Buy load of produce and re sell

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  1. Regional

    Regional Light Load Member

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    Hello,

    Does anyone know if it is possible to buy a load of produce and resell it to a terminal market? For example let’s say I buy a load of watermelons from a farmer or a wholesaler, is it possible to later sell the same truckload to the Chicago Terminal Market?

    I would love insight on this because I thought of this idea and don’t really know if it is viable.

    Thank you!
     
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  3. cuzzin it

    cuzzin it Road Train Member

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    I have met people that do that. I dont think its common
     
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  4. wichris

    wichris Road Train Member

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    Used to haul a lot of produce from "produce brokers"
    They would buy a load, tell you to head east and call the next day. Usually sold to someone by the next day.
     
  5. TX2Day

    TX2Day Medium Load Member

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    Read your contract with a microscope, there is a fine line in cargo theft and you in turn "brokering" the load. I would guess that %90 of the time it would be cargo theft.
     
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  6. Regional

    Regional Light Load Member

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    would you happen to know where they bought this produce from? Wholesalers? Broker? Importer? Farmer?
     
  7. Regional

    Regional Light Load Member

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    Were these produce brokers buying the load from the farmer and repacking it or did they buy from a packer, wholesaler or importer ? What was their source?
     
  8. MRMTRANS

    MRMTRANS Light Load Member

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    If you pay for the load yourself, and you take ownership of the load, sure you can. Good luck with that, though. Maybe if had a consignee lined up before you bought the produce. Good luck with that too. Lot of sharks out there.
     
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  9. Regional

    Regional Light Load Member

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    from where can this produce be bought?
     
  10. wichris

    wichris Road Train Member

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    Go to any farms, large or small. Understand there will be end user agreements.
     
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  11. Regional

    Regional Light Load Member

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    what do these end user agreements entail?
     
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