Date: March 1, 2021
Location: Chicago, IL or you may Work From Home
Company: Erving's Connect Logistics
Skill Level: Inexperienced
Training you can count on.
Depending on your location and availability, we will have you come in to our facility in Chicago, IL and receive our 2 week Hands On Training for free. You will have to sign a document that we provide stating that if you don't stay with our brokerage for at least 12 months after receiving our training you will owe us $2500.00 USD. This is our only option to where we can train you for free.
If you can't make it here to our Chicago, IL location, we will provide you with our online course option, you will have to purchase our online course for $160.00 USD. It will come with 3 courses, Freight Broker Training, How to Find Shippers, and How to Find Carriers. After you complete our course, we will bring you on as a Freight Broker Agent / Independent Contractor.
Logistics done differently.
At Erving's Connect Logistics, we look for individuals with a positive attitude, who take pride in their work and show dedication to their role within the company. As a Freight Broker Agent / Independent Contractor, you will be responsible for finding and retaining creditworthy customers that ship FTL, LTL, Intermodal and/or temperature controlled loads throughout the United States of America. The Freight Broker Agent / Independent Contractor should also know and demonstrate the ability to find and retain quality carriers and provide excellent customer service skills. A Freight Broker Agent / Independent Contractor provides professional-level support to leaders across the organization, as well as partner with other professionals across Erving's Connect Logistics operations, to achieve strategic and business targets. On our team, you’ll have the support to excel while utilizing our resources to build a career you can be proud of.
What you’ll do on a typical day:
Send out emails to all your shippers
Check and respond to emails from the previous day
Answer incoming calls for loads that you have posted
Check your load boards and refresh loads that has been sitting
Update loads via TMS that has been covered
Book loads via TMS that carriers call in for by sending out rate confirmations and links to get them set up
Read and respond to emails and carrier call outs for available equipment
Receive calls from carriers, watch your load boards, refresh your loads boards, call carriers as they post new available trucks to see if they want loads that you have posted
Prospect and set up new accounts, take calls from shippers and carriers
Provide quotes to shippers
Read and respond to email load lists from shippers
Tender loads from shippers
Take calls from your shippers concerning the loads you have already tendered from them
Negotiate rates with carriers
Email customers asking if they have anything going out tomorrow, this week etc...
Post loads for the next day
Prepare for tomorrow
How to be successful at Erving's Connect Logistics as a Freight Broker Agent / Independent Contractor:
Be able to multitask
Be able to use Microsoft Office Suite
Knowledge of how a TMS works
Knowledge of how loads boards work
Ability to support tasks of moderate complexity, which require discretion and independent judgment
Ability to work with minimal supervision, maintain confidentiality when appropriate, produce accurate output and meet deadlines
Must communicate with your team members and staff when you don't know something or don't know how to do something
Inexperienced Freight Broker Agents will receive 60% commission from day one. You will have to purchase your own TMS and load boards for 90 days. You will receive a business email address, have access to our Agent Portal and many other resources to help you succeed.
Be part of something big.
Erving's Connect Logistics is a leading provider in the industry as we help Connect the world. We consult our Freight Broker Agents / Independent Contractors on how to manage their daily activities efficiently, by applying our knowledge, technology and services to their daily activities. Our greatest strength is our team – energetic, innovative people of all experience levels and talents who make Erving's Connect Logistics a great place to work. Let's move some freight!
We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, disability, veteran or other protected status.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified. All employees may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.
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