Broker Package

Discussion in 'Ask An Owner Operator' started by Beaver9, Jun 10, 2024.

  1. Beaver9

    Beaver9 Heavy Load Member

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    Hi all,

    I'm filling out a package for a new broker, and it's asking me to scan a photo of my driver's license or take a picture of myself with my iPhone?
    Did you ever had that happen to you? Or is it a new thing now?
    I never had to do something like that filling up a carrier's package...
     
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  3. Big Road Skateboard

    Big Road Skateboard Road Train Member

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    Heard of it. Haven't done it. Not gonna

    I think i heard Highway? was doing this, but I've filled out carrier packets through them without it. May be broker specific
     
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  4. Judge

    Judge Road Train Member

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    making sure who you are,
    lot of scams these days, but i wouldn’t send my id unless i trusted them, or had them send id for you to examine too.
     
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  5. Rideandrepair

    Rideandrepair Road Train Member

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    It’s a precaution against rampant double brokering. I wouldn’t worry about it myself. I’ve done it. I guess it depends on the load pay and how bad you need it.
     
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  6. HaglerFan

    HaglerFan Light Load Member

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    My understanding is that you shouldn't send a copy of your DL to brokers due to scams, double brokering, etc. I would research that before doing it.
     
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  7. FloridaRetired

    FloridaRetired Light Load Member

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    Say what? I'd take a pic of my rear and send that to them. Sure there's a better broker than that.
     
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  8. Siinman

    Siinman Road Train Member

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    Never done that before for setting up. Would have no problem telling them to send their ID first so I can put it in my files. IF they are willing to send it than I would be okay I guess if it matched the owner of the brokerage name. If they want proof it is me picking up a load I would be okay with snapping a pic of me and truck at the shipper. That about as far as I would go to get set up.
     
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  9. snowwy

    snowwy Road Train Member

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    No one has had to have their ID scanned at the shipper?

    I know
    This is about brokers.
     
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  10. Big Road Skateboard

    Big Road Skateboard Road Train Member

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    I've shown ID at military bases and ports. Never anywhere else
     
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  11. Siinman

    Siinman Road Train Member

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    I have at the shipper a few times.
     
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