CONVOY...my limited experience & observations

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

  1. Dennis McConnell

    Dennis McConnell Bobtail Member

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    it's double lol then!
     
  2. 86scotty

    86scotty Heavy Load Member

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    Lots of my rate cons from small brokers show signs of being double brokered. I see it all the time and wish I could un-see it. It only p*sses me off.

    Look close at your paperwork (rate con/bill of lading and sign in/out sheet) at shippers and you'll often see evidence of big 3PLs. Yet another price we pay.
     
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  3. Scooter Jones

    Scooter Jones Road Train Member

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    We have no idea how many times some of these loads have been passed down through the system by the time it gets to us.
     
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  4. PPDCT

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    Yeeeah. I hate that ####. Finding out I've been double brokered is one of a handful of things that takes me from easy to deal with and turns me into a rat #######.
     
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  5. Freddy57

    Freddy57 Heavy Load Member

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    True story, some of the Convoy loads I've pulled have been obviously C. H. ROBINSON loads, complete with a Robinson BOL.
     
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  6. TallJoe

    TallJoe Road Train Member

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    I was just wondering...looking at those p.o.s. rates by both Convoy and Uber lately, if there is a possibility that they can show different rates to different people? Some say that they see great rates here and there, while I must be blind seeing none. Otherwise, their A.I. algorithms must have concluded that I must be a cheap fellow. I start disliking those apps, to put mildly.
     
  7. PPDCT

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    I'd suppose that it's certainly possible. I couldn't tell you how that all works, though. I haven't done any computer related studies in about fifteen years, beyond just some general stuff to make sure I'm keeping up on things.
     
  8. Freddy57

    Freddy57 Heavy Load Member

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    It's entirely possible, all they have to do is put your login into a group that shows lower rates. You will be shown whatever information is assigned to that group.
     
  9. rollin coal

    rollin coal Road Train Member

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    If you can think it they can write the code to do it and that's exactly what they do, squeeze every cent possible.
     
  10. Scooter Jones

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    I have no doubt they do that. Heck, a broker can see what they paid you on the last load for a particular run.

    I've had several try and use that as the basis and leverage for what they'll pay. No matter if the lane is up 20/30% or not.

    Had that happen to me just yesterday. Guy tells me, "Shipper won't pay that right now." I had quoted him 30% above the last load.

    He calls me back 30 minutes later and all the sudden the shipper could pay my rate.
     
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