Looking for an ex Mercer driver

Discussion in 'Ask An Owner Operator' started by Jatlyons, Oct 21, 2019.

  1. Jatlyons

    Jatlyons Bobtail Member

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    I am looking for someone who used to drive for Mercer. Apparently no one that currently works there has the cojones to answer a very simple question. I also tried asking their recruiting department but they were very unhelpful.

    I want to see a screenshot of their search tools and layout of the load board. According to their recruiting department they do not share their load board with people who do not work for them. To clarify I do not want to use the stupid thing, I want to see exactly what it looks like to see if it has the common sense tools to make it useful.

    I drove for Landstar and one of the few things I did like was there well-designed load board. Truckstop.com and dat are absolutely ridiculous in my opinion. I understand why crappy broker don't post rates, I don't understand why anyone continues to use the board or why neither require the broker to enter a rate. I am not interested in wasting hours of time calling people just to find out a price, enough time is wasted seeing if loads are actually available.

    If anyone could help it would be greatly appreciated. I know you can find something for outside carriers, but it does not have as many features just like Landstar outside carrier board sucks.

    I do not know if JB Hunt in house board or app are any better than the outside 360 app, but it is horrible by comparison. It does have rates clearly shown, but for all I know Mercer's is no better. On a side note anyone working for Schneider is welcome to post one as well, they are my runner-up if I cannot find a picture for Mercer

    Thank you again in advance
     
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  2. Atlaw4u

    Atlaw4u Light Load Member

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    If no one replies here you can try to contact SuperTruckerDan. He's a Mercer driver that posts a lot of videos on you tube.
     
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  3. JonJon78

    JonJon78 Road Train Member

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    On Mercers load board you cannot find loads from outside carriers. It only has Mercer agent loads listed, but those could be loads they have obtained from other brokers like CHR etc etc...
     
  4. I glide 47

    I glide 47 Road Train Member

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    If you are asking about rate per mile it's on there along with total money total miles dead head miles load weight delivery date and time!
     
  5. I glide 47

    I glide 47 Road Train Member

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    As far as a screenshot no I can't
     
  6. Moonshadow1918

    Moonshadow1918 Light Load Member

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    JB 360 drivers bid against each other. Meanwhile JB sits back and licks their chops on the feeding freenzy.

    I use DAT i love negotiating rates . I booked a load today that posted 2200 with a 2pm pickup. Broker called me at 1300 said he had to get it moved whats your rate I stuck it to him for 3400 going to SC out of OH. You like loads with a flat rate you can have them all
     
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  7. Tug Toy

    Tug Toy Road Train Member

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    I can’t get you a screenshot either but based on your rant, you won’t like it anyway. Nothing seems to satisfy you.

    Sounds like an opportunity for you to come up with something better?

    Maybe that Uber format will work for you? One click and done? They all have rates posters right?
     
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  8. Jatlyons

    Jatlyons Bobtail Member

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    I want to be sure that you can search by a minimum, along with see what sort options you have. My issue with JB Hunt and Uber load boards is that you cannot do either of those. Radius and date options would be nice as well. I can see from their broker board that they are more sophisticated than most, but you must open individual load to see many things and there's nothing about rates
     
  9. sbaumann14

    sbaumann14 Heavy Load Member

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    You can search by:
    Weight
    Minimum $pm
    Trailer type
    Distance to pu
    Radius
    Destinations
    Date available
    Min miles
    Max miles
     
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  10. Jatlyons

    Jatlyons Bobtail Member

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    Thank you very much. Can you also sort by those things after the search?
     
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