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Working As A Freight Agent

  • Getting Information
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems
  • Processing Information
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge
  • Deal with People

  • Mostly Sitting

  • Repetitive

  • Stressful

  • $48,065

    Average Salary

Example Of What A Freight Agent does

  • Transferred from customer service to cargo for the additional challenge and better advancement opportunities.
  • Negotiate rates Broker freight to carriers
  • Open cargo containers and unwrap contents, using steel cutters, crowbars, or other hand tools.
  • Direct delivery trucks to shipping doors or designated marshaling areas and help load and unload goods safely.
  • Contacted vendors and claims adjustment departments in order to resolve problems with shipments and contacted service depots to arrange for repairs.
  • Conducted federally mandated cargo shipment screening according to the Southwest Airlines TSA approved security program.
  • Entered information on to computer "Load Boards".
  • Marketed and developed relationships with customers through phone sales, internet marketing and referrals.
  • Coordinated and created bills of lading to suite each client special needs and update shipment status information.
  • Ensured that freight drivers were available to transportproducts and services.
  • Develop relationships with current customer base as well as potential clients.
  • Send samples of merchandise to quality control units for inspection.
  • Processed import and export airway bills using Icargo and Ecargo data entry programs.
  • Expedite the movement of shipments by preparing all necessary shipping documents.
  • Arranged insurance coverage for goods shipped out.
  • Letter of Credits and computer skills on export system AS 400.
  • Prepare manifests showing numbers of airplane passengers and baggage, mail, and freight weights, transmitting data to destinations.
  • Supervised over 5 ocean export customer service employees.
  • Attach address labels, identification codes, and shipping instructions to containers.
  • Coordinate inbound and outbound shipments for domestic air freight shipments.

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Freight Agent Demographics

Gender

Male

56.0%

Female

40.7%

Unknown

3.3%
Ethnicity

White

58.3%

Hispanic or Latino

17.7%

Black or African American

11.3%

Asian

8.2%

Unknown

4.5%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

53.8%

French

15.4%

Mandarin

7.7%

Chinese

3.8%

German

3.8%

Japanese

3.8%

Carrier

3.8%

Cantonese

3.8%

Tamil

3.8%
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Freight Agent Education

Schools

University of Phoenix

15.4%

Ashford University

10.3%

Miami Dade College

7.7%

Ferris State University

5.1%

Christopher Newport University

5.1%

Saint Augustine's University

5.1%

American University

5.1%

Kaplan University

5.1%

Iowa State University

5.1%

Missouri State University

5.1%

University of North Texas

5.1%

University of Southern Mississippi

5.1%

Rose State College

2.6%

University of Florida

2.6%

Lincoln Technical Institute

2.6%

DeVry College of New York

2.6%

Pima Community College

2.6%

University of Texas at Arlington

2.6%

TESST College of Technology - Alexandria

2.6%

Northwest College

2.6%
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Majors

Business

34.9%

Political Science

6.4%

Marketing

5.5%

Supply Chain Management

5.5%

General Studies

5.5%

Communication

5.5%

Accounting

5.5%

Criminal Justice

4.6%

Management

2.8%

Psychology

2.8%

Aviation

2.8%

Nursing

2.8%

Small Business Management

2.8%

Liberal Arts

1.8%

Computer Information Systems

1.8%

Information Technology

1.8%

Finance

1.8%

Medical Assisting Services

1.8%

Heating And Air Conditioning

1.8%

Law

1.8%
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Degrees

Other

35.6%

Bachelors

30.6%

Associate

13.1%

Masters

11.9%

Certificate

5.6%

Diploma

1.3%

Doctorate

1.3%

License

0.6%
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Real Freight Agent Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Cargo and Freight Agents Blue Water Shipping Us, Inc. Fort Lauderdale, FL Apr 02, 2014 $58,979
Cargo and Freight Agents Wizard DPR Electronics Inc. New York, NY Aug 05, 2014 $53,061
Cargo and Freight Agent Nissin International Transport U.S.A., Inc. Torrance, CA Dec 21, 2010 $52,437
Air Freight Agent DHL Air Express International USA, Inc. D/B/A/DHL Humble, TX Sep 15, 2013 $52,333
Cargo and Freight Agents USA Intercargo, LLC Savannah, GA Jun 01, 2014 $52,229
Cargo and Freight Agents USA Intercargo, LLC Savannah, GA Jul 01, 2014 $52,229
Cargo and Freight Agent Blue Water Shipping Us, Inc. Fort Lauderdale, FL Sep 02, 2010 $52,000
Cargo and Freight Agents ETF Services Inc. New York, NY Apr 09, 2014 $50,835
Cargo & Freight Agents Lavinstar Logistics, Inc. Iselin, NJ Dec 03, 2010 $50,000 -
$58,000
Cargo and Freight Agents Nissin International Transport U.S.A., Inc. NY Jun 07, 2012 $49,629
Cargo and Freight Agents Leschaco, Inc. Houston, TX Aug 20, 2013 $48,693
Cargo & Freight Agents M&M Cargo Line, Inc. Iselin, NJ Apr 17, 2009 $47,208 -
$52,175
Cargo and Freight Agents Hy International Corporation Great Falls, VA Feb 02, 2010 $46,218
Cargo and Freight Agents Nippon Express USA Dulles Town Center, VA Jan 28, 2010 $46,218
Cargo & Freight Agents Booheung Industrial USA, Inc. Irvine, CA Nov 05, 2009 $45,163
Cargo and Freight Agent Am Worldwide, Inc. Houston, TX Mar 24, 2008 $45,000
Cargo and Freight Agents Nippon Express USA Dulles Town Center, VA May 01, 2008 $45,000
Cargo and Freight Agents Korea Express USA Inc. Bolingbrook, IL Jan 04, 2013 $40,851
Cargo & Freight Agents Unitrans International Cor.Poration Inglewood, CA Dec 21, 2007 $39,653
Cargo and Freight Agents Z Transportation, Inc. Wayne, NJ Feb 03, 2010 $38,776
Cargo & Freight Agents Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. Broussard, LA Jan 08, 2008 $38,334
Cargo and Freight Agent OEC Freight (Ny), Inc. NY Sep 27, 2011 $38,000
Cargo & Freight Agents Mega Shipping & Forwarding, Ltd. New York, NY May 12, 2009 $37,566
Cargo and Freight Agents Mega Shipping & Forwarding, Ltd. New York, NY Sep 08, 2015 $37,000
Cargo and Freight Agents Worldwide Logistics, Ltd. Maywood, NJ Oct 01, 2014 $37,000

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  1. Cargo Contents
  2. Insurance Companies
  3. Logistics
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  • Conducted logistics, transportation, and equipment distribution with maximum efficiency.
  • Ensured that freight drivers were available to transportproducts and services.
  • Transferred from customer service to cargo for the additional challenge and better advancement opportunities.
  • Developed relationships with national freight carriers.
  • Received incoming shipments including unpacking, goods verification and data entry into virtual system.

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