Frequently Asked Questions
This page is designed to help you answer any questions you might have about the England Logistics Brokerage School.
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Why choose the England Logistics Freight Brokerage School?
The England Logistics Freight Brokerage School, freight broker training facility, and travelling seminars are built with the student in mind. The training you receive is the same training we give our in-house freight brokers who have made England Logistics the 13th largest freight brokerage company in the nation. We stand apart from other schools in that we actually do what we teach. You can be confident you will not be learning from one person's individual experiences but from knowledge and expertise gained over the last 90 years.
Who Is England Logistics?
- A wholly owned subsidiary of C.R. England, Inc., a nation-wide, 90+ year-old trucking company and #1 largest refrigerated carrier in the nation.
- Founded in 1994, England Logistics has over 200 employees and services customers worldwide
- One of the nation's top 50 third-party logistics companies
- One of the nation's top 15 freight brokers
- Approved for VA Educational Benefits
- Recognized in name and reputation
What is the potential for success?
Who should attend?
Any person with strong motivation and the desire to start a new career as their own boss in a work-from-home atmosphere. Many people with experience in the transportation industry attend but experience is not necessary. Strong sales and communication skills are encouraged.
Classes are a 5-day course modeled on the same training we give our in-house sales representatives who have taken our brokerage from startup to 13th largest nationally. Seminars are a reduced cost, condensed 3-day version of our class that covers all the same material as the class but at a location near you.
How long is the course?
Classes - are one full business week (5 days) Monday-Friday 8:00-5:00PM
Seminars - are offered in a 3-day format Thursday-Saturday 8:00-5:00PM
Where is the course?
Classes - are held at the freight broker training facility at England Logistics' corporate headquarters in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Seminars** - are held periodically in major cities across the nation. Check our class schedule to determine where the next seminar near you will be.
**Although we know it is extremely valuable to have students come to our freight broker training facility to see how a real freight brokerage operates and meet the brokers who have made us the 13th largest brokerage in the nation, we understand you might be restricted by time or distance. We extend these courses to help accommodate those needs.
What does a transportation broker do?
What does a transportation agent do?
As an agent, you become "sponsored" by an established brokerage company and solicit clients under their authority. You would be charged with identifying and establishing relationships with shippers and uncovering their shipping needs. You would then offer a solution to their shipping needs by procuring a transportation provider to move the freight from origin to destination. Most of the backend office work is supported by the agents' sponsor.
Does England Logistics offer employment assistance to graduating students?
YES. After graduation students receive a number of company names that offer sponsorships to graduating students. Students can apply with them or any of the many other brokerages who are continually looking to hire students from our prestigious program.
Brokers operate their own business and receive any compensation they can generate from their own efforts. For example, if you quote your shipper $2,500 to move their load, then purchase a solution from a carrier for $2,000, the margin you generated on the shipment would be $500. You use that money to pay for your expenses and use as your profit. This model is explored extensively during the freight broker training class and seminar.
What type of financial investment is required when starting a brokerage?