CONVOY...my limited experience & observations

Discussion in 'Freight Broker Forum' started by Scooter Jones, Aug 11, 2017.

  1. ebill45

    ebill45 Light Load Member

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    I see most of their loads on the app call for a 2007 or later dry van food grade. Do they check your trailer age? Mine a 2006. I see very few loads that are not trailer age restricted
     
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  3. izifaddag

    izifaddag Medium Load Member

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    I have always thought that was the customer not Convoy. I have a similar problem because my trailer is 2005. I am not going to buy a new trailer just because Convoy wants me to. I pick and choose and they do not get too much business from me. It isn't that I dislike them. I think they are good people. Unfortunately they just don't have enough freight that pays adequately to keep me rolling. It is a shame as I would work for them all the time if they had the freight.
     
  4. Gdog66223

    Gdog66223 Road Train Member

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    No I've hauled many loads for convoy and my trailer is a 2006.. never been turned down...
     
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  5. larrycoons

    larrycoons Bobtail Member

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    Would you mind telling me what you think about their rates?
     
  6. Gdog66223

    Gdog66223 Road Train Member

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    Rates weren't bad last year, but idk about this year... you can bid on the loads and then call in and see if they will accept your bid... I was averaging over $2.50 per load last year on most loads... may be different now
     
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  7. Scott72

    Scott72 Road Train Member

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    They're really cheap like everybody else now.
     
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  8. Freddy57

    Freddy57 Road Train Member

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    When they were new, they had to lay out some money to get anybody to haul their stuff, now they have mr. 1.09 per mile plus fsc looking at his phone app going, 500 dollars to go 400 miles, wow, what a deal!
     
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  9. Gdog66223

    Gdog66223 Road Train Member

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    I remember last year the rates for everyone picked up around middle of feb. This year they have yet to pick up and its almost April...
     
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  10. rollin coal

    rollin coal Road Train Member

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    I dont remember rates getting really good last year until June and then it dropped off a cliff from which it never really recovered. 2017 was a slow build into a stellar year. I somehow missed the boat everyone talking about how great 2018 was. The same exact thing happened to me in 2014 everyone said 2014 was awesome but I saw rates steadily declining that year. 2013 was my best year ever really.
     
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  11. PPDCT

    PPDCT Road Train Member

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    I suspect that some of that is how you approach your loads, but I could be wrong. I know that for me, our rates were way up all through last year, and then this year the bottom dropped out pretty hard. Not to 2017 levels, but not like it was at any point from March to October last year.
     
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