Lining Up Freight

Discussion in 'Expediter and Hot Shot Trucking Forum' started by CaptTex, Feb 10, 2018.

  1. CaptTex

    CaptTex Bobtail Member

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    Howdy guys, first post but this is something that I have struggled with.

    I can get great loads going everywhere, got a group of clients that treat me pretty well and can't complain here in Texas. But I find myself not being aggressive with future freight because I cannot reliably tell if I can make it somewhere to load because of wait times at pipe yards, traffic or any of the other reasons that delay trucks. So my question to ya'll is do you have a technique for lining up work for the week or am I being too critical of something that I can't control?

    CaptTex
     
  2. strollinruss

    strollinruss Road Train Member

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    I understand your delima.
     
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  3. Lite bug

    Lite bug Medium Load Member

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    I thought about that also. I try to focus on my clients freight first. Sometimes you can pickup better stuff when you are ready, let it come to you. Also no added stress in thinking about missing delivery time.
     
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  4. CaptTex

    CaptTex Bobtail Member

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    Thanks for the replies guys, ive only been at this for a few months so knowing im not the only one helps. Stay safe out there.
     
  5. strollinruss

    strollinruss Road Train Member

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    Once you know you're getting unloaded I would say that's the time you can determine when you'll be back and get heavy again. It's better to tell a customer tha you're not available than to commit and have to back out.
     
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  6. CaptTex

    CaptTex Bobtail Member

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    Yes sir, I can understand that. You based on Montgomery? I'm in Bryan.
     
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