Cargo Transportation Introduction – US

T1u – Introduction to Cargo Transportation for Forwarders (US)

This class is designed as a primer for entry-level personnel involved in any mode of US commercial cargo transport. It includes the latest 2020 US regulatory information. The course should be taken as a foundation for anyone planning to take more advanced cargo-related courses. Get an overview of US freight forwarding, cargo transportation modes, carrier regulations, tariffs, rates and more.

Once you finish this course, a printable Certificate of Completion will be available for download. The course can be completed in 18 hours or less and earns NCBFAA-registered students 13 CCS/CES continuing education credits.

Click here to view a summary of course topics
  • Our Role as Transportation Intermediaries
  • Freight Forwarder Functions and Opportunities
  • Basic Cargo Concepts
  • Inland Waterway and Intra-Coastal Transportation
  • Deep Sea Shipping
  • Rail Transportation
  • Air Cargo Transportation
  • Truck Transportation; Cost Comparisons Among Modes
  • Cargo Transportation Trends as Part of Broader Logistics Services
  • Shipper-to-Carrier Relationship
  • Direct vs. Indirect Carriage; Carrier-to-Carrier Agreements
  • Introduction to Transportation Carrier Regulation
  • US Transportation Carrier Regulation
  • Cargo Carrier Tariffs
  • Types of Shipping Rates/Charges – “Rate Basis”

Study Time (Hrs):

CE Credits:

Course Fee:

17.75 13

CCS

$295

CES

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Why choose online training with DB Schenker?
Our interactive, up-to-date online training classes make learning easy and are designed by the best certified instructors in the business. With DB Schenker online training, you can:

  • Get up-to-date & in compliance with latest information & regulations
  • Learn at your own pace and at your convenience, wherever you are, 24/7
  • Save time & money compared to in-person and on-site training
  • Convenient online ordering & instant Certificate of Completion
  • Earn CE credits — course completions are automatically reported to the NCBFAA when you enter your CCS/CES ID

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Need CE credits? Learn how to get credits added automatically
For those who are already a Certified Customs Specialist (CCS) or a Certified Export Specialist (CES) registered with the NCBFAA, provide us with your CCS/CES ID number and you will automatically get continuing education credits upon the successful completion of a qualified course. To get your CE credits, follow these easy steps:

  1. Register for DB Schenker online training (if you haven’t already done so)
  2. Login with your user name and password, and you will be directed to your “My Page” section.
  3. Select “Update user record” on the right, enter your CCS or CES number in the “NCBFAA ID” field, and click Submit Update.

That’s it! Once you’re signed up, we’ll automatically send any CE credits you earn directly to the NCBFAA!

 

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