Having a lot of cancelled loads lately.

Discussion in 'Freight Broker Forum' started by afterburn25, Aug 24, 2018.

  1. nax

    nax Road Train Member

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    @Oldironfan it's the eld effect.

    Loads that take 1 day are now being planned as 2 day loads.

    I've adjusted my pricing accordingly. I target $1000/day and so far, I'm yet to have anyone respond with an "outright no" when I counter.

    I will deadhead 300 miles if I have to, but the rate always recovers, since I snag them after every available truck is gone.

    My 2nd drop this week (Tues nite), put me at $3300 gross, on $500 fuel, and 1050 loaded miles
     
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  3. Oldironfan

    Oldironfan Road Train Member

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    So not bad $2.66666666667 per mile after fuel. I'm tired.
     
  4. nax

    nax Road Train Member

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    I guess. I don't think of it like that.

    One more load this week, and I shut it down for the week.
     
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  5. TallJoe

    TallJoe Road Train Member

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    This is what it is. The said and unfair thing is that it is not you who decide what your truck is worth or your time. Imagine a brand new truck and trailer both valued over 200K loading at the same customer as a truck next to it - junky, rusty, falling apart truck and trailer, that nobody would give any money for, except perhaps a junk yard owner, and it is possible the new truck owner is pulling the same load for less. I also wish I could convince a broker to override a Rate Confirmation and put there 700 TONU instead. But you are not alone.
     
  6. nax

    nax Road Train Member

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  7. afterburn25

    afterburn25 Medium Load Member

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    According to the broker your only cost is fuel you dont have maintenance, you dont need money for your time, they try so hard to get you to take the load as close to the fuel cost as they can. And now with elogs you feel bv the burn much harder. Running refrigerated you can only legally do 2 loads a week maybe 3 and I'm talkingvno more then 300 mile loads you should be able to do 5 a week and be home on weekends. That's what I do but since elogs and the way reefer works all bv the waiting I cant do more then 2 or 3 loads a week. A 300 mile load ends up being 2 days to deliver and pick up next load. Oh and your forced to drive over hours to deliver cause you will be fined by reciever if your late. You got in at 3am cause your pickup was a 14:00 appointment and you didnt get loaded till 22:00 gotta go 250 miles get there at 3am cant park at facility nearest truck stop is 10 miles away. If you shut down for the night you cant go till 13:45 appointment is set at 10 am and there is a $300 fine if your late. Say load pays $800 that's a big chuck off an 800 dollar load what can you do just take it.
     
  8. Ruthless

    Ruthless Road Train Member

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    Sell your truck, cancel your insurance, get a company position.
     
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  9. nax

    nax Road Train Member

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    OOOOHHH!!!!! THATS RUTHLESS BRUH!!!

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  10. Ridgeline

    Ridgeline Road Train Member

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    You go against their bond if they refuse to pay.

    I will tell you this happens when the broker doesn't own the load, meaning they are not getting the load directly.

    I had a broker lie to one of my drivers with a rash of canceled loads, he would delay the TONU clause we put into the contract (and he agreed to) for almost a week by setting up other loads which never existed, the driver didn't say much to any one but when I looked at his AR on the truck, I almost lost it.

    We invoiced every day there was a TONU, which amounted to a hell of a lot of money, we were told to stick it, and filed against his bond and lawyer also started the paper work for breech of contract. Amazingly we were paid the full amount.
     
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  11. DSK333

    DSK333 Road Train Member

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    How does that work? The charging them for the run even though the service would not have actually been completed if you leave part. I usually tell them I'm invoicing for a TONU ($350) but now you've got me thinking about this now.
     
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