Mercer's new load board

Discussion in 'Mercer' started by slow.rider, Sep 25, 2017.

  1. slow.rider

    slow.rider Medium Load Member

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    PM sent.
     
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  2. spyder7723

    spyder7723 Road Train Member

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    Of course they don't know what they are selling. Neither does anyother used truck dealer. The trucks get a cursory dot inspection and cleaning. Basically they look at lights and brakes.
     
  3. Scooter Jones

    Scooter Jones Road Train Member

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    Most mega fleets keep decent maintenance records of the trucks they are trading, etc. I wouldn't buy a used truck unless I had access to the maintenance records, as they will obviously provide a pretty good picture of the nature of that truck.
     
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  4. slow.rider

    slow.rider Medium Load Member

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    How often do you book outside freight?
     
  5. slow.rider

    slow.rider Medium Load Member

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    And how often do you negotiate terms of a company load?
     
  6. thaistick

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    What do you mean "outside freight", like something you find on your own, through an outside load board? Me personally, never... People here, Mercer thread, say its possibly, I think @HalpinUout attempted it but the Mercer agent told him that it had to run the board first, so no guarantee he would get it. Seems to be to much of a hassle IMO.
     
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  7. thaistick

    thaistick Medium Load Member

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    I only ask for more money if an agent calls wanting me to do a load... I take that as them being desperate and needing the load covered.
     
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  8. HalpinUout

    HalpinUout Road Train Member

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    That's correct. I've been told by a couple drivers here though that some Agents would have given me the load though... Guess it depends on the Agent... But I certainly wouldn't come here thinking your going to be getting Loads off of DAT and other load boards all the time...
     
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  9. slow.rider

    slow.rider Medium Load Member

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    OK so it looks like we can agree to call it "willful ignorance".

    Fair enough?
     
  10. slow.rider

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    hmm... interesting... something to think about. Thank you.
     
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