Guidance on bypassing brokers please

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  1. Robby132

    Robby132 Bobtail Member

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    How can you sell directly to shippers so that you’re not entirely dependent on Brokered LoadBoards?
     
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  3. Kenworth6969

    Kenworth6969 Road Train Member

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    Go to a shipper office and tell them you'll guarantee 100% acceptance at $1 per mile to haul their loads.
     
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  4. Robby132

    Robby132 Bobtail Member

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    But then I would lose money, so maybe I should rephrase the question. How can I sell directly to shippers and make more money also, where are shippers offices or how do you locate those?
     
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    Kenworth6969 Road Train Member

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    Why would a shipper choose to work with you and pay more money than what they're already covering loads for?
     
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    Maybe this can help

     
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    Robby132 Bobtail Member

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    have you heard of dedicated routes? I have seen those contracts and direct deposits…they are generally 30-60% more than what shows on DAT board. Come on man stop wasting time. No one pays $1 per mile unless you are talking about partial loads in which you need to be clear about
     
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  8. Big Road Skateboard

    Big Road Skateboard Road Train Member

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    Around back, by the gate. Ask for Sue
     
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    One problem you'll have is being one truck. Shippers want their loads delivered and don't care if your entire company is in the shop.

    Nucor wants at least 2 trucks.
     
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    Once your company has been in business awhile you will most likely start using the same brokers and shippers on a routine basis. Provide good service and chat with the shippers and eventually sometimes you can get loads direct from them and sometimes can get brokered loads offered before they hit DAT board. This mostly works with smaller shippers and not large volume ones.
     
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