New broker!

Discussion in 'Freight Broker Forum' started by Lizx3, Sep 28, 2022.

  1. Lizx3

    Lizx3 Bobtail Member

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    I'm a new broker and I'm trying to find produce shippers mainly in Texas area. I was dispatching reefer trucks for the past 2 years before I decided to get the broker license. I've been calling and emailing for the past 5 months with no luck! It's beginning to feel stressful because either they say they sell directly to customer and customer finds the truck or they just simply hang up on me. Any advice is greatly appreciated. Please no sarcasm. I'm really trying hard to provide for my family. Thanks in advance!
     
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  3. wichris

    wichris Road Train Member

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    That's because it's the receiver or a third party buyer that's paying the freight.
     
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  4. Judge

    Judge Road Train Member

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    Call some farmers who grow the say watermelons/pumpkins/strawberries
    etc
     
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  5. Short Fuse EOD

    Short Fuse EOD Road Train Member

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    Many times, buyer has its own carrier or brokerage. Produce brokers are a breed of their own. They will match up numerous buyers, shop produce at shippers, give terms, hire truck, and deliver to receivers. It’s work! Some have argued, we don’t need brokers.. produce may be a prime example how they have their place.
     
  6. wichris

    wichris Road Train Member

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    Lots of commodity that there is a buyer/broker.
     
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  7. JimmyTwoTimes

    JimmyTwoTimes Light Load Member

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    You unfortunately picked a really tough time to get into the industry, as demand in the market vs the amount of capacity available is very low. If you can stick it out for 16-18 months, you should be in a really good spot when the pendulum swings in the other direction.
     
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  8. Lizx3

    Lizx3 Bobtail Member

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    Thank you so much for your help
     
  9. Lizx3

    Lizx3 Bobtail Member

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    Thank you so much
     
  10. Lizx3

    Lizx3 Bobtail Member

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    Thank you for your help
     
  11. Lizx3

    Lizx3 Bobtail Member

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    I'm going to keep trying. I know sooner or later something will come up. Thanks again for your help. :)
     
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