Military Freight/Broker Pay

Discussion in 'Freight Broker Forum' started by Rykstone, Feb 7, 2014.

  1. Rykstone

    Rykstone Bobtail Member

    Jan 19, 2014
    Salt Lake City, UT
    Good morning all. We have an O/O who did a load for "X" on an 83 mile run. Was supposed to deliver straight through. Driver arrives at base and the base was closed because of weather. (Navy Supply). Upon delivering first thing the next morning, with the correct BOL address, the delivery site stated to the O/O that this item is not accepted on this base and needs to go to the other supply base 10 miles away. After the receiving officer contacted the original shipping officer, they concluded that the O/O was in fact to go to the other supply base. O/O went to the supply base. After he arrived the O/O was told to go to a specific warehouse and bay. After arriving there, the attendant said there is no room there to give him 20 minutes. After the attendant came back, the O/O was told to go back to the shipping office. After getting to the shipping office, another 20 minutes went by only for them to tell him that he in fact, truly needed to go back to the ORIGINAL destination and they would take the item off there. After driving back to where he first was, they finally said they would take it off and as perplexed as t may be, not sure why it is in "their" warehouse.

    Here is the dilemma. The broker tried giving the O/O a rate con for an additional rate of $300 for Detention. After the O/O stated this wasn't detention, layover or any other charge but mileage, fuel, and labor. The broker proceeded to tell the O/O that he cannot get paid until after the broker is paid. Is this the norm? Seems really funny that after a military load is completed, payment is issued through PowerTrack. Any help on this broker?
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  3. frankgh

    frankgh Medium Load Member

    Oct 8, 2013
    NW Florida
    Sounds like a lot of military operations I was on... Lol!
  4. baha

    baha Road Train Member

    Jul 25, 2013
    Broker will fill out papers, he will get $,Driver should get bills signed at each stop that was reconsigned then you have papers to prove that truck was not unloaded.
  5. BigJls1

    BigJls1 Medium Load Member

    Dec 25, 2012
    you cant wait a few weeks to get your extra $300 ? . buddy you got to get a better handle on your working capital. Id be happy the broker didnt screw him and give him NOTHING!
  6. The_Irishman

    The_Irishman Light Load Member

    Sep 2, 2013
    East Texas
    Even if you work for a larger company like Crete they tell you right up front that many times Detention will not be paid until the company collects it from the Shipper...just the way it works.
  7. Wooly Rhino

    Wooly Rhino Road Train Member

    Jul 6, 2008
    Liberty, Missouri
    In 1974, so the times have changed and the statute of limitations has run out, Whiteman AFB received an arms shipment by truck. The bill of laden was all messed up. 30 M16s and 3 M60s were not listed. Wisely, to save paper and thus saving the life of a tree and possibly the World from Globe Warming, we fixed the problem.

    The above is just an example of bad behavior and not an actual situation.
  8. ziggity

    ziggity Light Load Member

    Jan 4, 2014
    This doesnt seem right from all aspects and my experience.
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