Posting For Good and Bad Brokers

Discussion in 'Freight Broker Forum' started by khenders, Oct 30, 2007.

  1. khenders

    khenders Bobtail Member

    Oct 18, 2007
    memphis, tn
    I am new to this and am based in memphis, tn. i just applied for my authority, and was just looking for good brokers. i am thinking of trying gto 2000. i think they used to be southeastern truck brokers. any heads up on them?
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  2. 7mouths2feed

    7mouths2feed "Family Man"

    Nov 29, 2007
    Jacksonville, AR
    First and foremost!
    This is NOT a thread intended for complaining and bashing. Please post that elsewhere.

    The purpose of this thread is to give helpful informaton to fellow drivers.

    If you have had good or bad experiences with a broker please post their name and locaton here so that all may benefit from your experiences.

    Brokers Name, City and State only.

    All phone numbers, addresses and links will be removed.

    A short desciption of what makes them good or bad will be allowed.

    I repeat.

    This is NOT a thread for complaining and bashing.

    tripleh, Civilservant and truckinwva Thank this.
  3. Brickman

    Brickman Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

    Sep 17, 2006
    Name and state only, NO phone numbers or addresses!

    Like 5mouths said, this is not a bashing thread. We already know brokers suck for the most part. This thread is to help folks avoid bad brokers.

    Name, state they are out of, and a description of what happened to earn them the bad broker list is all thats needed.
  4. broncrider

    broncrider Road Train Member

    Sammons out of missoula, mt----BAD

    read my thread and you'll see why

    basicly no diplomicy, failed to give me good contact numbers and not even bothered by the fact im stuck all week waitin to unload on friday!
  5. mc8541ss

    mc8541ss Road Train Member

    Sep 22, 2007
    Lower Alabama
    Could we get someone to put this up top with good and bad trucking companies or at least give it a sticky in the O/O section?????????
  6. twinturbotrans

    twinturbotrans Light Load Member

    Feb 20, 2008
    Point to Point Logistics from New York...longest pay ever i believe 4 months...cpm rate wasnt so great either 1.60-1.80
  7. mc8541ss

    mc8541ss Road Train Member

    Sep 22, 2007
    Lower Alabama
    For a few months I have been reading this forum and every day you read about bad brokers screwing drivers over. This has been posted at the Top of the page for three days now and only a couple of brokers have been listed. If we want to change the way things are done, we have to get the word out about these bad apples. Then everyone has to make the decision to quit hauling for these people.
    So for, I have been lucky, my brother has a contract and we haul directly for a shipper. But you never know when that could change. If I have to start using brokers I want to know who not to use. It is highly unlikely that the gooberment is going to step in and regulate them and I'm not sure if we want more regulation.I do think we should have full disclosure and would think that if everyone demanded it that we could force the brokers to disclose the full rate. I guess that would be the good thing about hauling for percentage, then you could force them to show you the rate....
  8. Brickman

    Brickman Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

    Sep 17, 2006
    Former Intransit was one of the brokers that would take 50% + off of the freight rate and then post it as the best they could do.
    They got such a bad rep that they changed their name and I cannot remember the new one. Any one able to help me out?
  9. jess-juju

    jess-juju Road Train Member

    Feb 19, 2008
    Shelbyville TN
    Market Transport LTD??????
    203luba Thanks this.
  10. Brickman

    Brickman Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

    Sep 17, 2006
    It could be. I left the independent scene and went the lease route before they changed their name. I saw it later but don't remember the name now.

    If their claim is to "specialize in back haul freight" then yes that would be them. The only reason they are back haul freight is because they take perfectly good front haul freight and cut the price to nearly nothing before posting it on the boards.
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