Picking my own freight baby! My journey to & of being on Schneider choice, the Adventure & Numbers!

Discussion in 'Schneider' started by freightwipper, Jun 1, 2015.

  1. drvrtech77

    drvrtech77 Road Train Member

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    Whatever..move on...
     
  2. freightwipper

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    Reefer, 200 miles around Kansas city picking up today posted within past ONE HOUR.
    1,566 loads
    7 trucks :eek:

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  3. freightwipper

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    Today takes the cake, craziest day ever.
     
  4. Cat sdp

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    Trailer search from hell ?.....:-/
     
  5. TennMan

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    Now that's funny.....
     
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    Do tell I'm genuinely interested

    Hoping to make a change soon.
     
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  7. freightwipper

    freightwipper Road Train Member

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    See the post above with:
    "Reefer, 200 miles around Kansas city picking up today posted within past ONE HOUR.
    1,566 loads
    7 trucks :eek:"

    It got even worse.
    To the point there was only me and one other truck posted.

    Shouldn't have even been available today but thanks to a shipper holding the truck up yesterday my booked load for today had to be recovered by someone else soo I was back available again which ended up being a good thing. We all know the hold ups in Reefer world, add elogs into the equation plus super cold weather where nobody wants to go out and trucks don't start.
    The perfect storm.

    I knew if I posted my truck with my phone number my phone would basically short circuit and then self destruct.
    Soo posted my truck with my contact being my email and within 5 minutes my tablet froze due to soo many emails hitting my email account soo fast.
    Then my phone started blowing up and I was like wtf is going on, I didn't post my number. Then I got an email (to my personal email, on my phone) from my carrier about nonstop calls coming from brokers demanding for my number and that it needs to stop. I explained to them I had in my listing to contact me via email but when there's 2000 loads and 2 trucks posted we are basically in the Twilight zone.
    The brokers become like wild zombies starving and fighting for a truck.

    I just, I just couldn't even. It was too much :biggrin_2556:

    So for a change I decided I was just going to pick a load off the board myself and call it a day. Saw a 500 mile load to Chicago posted for $4,000, $8 a mile one day load. Called and of course the broker still had the load.
    Broker told me they normally move these for $3 a mile pre-elogs but those days are over. I just took it, I wanted the madness of the day to be over.

    Each day I say it can't get anymore crazy, that rates can't go any higher and then I'm proved wrong.

    These brokers are losing it:biggrin_25526:
     
  8. Opus

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    Soooo....we get fresh meat, but not fresh buns?
    Question is, would you rather have fresh meat, or fresh buns?
    LOL....Happy New Year people.
     
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  9. freightwipper

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    My truck solo is now making preholiday Team truck money.
    That is how crazy things are. Sooner or later they're gonna have to openly admit it's elogs, the brokers admit it.. and they're pissed.
     
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  10. PoleCrusher

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    I have no sympathy for the dirt bag brokers and shippers that have abused truckers in the past.

    I don't believe in gouging the fair players out there, but some are getting their karma handed to them. Especially some of these cold storage places, I'd like to ask them how it feels to be on the other end of the stick.
     
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