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

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

by George A Stewart
     
 

The world and it's economics is more global today than it was 10 years ago. Products and goods are being shipped and received from country to country more than ever before. In this global process one key person that is needed is a Freight Broker and his or her service. Freight Brokerage firms are more in demand now than ever before.

My name is George A.

Overview

The world and it's economics is more global today than it was 10 years ago. Products and goods are being shipped and received from country to country more than ever before. In this global process one key person that is needed is a Freight Broker and his or her service. Freight Brokerage firms are more in demand now than ever before.

My name is George A. Stewart, I am 43 years old, I worked 12 years as a store manager for Burger King Restaurant, a truly dead end job. Just like most jobs in the market today I used to put in plenty of hours that unfortunately, did not translate into money.

I understand that everyone has bad days at work; for me it was not an ordinary occasional dissatisfaction but a genuine mismatch. Working for long hours and 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 three children. Most of the time, I felt like I was dangling from a cliff. My turning point was the day I met a certain customer in my restaurant who seemed to be doing very well despite the hard economic times the whole country was going through. After a little chitchat, I found out he was a freight broker and that he was earning a decent living while working a few hours.

At that point I did not know anything about freight brokerage or that a profession like that even existed. I therefore decided to do some research about it and the more I learned the more my interest grew and within a matter of weeks I was completely hooked up. Before I knew it, I took time off work to begin my training in freight brokerage.

After my training, I decided to quit my job at burger king 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. I then applied for the required licenses at FMCSA and started small.

Starting my own firm was definitely not easy but I found it much better than working at Burger King. My first client was a contact I had made from working as a freight agent. After a lot of hard work I finally started getting more clients, and in 6 months I could finally relax because my business had finally taken off. I was earning around $120,000 every year, which, I must confess, was really good for starters.

Now that I can work for fewer hours per day, my stress level has gone down and health wise, I am on the road to recovery. I can take better care of my family and also spend a lot more time with them. In this book, I outlined every steps about How to become a successful Freight Broker that anyone can understand and follow.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781492281832
Publisher:
CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date:
08/01/2013
Pages:
76
Sales rank:
199,730
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.70(h) x 0.30(d)

Meet the Author

George A. Stewart is a successful Freight broker, he owns a Freight Brokerage Firm in Miami, Florida.
He worked 12 years with Burger King as a Manager before starting his training to become a Freight Broker.
He went from making few hundred dollars a week to making 6 figures yearly income.
In this Book he is sharing his vast expertise in a easy to understand guide format that anyone can understand and follow.

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