New Broker no quick pay over $2k load, do you do it?

Discussion in 'Ask An Owner Operator' started by crocky, Dec 4, 2019.

  1. crocky

    crocky Road Train Member

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    Out of curiosity and to protect myself in the future, when filing on someone's bond what do you need to prove your side? Is the Ratecon & signed BOL enough?
     
  2. Tug Toy

    Tug Toy Road Train Member

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    As far as I know?

    We called the bond company to investigate what was required.... the broker overnighted a check the next day. Never had to actually file on it.
     
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  3. Midwest Trucker

    Midwest Trucker Road Train Member

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    How new is “new”?

    When I started my little baby brokerage we had to wire funds several times in order to make the carrier comfortable doing it. Or, before factors would accept us I’d call the factor that just declined us and talk to them and see what we could work out. Eventually all those problems went away after a few months. It’s tough getting started.

    To answer your question I’d asked them to pay me half after loaded, and half after unloaded.
     
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  4. crocky

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    It was beginning of Oct active date same as mine (actually 1 day apart), but I suspect they hadn't done many loads yet because their broker package was a bit of a mess, but I didn't get the load anyway, guess they booked someone else or it canceled.

    On flip side, getting out of FL is always fun but I've never had so many flaky loads as I've had this week..
     
  5. 86scotty

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    As a new guy I advise you to stay out of Florida. Good luck to you, driver, but you aren't likely to find it down there, especially as a new guy.
     
  6. SteveScott

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    Download the Uber and Convoy apps for your phone and stop using brokers. Between the 2 apps, I haven't been stuck anywhere yet without being able to find a load, and both pay within a couple days after you deliver with no factoring fee.
     
  7. jamespmack

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  8. crocky

    crocky Road Train Member

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    Kinda hard to stay out of FL, I live here unfortunately
     
  9. crocky

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    I run a hotshot not a normal truck so I dont think uber or convoy is running those loads are they?
     
  10. spyder7723

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    Florida dies after Thanksgiving. While never an abundance of open deck freight, it's really dead december and January.
     
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