Brokers taking advantage of the Corona virus dropping rates

Discussion in 'Car Hauler and Auto Carrier Trucking Forum' started by Mark1010, Apr 19, 2020.

  1. Mark1010

    Mark1010 Bobtail Member

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    Hey everyone I know it’s hard to work when work is limited but I advice you not to take cheap rates for what ever your hauling your risking your life and potentially can get sick but these brokerage company don’t give a ####. Stop making payment on your trucks and insurance and sit home do not run for cheap. If you are running for cheap don’t by running for cheap other brokers see what there competitors are moving stuff for and they also post for loads for cheaper rate. Stay home and watch these rates sky rocket not everyone has to run as long as majority of us stays home it will have a significant impact.
     
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  3. Nobroker

    Nobroker Light Load Member

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    They are probably taking the loads comission free just to provide work for the all important American Trucker. lol
     
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  4. Kozakvod

    Kozakvod Medium Load Member

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    Ive been sitting a month. I will sit as long as I need. People are taking cheap because they have no choice. With no money in the bank they have to do something. So either the broker is on their last leg or the carrier, or both. It’s sad but that’s the cold hard truth. I thank God I caught a few breaks and have some cash to weather the storm. I can’t sit forever but i can sit.
     
  5. Bill O’lading

    Bill O’lading Light Load Member

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    the ones I saw hauling were definitely not american
     
  6. Bill O’lading

    Bill O’lading Light Load Member

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    I almost started a thread similar to this one. I have not hauled a load in over a month. My bank put my truck payments on hold for 90 days so hopefully it will pick back up by then. Brokers are low balling for sure. I saw a load from jax to Chattanooga 7 stops $1200. Same broker wanted to ship a load from jax to the Atlanta area 5 stops $800. I don't know who could afford to haul that cheap. If cars don't pick back up I will find a new commodity that may be more essential
     
  7. Ziggy319

    Ziggy319 Medium Load Member

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    Brokers don't set the rates. The truck owners do.
     
  8. Kozakvod

    Kozakvod Medium Load Member

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    True enough. And it seems as if desperation as been dictating rates for at least the last 9 - 12 months. Carriers are just taking whatever regardless of price, mind boggling!

    Heck I can remember the days coming out of Oak Grove into Dallas with 7 units for $5k, 1 pick/1 drop was more or less a given. Or Sterling to Wichita for $6k. Drivers today don’t understand that if they’d stop accepting those cheap loads we could get paid a good rate again, but desperation rules the roost.
     
  9. richardson918

    richardson918 Bobtail Member

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    Yes sir it is pretty slow right now I’m still getting decent rate pulling out the auction from Dallas to Oklahoma works out for me cause I’m home every day but will definitely be better when all this BS is over but I don’t run my truck for less than 4 dollars a mile
     
  10. Nobroker

    Nobroker Light Load Member

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    There arent many left in trucking overall, i see three to a truck sometimes. Probably renting out the bunk or doing long haul uber lol.
     
  11. Kozakvod

    Kozakvod Medium Load Member

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    How many units per load? 9?
     
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