Destination change and no pay by broker.

Discussion in 'Trucker Legal Advice' started by GhostWolf, Sep 2, 2022.

  1. GhostWolf

    GhostWolf Bobtail Member

    Feb 4, 2020
    So here is my story
    I booked a load from Dearborn MI-Laredo TX from a broker, Wed 1am pick - Tues 6 del for 4k. Broker required macropoint which I had. Wed around 11 am, broker made a check call and I rescheduled delivery to Friday 2nd at 10am. Thursday 1st, at about 9am broker called and told me to the load to KY. That there was a mistake, and asked how much it would cost. I told him another 4k. I already was in Houston TX. He agrees and sent me a conf.

    This is where thing get interesting, he sends me a conf that shows the load is going from MI-KY for 4k and not being rerouted from Houston. No anwers to calls or emails that day. Next day I get to KY to make a dellivery, he tells me that the 4k will be paid out to me instead of 8 that was agreed to, we argued for about 15min, told me he is going to check with his customer on Tuesday and let me know. I delivered the load, and went home.
    What are my options? Bond, small claims court, or just hire a lawyer if I told hear from him.
    motocross25 Thanks this.
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  3. motocross25

    motocross25 Road Train Member

    Sep 23, 2010
    Overland Park, KS
    A ski mask, a roll of duct tape and a hog farm.
  4. GhostWolf

    GhostWolf Bobtail Member

    Feb 4, 2020
  5. Judge

    Judge Road Train Member

    Mar 19, 2014
    Newport, Ar
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  6. AModelCat

    AModelCat Road Train Member

    Jul 7, 2015
    I wouldn't have delivered until the paperwork was 100% correct.
  7. Kshaw0960

    Kshaw0960 Road Train Member

    Jun 17, 2018
    Same. Once you deliver the load you have no power to negotiate. This kind of stuff happens more than you think. In this situation I would have stayed in Houston until I got a new correct rate con.

    Example of a situation we had a bit ago. Driver got loaded Laredo to Phoenix. After leaving they called saying wrong product loaded and want the truck to go back to shipper. I simply asked for $2 a mile for the extra miles to go back. Driver arrived at shipper and the broker “went home for the day”. Other people at the broker refused to help. So my driver just sat there refusing to dock until rate con was fixed. Shipper was so mad they called broker and we had a rate con in 5 minutes.

    Now you think broker would give us a new rate con with the added $ if we had no leverage?
  8. Opus

    Opus Road Train Member

    Dec 18, 2011
    South GA
    Yeah, man. That's on you.
    Hate to say it, but you should have taken it to where it was contracted to go.
    Run done. want it to go to Kentucky? Not a problem at all, I like Kentucky.
    But I'm gonna need a new contract.

    Might not have been a mistake trying to get someone to sign the BOL refused either.
  9. Val_Caldera

    Val_Caldera Road Train Member

    Apr 2, 2021
    Blind Shipments were FUN.
    I've pulled MANY. Told by My People after Loading, take to "new address".

    NOW, IF Company Were Sold on such distance as you stated AND before distance achieved, "broker" changed delivery, NEW CONTRACT from Change Point, not "part of original Agreement"!!

    I was a Company Driver.

    TRUCKING is just another GAME!!
    Last edited: Sep 6, 2022
  10. ProfessionalNoticer

    ProfessionalNoticer Road Train Member

    Apr 25, 2021
    Unfortunately, you're beat on this one. The rate con is a contract. Treat it accordingly.
  11. Ridgeline

    Ridgeline Road Train Member

    Dec 18, 2011
    Did he send you a new different rate conf with the delivery address as the originating address and new delivery address with the details of the changes or did he just add the $4k on with the new address or what?

    It may not be qualified for small claims court but his bond is something to consider or taking him to court and asking for legal fees and damages, need a schister lawyer, better call Saul.
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