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What You’ll Learn in AVAAL’s Freight Forwarding Fast Track

  • November 20, 2020
  • Madeline S.

Freight forwarder specialists play a crucial role in the transportation industry, ensuring freight gets from one spot to the next as seamlessly as possible. It’s a highly valued role and one that has many career opportunities. That’s why we at AVAAL created a comprehensive Freight Forwarder Specialist course to help those interested get a jump-start in their career.


This course covers everything you’ll need to know about the role and the industry, with a unique blend of international and Canadian industry perspectives. Here’s is what you can expect to learn from our course.


Industry Overview

Our Freight Forwarder Specialist training course ensures that each student leaves with a solid understanding of the transportation and distribution industry. There’s no need to worry if you’re unfamiliar with the industry before starting because we’ll go through everything you need to know. We cover key modes of transportation, distribution systems, warehousing, economic markets, and more. By the time you complete the course, you should have a clear understanding of the industry and the role freight forwarders play in it.


Freight Forwarder Role Responsibilities

Freight forwarders play an important role in the transportation industry. It’s their responsibility to ensure freight successfully and seamlessly moves between destinations. AVAAL’s Freight Forwarder Specialist Course will comprehensively go through the role and job responsibilities. You’ll learn the basics of the job, from receiving an order to requesting quotes. We cover every aspect of the job so that you can confidently step into a freight forwarder role upon completion.


Documentation Requirements

The transportation industry is one of the most regulated, which means there is a lot of paperwork and documentation required. Freight forwarders are responsible for transporting goods between destinations, acting as an intermediary between shippers and carriers. A big part of this role is making sure the freight has all of the necessary documents along the way. During our training course, you’ll learn all about the documentation requirements for road, rail, water, and air transport, as well as customs, insurance, import-export documents and more!


Canadian Customs

Many freight forwarders in North America have to deal with cross-border freight, which means understanding Canadian customs from an import and export standpoint. During the course, we’ll cover important Canadian customs concepts and responsibilities, as well as explain the role of a customs broker. The course also teaches you about key checklists and how to fill out customs formalities.


International Trade

Freight forwarder specialists play a role in North America’s transportation industry and the entire global supply chain. Our course is unique in that it provides a Canadian and international perspective. During the course, you’ll learn all about international shipments and understand the business requirements of operating outside of Canada.


Interested in joining the transporation industry? Explore the various training courses that we currently offer throughout Canada and the U.S.