How to get contracts/shippers

Discussion in 'Freight Broker Forum' started by harmin5288, Sep 9, 2012.

  1. trees

    trees Road Train Member

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    I'm sitting at home in Cali right now, the load home was 4 pu's and two drops..... $7,500.00....
     
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  3. trees

    trees Road Train Member

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    The guys in Cali who have conditioned themselves to think this way are their own worst enemies.

    I seriously doubt they're getting a flat $3, but even so, we'll use that number.....

    $3x3,000 = $9,000 $1.20x3,000 = $3600... $9,000 and $3,600 divided by 6,000.... $2.10 per mile....

    A new carb compliant reefer is going to set you back 70k, that's just the purchase price, that's not the fuel, maintenance, insurance, tires, etc..

    Now, at first glance $2.10 a mile seems pretty good, I mean if somebody offered me $2.10 for all the miles I could drive, I'd think... ok....

    Until I figured out what the trailer was costing me, and how cheap the $3,600 dollar backhaul actually was....
     
  4. newly crusin

    newly crusin Medium Load Member

    Your welcome....I'm always willing to help whomever...I'm not taking any info to the grave with me...
     
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  5. Halo

    Halo Bobtail Member

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    I know this thread is old, but what is the average a broker makes a load?
     
  6. Halo

    Halo Bobtail Member

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    Thumbs up dude! I do have more than zero exp., but I am about a year out from getting my own authority and every one is telling me the same thing. Even my boss, who of course has his own aurth. and 7 trucks he runs at an okay profit. Its funny how ppl who have their own auth and succeed will tell every one that it can't be done. I think they just want to keep the competition down lol
     
  7. osumike33

    osumike33 Light Load Member

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  8. Exceltransportinc

    Exceltransportinc Bobtail Member

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    Hi very useful info would love to get more if possible. I would like to get my own loads as a broker
     
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  9. The_Irishman

    The_Irishman Light Load Member

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    Has anyone bought the shipper's database and if so was it current/accurate and helpful?
     
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  10. trees

    trees Road Train Member

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    As much as he/she can....Lol...
     
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  11. G/MAN

    G/MAN Road Train Member

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    The average is probably around 20-25%.
     
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