No on a business side of things. This isn’t a personal deal, it’s a business deal. Leave the butt hurt feelings of someone getting over on you out of it. If you feel compelled to take a load for less than what you feel is a good rate, then you need to figure out why you’re doing it.
“The brokers make too much”
Discussion in 'Ask An Owner Operator' started by Long FLD, Apr 24, 2020.
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A valid question it was but it should be between the shipper and the carrier to decide.
Ideally, a broker should step aside and wait for them to agree on a price. At the end of the transaction, the broker gets his cut.
Since the carrier and the shipper don't talk, the broker role is rather to relay the negotiation than do it on their own, leaving the carrier out of the loop.
longhaultransport Light Load Member
- Dec 25, 2009
This whole transparency thing sounds ridiculous.
How is knowing the profit a broker gets going to change anything?
You either take the load at the posted rate, try to get a better rate, or move on.
If driver A will haul it for X, why would he give the load to driver B at a rate higher than X?
Knowing how much profit he is going to make changes nothing. The rate is set by the O/O
You want someone (the government) to force them to pay you more? Good luck with that.D.Tibbitt, Deere hunter, Midwest Trucker and 2 others Thank this.
Only fools would protest about supply and demand.
Brokers, if honest, would be happy too. Nobody would call them scumbags any more.
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He did it because there was 10 other truckers ready to take it for $950 and had he waited longer, he would have gotten nothing.
What would wisdom, the opposite of ignorance, help here?
If I were to book loads based on my wishy profit margin numbers, I would be at home since Chrstmas.FoolsErrand Thanks this.
We, in this thread, are discussing possible solutions. Possible fixes. Options.
I just stated what my view of a perfect broker would be.
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In other words, I am not the guy with a sign "No more chep pallets".
I might be the guy with a sign. "Brokers, stop stealing!", if I must be the protester.Last edited: May 5, 2020
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