Late delivery charges.

Discussion in 'Ask An Owner Operator' started by VOVAN 29, Jul 21, 2019.

  1. VOVAN 29

    VOVAN 29 Bobtail Member

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    Hello everyone. Recently I fased with problem of late delivery charge. Broker gave me a load with delivery appointment set for the time which my driver could not reach physically on time. My mistake was that i didn't look in rate con good enough and see actual delivery time. But on the other side in my disscussion with broker he never mention about any appointments, he just told me that delivry day is Thursday. Pick up was set for Tuesday mornig with 2500km drive to destenation point and as I will find out later delivery for 6:00AM. Thursday. I was charged by broker $500 for late delivery, and nobody told me on what this prise was based. So, how can I find out was it fair charge or not?
     
  2. I glide 47

    I glide 47 Road Train Member

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    What's fair got to do with it ,you said it's your mistake, learn how to read learn from this, trucking is business treat it that way
     
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  3. LondRanger

    LondRanger Heavy Load Member

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    Didn’t the rate con have a time for the delivery? If it does your screwed. If not you can fight it.

    Rule #1 never trust a broker and the ones you trust, verify.

    Also what happened is what many people call “shafted”. To drive 1600 miles in two days = impossible on elogs.

    You sir took a load that was designed for a team then got charged $500 for doing so.

    Meaning broker walked away with a nice commission
     
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  4. starmac

    starmac Road Train Member

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    Whoa, did the rate con, have late charges mentioned??? Did you read the whole contract, is this a broker you use regularly?
     
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  5. MartinFromBC

    MartinFromBC Road Train Member

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    Read... and then read again, any contract before you agree to it.
    Cheap lesson to learn really...a measly $500.
    Think of it as paying for education.
    We all make mistakes in life...use this one to learn.
     
  6. VOVAN 29

    VOVAN 29 Bobtail Member

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    Thank you guys for feedback.
     
  7. mhyn

    mhyn Road Train Member

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    :biggrin_25512:
    открой бутылку !
     
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  8. starmac

    starmac Road Train Member

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    I generally pulled flat or step, it was rare for me to have an appointment, unless I had to coordinate with a crane or something to be on site, fairly rare for me to have more than one pickup or stop to unload, probably even rarer forme to let anyone stack lumber on one of my trailers.
    But for some ungodly reason I took a 4 stop georgia pacific lumber load, with appointments.
    When I got loaded and got the bills, I knew it was flat impossible to make the second appointment, so I called the reciever and ask for it to be changed, no way was what I was told,if I couldn't make it, my new appointment would be for the same time the next day.
    I said, fine, I am delivering in Cleveland, in the morning, you can pick up your product there, no charge. lol
    Seems like they actually could change my appointment. lol
     
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