“The brokers make too much”

Discussion in 'Ask An Owner Operator' started by Long FLD, Apr 24, 2020.

  1. 062

    062 Road Train Member

    Oct 20, 2013
    Maybe he gets paid by the 100wt. Those chep pallets are kind a heavy.
    I like how the name and dot number are covered up.
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  3. PSM379

    PSM379 Heavy Load Member

    Apr 19, 2019
    Such a embarrassment, I bet he is protesting for $2 a mile. ####ing clowns.
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  4. DUNE-T

    DUNE-T Road Train Member

    May 10, 2015
    Detroit, MI
    TallJoe, the one, the proud, hauling for $1.16, looking down at everyone who lost their dignity getting government handouts
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  5. FoolsErrand

    FoolsErrand Road Train Member

    Sep 15, 2017
    In mother rosha, chep fret haul you.
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  6. TallJoe

    TallJoe Road Train Member

    Apr 12, 2016
    Look at the bright side of this protest.

    People see it and think; ...well, they, evidently, are not making too much money.

    It will have a sound resonance of discouraging a purchase rush for very inexpensive used equipment. Either from dealers or auctions.

    As far as the physical appearance and public appeal...well, better this than all turds, and pee streaks and thrash left at parking lots. Pride and respect for a truck driver, unfortunately for a long time now, do not come hand in hand.
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  7. TallJoe

    TallJoe Road Train Member

    Apr 12, 2016
    Oh here's you again.
    Are you dumb enough (you did like to call people names like that here, didn't you) not to get that this is not Soviet Union and when I haul 1 dol a mile that's my prerogative? , that's none of you business and you will stop harassing me here!
    Last edited: May 4, 2020
  8. TallJoe

    TallJoe Road Train Member

    Apr 12, 2016
    I posted this yesterday in another thread:

    My facts:
    picked up on Friday 04/24/20, left Saturday night...came back last night at 11:45 pm

    Bolingbrook, IL - Woodland, PA - $1108 ($40 detention included)
    McElhattan, PA - Denver, CO - $2079
    Lincoln, NE - Frankfort, IN - $866 ($50 detention included)
    Plainfield, IN - Oswego, IL - $410
    total miles: 3844 (about 600 DHM) $ 4463
    fuels spent: $ 1184.06 (discount of $526.17 included)
    tolls: $ 60.65

    I don't collect unemployment, at least yet. That trip came to be what it came to be...and had I been able to have gotten $10 000 for the same run, I would have taken it. I took what I was able to get. My choice. I will do it again, if I have to or want to.

    Now I have $3200 after fuel (and 8 days of work) and able to go to a store and buy food, pay insurance premiums for business and home, cars, many other bills.

    Now, that guy decided to park his truck and get food stamps. That's his choice. But he wants everybody else do the same...and if you don't do it, he implies that you are stupid or he comes to another thread and directly insults me with "Typical cheap White Volvo" invective.
    Screw him!

    IDES (Illinois Unemployment) would award me $980 per week. Since, I have enough funds for possible repairs and the truck in a good working order, I don't see a reason why I should not bring home $3000 after 8 days for whatever ####king rate I run. Maybe next Friday, I'll do the same and I have a total of $6500 after three weeks instead of $3000 of food stamps.

    As soon as they pay 4 dol a mile, I'll be sure willing to accept those rates too.
    When the truck breaks down really bad, too much money to fix... only then I'll consider going to unemployment or work for somebody else. That's my personal conviction. Nobody else's business.
    Last edited: May 4, 2020
  9. Antinomian

    Antinomian Road Train Member

    Feb 17, 2013
    In that case, the broker wasn't even paying the trucking companies. The author used some confusing language, calling it "double brokering", when in reality she was doing what brokers normally do, except she wasn't paying the truckers.
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  10. Scooter HBG

    Scooter HBG Light Load Member

    Apr 16, 2020
    "Don't try to teach a pig to sing,
    It's a waste of your time, AND
    It annoys the pig."
  11. Braindead49

    Braindead49 Bobtail Member

    May 4, 2020
    I agree and disagree. Brokers should be controlled on how much they make. What is the largest problem is plenty are lazy and just book it from another agent, and then relist it on another load board scalping the rate another 20 percent. I'm hauling refrigerated most pays $2-6 mile. When it drops so much it's always 2-3 people sitting on the load before us o/o.
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