Being a Freight Broker requires a unique mix of hard and soft skills.
They have to have good
communication skills to close deals, as well as technical knowledge to meet the logistical needs
The following are some typical duties of a Freight Broker
At their core, a Freight Broker is a salesperson.
Good communication skills are a must.
Freight Broker can't close deals, then they don't make money.
If a Freight Broker can't build relationships, then they won't succeed.
Written communication skills are also important.
Freight Brokers also need technical skills like proficiency in math in order to calculate things like mileage for trips and currency conversions.
Some other skills required are:
Proficient with Microsoft Office Suites.
Excellent problem-solving abilities.
Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.
Strong attention to detail and excellent problem-solving abilities
Outstanding interpersonal skills, with the ability to communicate effortlessly with customers, shippers, carriers, and dispatchers
Proficient negotiating skills.
Demonstrated ability to meet sales targets.