Info Needed Please .

Discussion in 'Freight Broker Forum' started by Whiteline64, Jan 30, 2020.

  1. Whiteline64

    Whiteline64 Light Load Member

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    Has anyone here heard of BUMBLE BEE DISPATCH services from GA ?
    I’m going to have to get my own authority because sitting here for 2 days working for Forward Air is not an optional anymore.
    So , I figure if I get my own authority and find a decent Broker/Dispatch service I might do better than where I sit now .
    Thank you for all info and input given .
     
  2. PPDCT

    PPDCT Heavy Load Member

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    Can't say as I have come across them- or if I have, it hasn't been a particularly memorable experience. What kind of equipment are you running? That'll tell me if I'd have had cause to run into them.
     
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  3. 062

    062 Road Train Member

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    What do they charge? Are you going to factor also?
    The big question is what kind of quote are you getting for insurance?
     
  4. Whiteline64

    Whiteline64 Light Load Member

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    They charge 4-7% . Factoring was quoted at 3-4% . Haven’t gotten to the insurance yet , but I have bobtail insurance with Truenorth ... so when the time comes I’ll use them .
     
  5. Whiteline64

    Whiteline64 Light Load Member

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    They basically dispatch everything, I will start possibly as power only , but considering what I’ve heard , I will get a dry van trailer and hopefully find team / expedited team freight.
     
  6. 062

    062 Road Train Member

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    You might want to get some insurance quotes. From other posting around here new authority is running $14-25k
     
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  7. Onewolf81

    Onewolf81 Bobtail Member

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    I got a quote here in Oklahoma for 22k for new authority from progressive...20% down and then monthly payments
     
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  8. Atlanta trucker

    Atlanta trucker Heavy Load Member

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    Yes I have heard of them but can’t tell you anything about them , just don’t know. Why not try an intermediate step before your own authority ?

    Try Landstar. That is pretty close.

    If you do go to own authority I would not start out with the “dispatch service” route. Try a “power only” carrier. We did this many years ago with Interstate Distributor out of Tacoma Washington. It worked very well for us.
     
  9. Atlanta trucker

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    If you need factoring then you don’t have the financial base to start out on your own.
     
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