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

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  1. wichris

    wichris Road Train Member

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    This is why there will always be brokers.
    Shipper to broker. I have this load every monday, can you commit to it?

    Broker. Yes i can.

    Carrier. I can do it this week but nest week i might want more money. Or i might take next week off. Can i load it tuesday instead? Can i deliver wednesday instead of tuesday? If someone offers me more money, you'll have to pay more.............
     
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  3. Ruthless

    Ruthless Road Train Member

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  4. wichris

    wichris Road Train Member

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    So if the shipper's target rate was 5K and they get a carrier to do it for 3K, did the shipper rip off the carrier? Or did they just save 2K? Pretty confusing. LOL
     
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  5. RStewart

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    You just took away America's awesome free enterprise system. This is real easy to fix, you don't like what the load pays then don't haul it. I don't care how much a broker makes on a load I pull. I make what I want so I'm good. I don't want the government to make brokers only take a certain amount cause then the shippers will do the same for truckers.

    Most people that want this transiency are under pressure to make a lot of money because they're heavily leveraged. Quit leasing trucks with $4000 a month payments & quit financing your life at home.

    There, I fixed it. You're welcome.
     
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  6. TallJoe

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    I am, or my basic human instincts, against brokers only when I can't gross 20k per month on less than 10 000 miles.
    For me this is the line where symbiosis borders with parasitism. Everyone has his own line.

    Yeah, yeah...supply and demand, free market and all. I woud preach that too in Economics 101 in a 2 year community college but as long as I am on the receiving end of the stick, I won't go against my basic instincts.

    I am a hypocrite but at least I'm honest.

    P.S. If I can't gross $15 000 per month on less than 10 000 miles, I am against everything.
    1. Brokers
    2. Shippers
    3. Megas
    4. Hours of Service regulations
    5. New carriers
    6. Carriers that expand
    7. Independent O/O who compete with me
    8. Loadboards and forums like this
    9. Immigration
    10. Myself. That I ever got into this business.
     
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  7. Midwest Trucker

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    Kindly send that extra 10k Per month back to the brokers or shippers then I guess. Or just understand now is the time to get it because other times they’ll be getting theirs. No need to complain.
     
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