't forget to download the PDF

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Well executed and practical guide.

Worth a read. Lots of specific, practical, how-to information. Highly recommend book if you are in the logistics field or looking to become or even understand freight brokers better.