Can this industry ever evolve to not needing brokers anymore? Think about it

Discussion in 'Ask An Owner Operator' started by Kenworth6969, May 9, 2021.

  1. Kenworth6969

    Kenworth6969 Light Load Member

    Jul 3, 2020
    I see a lot of brokers showing up in this thread lol
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  3. ZVar

    ZVar Road Train Member

    Sep 10, 2010
    Flint, MI
    No, you see a lot of people living in the real world.
  4. Midwest Trucker

    Midwest Trucker Road Train Member

    Aug 31, 2018
    Brokers aren’t going anywhere. If you don’t like them, don’t use them. If you can’t do well without them, then I guess you need them.
  5. Rideandrepair

    Rideandrepair Road Train Member

    Aug 8, 2015
    The old saying, whoever can cover the Freight gets it. The Broker gets it covered consistently. So they get the Freight. I on the other hand can only cover one load per week, maybe two. Is the Shipper going to give Me 20 loads per week? Only if I have 30-50 Trucks, or a Brokerage. Brokers are in Competition with other Brokers and Carriers. Carriers are in Competition with other Carriers, and sometimes a threat to Brokers. May the best rate or service win. No different than a lot of Industries. There’s Brokers in a lot of Industries. Also Sub Contractors in a lot of Industries. Because there’s a need for their services. Just like a home owner doesn’t want the hassle of listing their home. A Shipper doesn’t want to deal with 100 different Trucking Companies. If you can do a better job, no ones stopping you.
  6. Long FLD

    Long FLD Road Train Member

    Mar 4, 2015
    Fairmont NE
    If they’re happy with the rate agreed to then they’re not getting ripped off. Same as truck drivers agreeing to a rate and then complaining about how the brokers make too much. Your transaction is between you and the broker and you agreed to a rate. Your transaction is separate from the transaction and rate that was agreed to between the broker and the shipper. It’s not a hard concept to grasp. Don’t like the rate? Don’t agree to haul it.
  7. bzinger

    bzinger Road Train Member

    Dec 10, 2014
    omaha , ne
    Alot of truck owners that don't understand the concepts of free enterprise and the law of supply and demand.
    If you want guaranteed pay go get a union job .
  8. God prefers Diesels

    God prefers Diesels Road Train Member

    Jun 26, 2020
    South Texas
    A $5,000 load is a $5,000 load. Not the shipper's fault some dummy will haul it for a grand.
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  9. Ridgeline

    Ridgeline Road Train Member

    Dec 18, 2011


    all they care about is what it costs them, that is all.
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  10. Ridgeline

    Ridgeline Road Train Member

    Dec 18, 2011
    It is easy, it came out of the idea that you need to blame someone else for your failures.

    back in the late 50’s, there was a movement to help poor people to get out of poverty, they went to the poorest places in the country and told the people they were poor and need to change their lives so they won’t be poor any more. The people understood that their lives were not perfect or one of a middle class person in nyc where these outsiders came from and they got pissed off at the outsiders who told them they needed to be jealous of others because their lives were incomplete without the jealousy. At one point a few of the outsiders were killed by the people because the people since their families moved into the area to establish their lives 200 plus years ago didn’t want to change the way they lived and loved and didn’t like to be treated as poor.

    ain’t that the truth, many should not even own a truck.
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  11. Capacity

    Capacity Heavy Load Member

    Jul 28, 2019
    Neenah Wi
    Payola , everyone likes a free boat in the driveway.
    We used to pay for there golf game until they were wanting a new 1200 putter.
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