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Fort Worth, TX, United States, 2006/08/11 - Gatlin Education Services has reached an agreement with Brooke Transportation Training Solutions (BTTS) to begin offering a freight broker / freight agent online career training course beginning this fall..
Gatlin Education Services announced today it has reached an agreement with Brooke Transportation Training Solutions (BTTS) to begin offering a freight broker / freight agent online career training course beginning this fall. The course will be offered exclusively through Gatlin’s partnership with major colleges and universities.
The program will provide students with the necessary skills to succeed in the freight brokerage and logistics business. Freight Brokering is currently one of the top home-based businesses as well as the largest growing sector of the transportation industry, according to Entrepreneur magazine and The Wall Street Journal.
“BTTS reminds us of ourselves in that they are forward thinking and respected in their industry,” said Stephen Gatlin, founder of Fort Worth-based Gatlin Education Services. “It’s really a classic win-win situation. We did our homework and believe BTTS is the best in the business. We are looking forward to a strong partnership and providing students with the most comprehensive education possible.”
Designed by successful freight brokers, the course prepares students to be the dealmaker between manufacturers who needs goods moved and truckers who can move those goods. The instruction includes licensing, operations, job requirements, transportation industry trends and prospects, legal issues, benefits, ensuring cash flow, finding shippers, and more. Upon completion of the course, participants will be ready to join the $400 billion-plus shipping industry.
Freight brokerage is an ideal business for truck drivers who want to advance in the industry, entrepreneurs in search of a profitable home business and military veterans, who are provided government subsidies to take the training.
“The fact that Gatlin chose us to work with is an honor,” said BTTS President Jeff Roach. “Freight broker professionals are in high demand, because regardless of the economy, goods will always need to be shipped. A motivated and disciplined freight broker or freight agent with proper training can build up a very lucrative business. If you’re a self-starter who enjoys fast-paced work, you’re perfect for freight brokering. You’ll just need a little guidance, which is where we come in.”
Established in 1989 by Stephen Gatlin, Gatlin Education Services is the largest provider of Web-based, instructor-supported training to community colleges and universities. Gatlin’s courses are open enrollment, allowing interested students to start their desired training immediately. Gatlin’s online career training courses are designed to provide the skills necessary to acquire professional caliber positions for many in-demand occupations.
Brooke Transportation Training Solutions (BTTS) prides itself in delivering the nation’s premier freight broker training. BTTS prepares students to succeed in the freight brokerage industry, as well as in life, by arming them with intense training, motivation and invaluable freight broker and transportation industry contacts.