Thursday, August 12, 2010

Great Time for Freight Brokers

We had a great group of students in last month’s training course. Here are some of the graduates thoughts on the course.

Take Jeff’s class because he is understanding and thorough. I usually ask lots of questions but not in this class. He explains everything so well and cuts out any confusion. - T. Wise

The Brooke course taught me how to be a broker and gave me tools for success in the real world. Great instructor. Best investment I’ve ever made. - Maria V.

You are great! We learned everything. You’re very good at what you do! B. Nguyen

Really enjoyed the course. Very thorough and helpful. – Gary H.

This class was informative. Jeff did a great job at answering all our questions. It is a realistic course. Some people may come in thinking this is easy money but he’s good about letting us know about the work. - A. Hakopian

Now is a great time to be in the freight brokering business. There are loads for every truck. Having been in this business for decades I’ve seen times when there were too many trucks for the number of loads and other times when there was a shortage in trucks. Right now there is a great balance. If you’ve ever wondered about what it would be like to be a freight broker look over our website and then shoot us an email or phone call. I love this business and will gladly tell you the true story about what it takes to be a success in the transportation industry.

Moving forward,

Jeff Roach

Thursday, July 29, 2010

I am a Salesman

I sell freight brokerage services and I sell education. Both are services in high demand. After years of being in the transportation industry I had the idea to start a freight broker and freight broker agent training program. I had been very successful and wanted to pay it forward by teaching others how to be successful in this industry. Along the way I met Gatlin, the online education Guru. I first asked him if he would work with me to turn our live course into an online course to be marketed through his system. He said yes and we wrote the online course (actually my wife spent a year of her life writing the online version of our course). His courses are all marketed through universities across the country. I asked if I could have a website to market all his courses directly to interested students. He said yes again. Our online freight broker courses is one of his top sellers along with medical billing. Thus the birth of – the elearning center.

A few years ago Ed2Go bought Gatlin and built on their excellent system and reputation.

ed2go is the industry leader in online learning for adults. They provide the highest-quality online continuing education courses that are affordable and easy to use through a network of over 1,800 top colleges and universities and at Pajamalearning .biz.

The variety of courses is impressive. Some courses get you credit toward a higher degree and some (like mine) are direct career training. Anyone can take a course through pajama learning whether you are working on a degree, want a new career, want to learn something to further your career or you simply want to learn something new. Most courses are taught by the guy that wrote the course. The instructors are available for questions and discussion. I enjoy conversing with our students. Learners have the most creative minds. Learning is never wasted. Peruse our courses and see what you’d enjoy learning.

Moving forward,

Jeff Roach

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Go Green

A great thing to do with your spare time if you’ve lost your job is train for something totally new and something totally in demand. As we recognize our need to be kinder to our earth job openings keep popping up in the “green” industries. New jobs are being created in this industry. Do you have a desire to be environmental?

You can choose from a variety of “green” job training courses at

How about becoming a Wind Energy Apprentice? We have a course for that. What about learning to be a Green Supply Chain Professional? We have a course for that. Pick the Principles of Green Buildings in our course on that or grab the course that Certifies you as an Indoor Environmentalist.

Log on to type “green” in the search box and a page of courses will pop up. Click on any course to find out the instructor, description of what you will learn and the course outline.

As with all courses at PJ learning you take the course online from the comfort of your own home or anywhere you have computer access. Learn at your own pace. Online learning is not only convenient it is also better learning in many ways. You can slow down when you need to, reread a portion or rewatch a video instead of having to keep pace with a professor who talks fast or with some crazy accent.

Do something of value today. Recycle your pop can then sign up for a “green” course. Learning is never wasted.

Jeff Roach

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

A Fit Business

Having college bound kids and an education business my eye is always drawn to lists of hot jobs for the future. One of the hot jobs I recently noticed is fitness trainer. Because of advances in healthcare and an emphasis on fitness we are all supposed to live longer. I heard one speaker who said 20 year olds today should live into their 120s. That’s a lot of years to stay upright and moving.

Thus a great career field is fitness. Type fitness into our search box and you’ll find a variety of online courses you can take to get you trained to be a trainer. Learn to to be a fitness business manager, a personal trainer for older adults, an advance personal trainer, an expert in women’s exercise or a nutrition advisor.

With the right training you could work in a gym, in a nursing home, a park, a health food store, a corporate training facility, or start your own fitness enterprise. Stay in shape and help others better their lives with a fitness routine.

This is just a few of the thousands of online courses we offer. Learn in your pajamas to get a jump ahead in business, to learn a new career or just for your own benefit. Learning is never wasted. Exercise your brain everyday.

Keep learning,

Jeff Roach

Monday, January 11, 2010

Online vs Live Education Courses

Brooke Transportation Training offers our Freight Broker Training Course both live and online. Which do you choose? We started out over a decade ago only offering live courses in the Dallas area. I built a successful freight brokerage starting in my garage then moving to an office. As I worked for decades in the transportation industry I saw a need for training in freight brokering, especially training that encouraged integrity. As our reputation for quality training grew, we were asked to have classes in other areas of the country and in various freight brokerages. Then the need for an online course became evident. The growth of online education is incredible. I am a strong proponent for learning your whole life. Ain’t it great you can get a great education in your pajamas with a laptop. To make sure our online course was of the highest standard we teamed up with the largest provider of online courses to produce our online course, Gatlin education.

Gatlin provides and we offer both courses for professional growth (like ours) and courses that are accredited towards a degree.

I found this great article on about the validity of online courses. Here are some excerpts. Click to read the whole article.

Is Online For Real?

…Fear not, online programs are real and they are offered by many big name, fully accredited, and well known schools like DeVry University, University of Phoenix, Kaplan University, Penn State and Grantham - just to name a few.

The key to remember is that the schools must be fully accredited. If they are, then the degree will be as valuable as any traditional college or university degree. The truth is that the diploma you earn from an online school will be just like any other, and will not say "online."

The more important questions you need to ask are:

* Does military Tuition Assistance or the GI Bill cover the costs of the courses?
* Does the school grant academic credit for military schools and experience (as recommended by the American Council on Education (ACE)?
* Does the course delivery (CD-Rom, e-mail, internet, etc) fit your needs and abilities?
* Does the school have the degree program that fits your education goals?
* And does the school offer scholarships or discounts for military service members?

So if you think "online" may be the best fit for you, we encourage you to begin looking for the school that meets your needs. Schools usually have free information packets they will mail you with answers to the questions above, more on tuition costs, and an application.

To register for freight broker course live or online, to ask questions or browse our other course offerings go to our website. You can find live course dates and locations, online course sign up info and interesting articles.

What will you learn in 2010?

Moving forward,

Jeff Roach

Monday, October 19, 2009

A Course on Freight Brokering

The job of a freight broker is basically finding stuff that needs to be moved then finding a truck that can move it. Companies may have a fleet of trucks that move most of their products but then occasionally use a freight broker to move a load that they can't get covered with one of the company trucks. Other companies can't justify owning trucks so they always use freight brokers to find trucks for their loads.

I have been in the trucking industry for a couple of decades in a variety of capacities. I have settled into being a freight broker because I am invigorated by the faced paced nature of the business. As a freight broker you spend a lot of time on the phone, fax, and online. You can work from anywhere you have phone and Internet access.

In the freight broker training course you will learn a process for finding loads and carriers or trucks to move the loads. You will learn the basics of running your own business. You will be encouraged and inspired by trainers that are successful freight brokers.

This is a business that has great earning potential in the long run. A graduate of the freight broker training course will usually start as an agent for an established broker then possibly decide to branch out on their own. It takes about 6 months of calling and establishing relationships before you start making money. Check it out through our elearning site. Check out testimonials from actual students on

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Pajama Learning Debut

Welcome to Pajama Learning. On this blog we will tell our readers about various courses they can take in their Pajamas, online courses though our elearning center. Some courses can lead to a new career, others further the career you already have and still others just cuz you want to learn something new. Education is important. We all know that. But do we believe that. Do we start everyday thinking, what new thing can I learn today?

Franklin D. Roosevelt said, "Freedom to learn is the first necessity of guaranteeing that man himself shall be self-reliant enough to be free." Read that again. Before we get freedom we must learn. A baby is totally reliant on a parent or caregiver. As they grow and learn, they become more and more free.

So learn something new and you will find a new freedom.

Don't you know,

Jeff Roach