Poor brokers not making any money

Discussion in 'Freight Broker Forum' started by Dave_in_AZ, Mar 23, 2021.

  1. Deere hunter

    Deere hunter Road Train Member

    1,136
    3,251
    Aug 5, 2017
    0
    Sounds very structured. Not sure if that works for every industry. We do heavy equipment which lots of times entails fall off loads. Having access to the right equipment or enough equipment or finding people that actually know what they’re doing. I will admit I have no idea how Robo brokering works so no expertise there. But I do know that I like to talk to people, not computers or telephones with nobody on the other end more personal. Press 1 for van press two for reefer on and on then later press 1 for NW press two for Southeast. I like to talk to Bob or Larry people that have known me for 20 years and I know them. Like I said I have nothing against Robo brokering don’t know anything about it, I just like personal relationships when it comes to hauling or delivering loads.
     
    JimmyTwoTimes and Dave_in_AZ Thank this.
  2. Truckers Report Jobs

    Trucking Jobs in 30 seconds

    Every month 400 people find a job with the help of TruckersReport.

  3. Dave_in_AZ

    Dave_in_AZ Road Train Member

    30,838
    130,506
    May 4, 2015
    0
    I'll bet my paycheck against yours right now, that when it comes to fruition-

    1) Robo brokering happens A WHOLE LOT faster than robo trucks, and
    2) There's a WHOLE LOT less risk to the general public involved.

    Let's see who gets removed from the formula first.
    Drivers or brokers.
     
  4. Dave_in_AZ

    Dave_in_AZ Road Train Member

    30,838
    130,506
    May 4, 2015
    0
    In fact I'll be making my pitch to Congress soon that with brokers eliminated, just think of the extra BILLIONS of dollars that will go to carriers for better drivers since the wages will be more attractive.
    Better, safer, equipment since it will be affordable.
    Just think of the jobs created making all those new trucks.

    What soccer mom is going to not like this proposal?
     
  5. Deere hunter

    Deere hunter Road Train Member

    1,136
    3,251
    Aug 5, 2017
    0
    Wow that’s amazing, I’m just blown away. I’ll be watching and learning to see how all that pans out. Keep us informed.
     
  6. Lyle H

    Lyle H Heavy Load Member

    776
    1,385
    Apr 16, 2014
    0
    I think someone is off their meds.....
     
  7. Rickp

    Rickp Medium Load Member

    658
    796
    Apr 14, 2016
    Spokane, WA
    0
    Amazing that someone thinks without brokers the shipper will pay the carrier the same amount. They know the broker takes a cut so without them the shipper will expect to pay less. Plus their compliance costs go up and they will want to pay even less.
     
  8. D.Tibbitt

    D.Tibbitt Road Train Member

    13,057
    76,269
    Apr 26, 2013
    Gettin' down westbound
    0
    They can put whatever rate they want on it but they dont determine the market, the carriers do. If the carriers dont accept the load for the shippers rate, then the load doesnt get moved, and the rate will go up until someone is willing to haul it.
     
  9. Rickp

    Rickp Medium Load Member

    658
    796
    Apr 14, 2016
    Spokane, WA
    0
    There are loads hauled everyday for rates i wont haul for. Unless carriers were to agree on a bottom rate, carriers only set the rate THEY will haul for, not what shippers pay.
     
  10. D.Tibbitt

    D.Tibbitt Road Train Member

    13,057
    76,269
    Apr 26, 2013
    Gettin' down westbound
    0
    Thank you for repeating exactly what i just said.
     
  11. MTN Boomer

    MTN Boomer Road Train Member

    1,138
    1,845
    Feb 4, 2019
    0
    Most Carrier s have their logistics department, not any different. Than a Broker, just more fingers in the pie and they drive the rates down.
     
    gentleroger Thanks this.
  • Truckers Report Jobs

    Trucking Jobs in 30 seconds

    Every month 400 people find a job with the help of TruckersReport.

  • Draft saved Draft deleted