How do I find Oversize Shippers?

Discussion in 'Flatbed Trucking Forum' started by LadyAngelag327, Dec 10, 2015.

  1. cpape

    cpape Desk Jockey

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    Six, this seems where you normally suggest letting Darwin take over. Jumping into a very complicated segment of the industry when one lacks even basic terminology seems like a prime situation to leave to old Charles and his theories.
     
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  3. MrEd

    MrEd Road Train Member

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    Of course I do. I was trying to make a joke. I guess it fell flat or didn't translate well in text.
     
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  4. LadyAngelag327

    LadyAngelag327 Bobtail Member

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    Thanks so much for the advice...I appreciate you...
     
  5. LadyAngelag327

    LadyAngelag327 Bobtail Member

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    Thanks for the input...
     
  6. thelushlarry

    thelushlarry Road Train Member

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    I knew a really fat guy that was in charge of shipping for general mills if that helps
     
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  7. LadyAngelag327

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    You're comical...
     
  8. PackRatTDI

    PackRatTDI Licensed to Ill

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    Was he at the Roanoke, Texas DC?
     
  9. thelushlarry

    thelushlarry Road Train Member

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    Nope Toledo, but that was 20 years ago. He may be pals with Jenny Craig now.
     
  10. 281ric

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    no one can stop you if youre determined, but I hope you invest some time to understand costs associated with running OD OW. Moving a box load of toilet paper or truck load of lumber is very different from moving a high priced piece of machinery that requires a special trailer, half a day to tarp, pole car, chase car, route survey , etc..
    don't mess it up for the guys that do this and make a living doing so.

    I had someone call me for a stretch load, gave him a quote and he just about had a heart attack , he said that was way higher than what his buddy told him. I said ok , I understand , give it to your buddy.
    He replied that his buddy couldn't do it cause he pulls a step.... so calling a step deck dude for a rate on stuff he cant or doesn't do was lame... just a quick example for ya.
     
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  11. Rontonio

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    You mean like offering a load out of OK to TX that weighs 100K at $3000 all in, when the permits are $2000 and the escorts at least $500. If you don't have a feel for the underlying costs then how can you quote a price to your customer?
     
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