Greatwide vs F2F

Discussion in 'Motor Carrier Questions - The Inside Scoop' started by Big Rob71, Feb 1, 2019.

  1. threeseepoh

    threeseepoh Bobtail Member

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    Why would you reorganize under the same name ? I saw Bill posting somewhere on the internet the other day . I call bs
     
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  3. threeseepoh

    threeseepoh Bobtail Member

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    Come on there were no assets . Don’s just Bill in disguise . If you’re an employee why not use your real name ?
     
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  4. threeseepoh

    threeseepoh Bobtail Member

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    I never got the ‘ almost like your own authority’ concept . If you have your own power unit and they have no customers can’t you rent a trailer and get your authority through DATS? I know Bill was working on a deal with Werner and some of their customers . That kinda made sense. Seems like you’re just giving money away
     
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  5. Don_Quixote

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    We do have our own customers and a dispatch model for those who prefer a more traditional program.

    For the self dispatch side, of course you could get your own authority, but most do not have the cash flow to float the business. They get that with us. It also keeps your options open. If you get your own numbers that's insurance you have to pay for 12 months. With the way our program is structured, you only pay when you run. It really allows you to focus on learning to book freight and build your own customer base. It is our hope that while working with us we prove to be a valuable asset and that you forego going out on your own.
     
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  6. hawkjr

    hawkjr Road Train Member

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    Like Insurance ain't high as hell... I might be giving up like 5K at most for basically doing the same thing I would be doing with my own authority.. and I'm not Bill talking to you
     
  7. Craymarris

    Craymarris Light Load Member

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    What state are you out of? Base plates here in Michigan is way too high.
     
  8. Don_Quixote

    Don_Quixote Bobtail Member

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    We are based in Chattanooga, TN.
     
  9. 6wheeler

    6wheeler Road Train Member

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    Spot on!
    Yea I saw that too.
     
  10. crackinwise

    crackinwise Medium Load Member

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    I have a few questions as I run the numbers for F2F. On the surface it seems like a pretty good compared to having my own authority because insurance alone can be well over 12,000-15,000/ yr, so $35/mo and 5% of truck value offsets some cost. But it says if I run F2F plates its $52/wk or $2700 per year, since my own plates in FL are right around that price thats basically a break even if I were on my own...

    Its the trailer fee that has me rethinking this... $235/ week is $12,220 a year..

    Am I purchasing the trailer by paying that or is that a trailer rental?

    If I am not owning the trailer then basically that cost would about equal the cost of getting my own insurance which makes the 80% less attractive. I am trying to figure out where giving up 20% of the revenue is worth it
     
  11. MysticHZ

    MysticHZ Road Train Member

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    At $235, if it's a rental, it better be full service.
     
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