11 Oct Dallas Racklin and Patrick Umfleet Pass the CTB Exam
We’re happy to announce that Patrick Umfleet, Sales Development Rep (SDR) at AM Transport Services and Dallas Racklin of AMT Squirrel Works passed their Certified Transportation Broker (CTB) exams on September 29, 2018.
AM Transport Services
has been a proud member of the Transportation Intermediaries Association (TIA) since 1993. Just this year, we received an award for 25 years of continuous membership. We believe strongly in the importance of the CTB program and the benefits it offers.
The online portion of the course lasts three months. It helps participants study for the rigorous four-hour long exam which covers general business principles, traffic management, contracts and pricing, regulations, and case law among other important topics.
Both Dallas and Patrick
invested a tremendous amount of time and intellectual curiosity to the course, studying anywhere from 2 to 5 hours in the weeks before the final exam.
“It’s possible that I went overboard with the studying,” Patrick said. As the Sales Development Rep (SDR) for AM Transport Services, he explained that the course put him on the fast track to understanding all the legalities involved in contracts and broker agreements. He found the course interesting and valuable.
Dallas, from the AMT Squirrel Works side of the business, enjoyed the in-depth study of freight brokerages. “I don’t work in the day-to-day business of booking loads,” Dallas said, “so I enjoyed learning more about the nuts and bolts of the business.”
Both guys said studying for and taking the test was stressful. “We put so much time and energy into it,” Patrick said. “I didn’t want to let anyone down.”
Dallas agreed, “Everyone knows you’re taking the test. Everyone knows you’ve been studying. They’re all rooting for you, and that really makes you want to pass.”
And pass they did.
Back in the old days, if you wanted to take the CTB exam, you had to travel to a site where the test was administered. It’s a lot nicer now. Dallas and Patrick took the test online. And they didn’t have to wait days for the test results. “We knew immediately,” Patrick smiled. “That was really nice.”
Here at AM Transport Services, we’re dedicated to providing you with consistent, reliable service. Earning the CTB distinction is one of the many ways our team members commit to offering you the best logistics services available.