Brokers need to be taught a lesson

Discussion in 'Freight Broker Forum' started by robbiehorn, Jan 28, 2014.

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  1. DrivingForceBehindYou

    DrivingForceBehindYou Medium Load Member

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    That's a business model that earns billions for mega carriers. Do you mean their owners are idiots? And you are the smart guy because you wore out a couple of trucks and still trucking? You are leaving money on the table , that's ok for one man operation, not if you hire a driver or want to grow
     
  2. trees

    trees Road Train Member

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    Bottom line, revenue per mile on all miles....

    Thinking that hauling for less out of a weak area is bad business, is to not understand business...

    Do I ever haul out for less than going in?

    All depends...

    How much going in, how much coming out, how far to better rates....

    All factors to consider.
     
  3. rollin coal

    rollin coal Road Train Member

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    The biggest complainers about brokers and rates, it just always seems like.... It's one thing to argue "reload in Florida and go back north for $1 a mile" versus "deadhead to GA and leave the FL stuff alone" it's another thing altogether to say brokers owe anyone something. Drivers owe it to themselves to figure out a system and find their own way. Notice that guys who say drive out of Florida for a buck a mile and ones saying deadhead to GA are not talking about being suckered into driving to Florida for cheap $2 rates. Everybody and there brother knows FL is like that and some times of year worse than others. Diversify and put vents on your van then maybe you can haul melons or taters out (at times) for a rate. If no one will pay $3-4 or better to go there, just say no. No-one owes you anything. These discussions get old.
     
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  4. 281ric

    281ric Road Train Member

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    Might be wrong but I beleive hes a specialized carrier.
     
  5. robbiehorn

    robbiehorn Light Load Member

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    Moderators close this thread. I tried to help but it's just a lost cause. I will not be threatened!!!
     
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  6. CondoCruiser

    CondoCruiser The Legend

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    Where are you threatened? We have a report button. Use it!
     
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  7. robbiehorn

    robbiehorn Light Load Member

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    Trying to help out a situation where the brokers are taking full advantage of inexperienced truckers and also where there are some guys that will haul a load for so cheap that they would profit more if they just deadheaded. I guess that I am beating a dead horse here and since everyone is satisfied with the current broker rates then just have at it and haul away. Good luck to everyone & have a nice day!!
     
  8. 281ric

    281ric Road Train Member

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    Hey boss. When I said c u at the pipe yards, beleive me when i tell you it was not a threat & am really sorry thats how you perceived it. it was a sly remark because whenever i have loaded pipe, seems like im there all day.
    Beleive me if you ever see me in a pipe yard Im the last guy you should worry about. Ive been in a fight twice in my life and both girls beat me up.
    What i said in my post is true. Im a happy go lucky kinda a guy and like to help, id help you or any other race that needs help that i can provide just didnt see the need for the racial rant.
     
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  9. d o g

    d o g Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

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    Let's move on.
     
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