power only/intermodal loads

Discussion in 'Motor Carrier Questions - The Inside Scoop' started by khenders, Dec 2, 2007.

  1. khenders

    khenders Bobtail Member

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    i am in the memphis, tn area and have my own authority. i was trying to find some good sources for power only /intermodal loads. thanks.
     
  2. Brickman

    Brickman Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

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    Don't expect a lot of answers, this isn't a load board.
     
  3. Burky

    Burky Road Train Member

    About all you can do is beat the bushes and try to find someone around there that has loads that meet your criteria. Unfortunately, for you at least, Memphis is a big trucking hub because it sits at a major highway junction, and a lot of the bigger companies run through there, and have terminals in the area. It's also a fairly comprehensive railhub, so there are going to be bottom dwellers working the railyards that you would have to compete with.

    So unless you can develop some kind of a specialized niche for yourself, it's kind of a place where you will find more famine on your own than you will feast. I assume you want to be home more often than not and stay in a defined area, since that is how most intermodal freight moves. And that just makes it a bit harder to find. best of luck to you, but in many ways your location works against you having your own authority there. Unless you develop some specialized work the big boys and the cheap boys don't want to do, it's a rough gig at best.
     
  4. Brickman

    Brickman Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

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    Google TSL. I just noticed they have a Memphis yard. This is fairly new as they didn't have it that long ago when I was considering working for them. I do not know if they broker.
     
  5. khenders

    khenders Bobtail Member

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    thanks for all the replies!
     
  6. khenders

    khenders Bobtail Member

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    google tsl, but there are so many tsl companies. what does it stand for?
     
  7. fontes73

    fontes73 Bobtail Member

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    Hi I m a new owner operator with my own authority (just got it ) in miami ,fl ,I own a day cab and I'm going to work for some shipper who gives me 2 days per week with local trips from the company to the port and back ,but I need to get more loads to work the rest of the week and as a new guy with no to much experience I don't know how to do it ,I have insurance trailer interchange and everything ,shoud I get loads from inermodal load boards ??,shoud rent a chasi to take the loads?? ,how do i get paid ?? it was a bad idea all this ?? sorry for my ignorance I really appreciate yourr help thanks
     
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