Jacksonville, Fla. –Upon successfully completing a rigorous five week freight agent/broker training class at the University of North Florida (UNF), JZ Expedited Logistics’ employees received their freight broker certification on March 31st.

With a steady increase in global demand for exports and imports, the transportation and logistics industry continues to be one of the fastest growing worldwide. UNF’s freight agent/broker training class is designed to educate students more about logistics and supply chain management, and to explore the essential skills and tools necessary to become a successful freight sales agent or freight broker. Zach Fox, the son of JZ Expedited Logistics’ owner Robert Fox, attended the training course and says, “I was not only able to broaden my knowledge about the world of logistics, but was also able to better understand the operational and financial aspects of how my dad started his freight agent business.”

Earlier this year, JZ Expedited Logistics expanded its operations and sales force, and two of the newest additions to its sales team are Morris Brown and Aaron Bartholomew. Brown is new to the logistics and transportation industry and explains, “Being unfamiliar with logistics, the knowledge gained combined with the course instructors’ real-life examples taught me the need to strive for consistency in sales efforts. I look forward to applying my newfound knowledge to growing JZ.”

Since the economic downturn, the Jacksonville Port Authority (JAXPORT) has been aggressively committed toward improving transportation infrastructure and developing new initiatives that have put Jacksonville on the path to becoming the preferred logistics hub of the U.S. southeast.

Robert Fox remarks, “Jacksonville offers high economic growth potential, and by educating my staff more about the industry, I hope to tap into new opportunities that cater to supply chain needs of customers.”

Earlier this year JZ Expedited Logistics partnered up with the UNF Transportation and Logistics division in an effort to recruit interns, and it looks forward to maintaining this relationship in its growth strategy. Zach Fox will continue his logistics training for the next couple of months by enrolling in UNF’s Certification in Transportation & Logistics (CTL) Cohort Program, which is jointly sponsored with the American Society of Transportation and Logistics (ASTL).

About JZ Expedited Logistics:

Jacksonville-based JZ Expedited Logistics, an independent agent of Spectrum Logistics, specializes in expedited ground and air solutions, supply chain management, intermodal, truck brokerage, project cargo, less than truckload (LTL), and import/export logistics. A growing part of JZ Expedited Logistics revenue is the turn key handling of Class 1 Explosives and cradle to grave flexitank procurement heavy haul drayage. For more information about services, visit www.jzexplogistics.com or call us toll-free at 1-877-299-0249 and locally at 904-527-3902.