It pays well, is safer than hauling and you can work from an office right in your own home.
However; there are a few things that you should be aware of before you head out your door to land your freight brokering dream job.
A Fast Growing Latino Business Sector One thing to consider is that the the Latino sector of the business community is the fastest growing segment in the U.
In fact, fully one third of the population of California is Latino and history has shown that what goes in California, so goes the rest of the country eventually.
So is it necessary to speak fluent Spanish to work as a freight broker? Freight Hauling "Spanglish" The answer to that is yes and no.
This is because, while you don't need to speak "fluent" Spanish, it is highly recommended that you at the very least learn the common "terms and phrases" of the freight hauling business.
Also, Mexicans have a "different" way of negotiating business that hearkens back to their ancient Spanish ancestry.
Once these few basic things are understood, dealing with them is a "breeze".
Construction Industry is a Fine Example of What You Can Expect A good example to look to is construction foremen in the late seventies and early eighties.
Those who took the little time and effort that was needed to learn "construction Spanglish" were able to hire and work with the hoards of less expensive and harder working Mexicans that eventually swarmed the construction industry.
Those that didn't moved on to other jobs.