Question for Brokers " What do brokers consider a fair rate per mile for freight?"

Discussion in 'Freight Broker Forum' started by robbiehorn, Feb 4, 2014.

  1. boredsocial

    boredsocial Road Train Member

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    Kind of. Actually yeah a mortgage broker is sort of doing the same thing if you put the lenders into the shipper spot and the carriers into the applicants position. The actual structure of how the game is played day to day probably isn't that similar though. I've never been a mortgage broker so I can't say. I did work with a broker who had been a mortgage broker. Slimy little fella. He managed to look well dressed while wearing suspenders... Can't trust a man like that. Anyone who puts that much effort into fashion has something to hide IMO.
     
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  4. boredsocial

    boredsocial Road Train Member

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    For some reason PM's don't really work for me.
     
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  5. bob simp

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    i think i boiled cost of operation down to $1.59 incl payments reg ins fuel maint brokers id have to rent a trailer to start.....ive been researchin this for bout 3 or 4 yrs now so i know im still missing somethin
     
  6. bob simp

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    did i misunderstand somethin? u said u banked 12% off this load..did u hit that carrier w a broker fee as well? or does the broker "fee" go into the $2.25 a mile?
     
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  7. LoudOne

    LoudOne Medium Load Member

    Reading that it would seem He is the broker.......
     
  8. rollin coal

    rollin coal Road Train Member

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    You're missing the daily revenue. Rate per mile is an OK yardstick to know what you've done but it's also a clever broker brain washing trick. Brokers will say "it's paying $4 a mile, that's a good rate..... .....on 50 miles" or they will say "it's paying $1,200 on 300 miles.... ....picks up at 5pm Monday and delivers at 9pm on Wednesday" ... both examples are lousy rates and you see this is the old broker "it's a good rate per mile" trap. Don't fall for that shenanigan. You need daily minimums for BS loads like that so they are profitable. With EOBR imposing an extra day of transit time on what used to be routinely overnight solo freight you better be charging extra to cover all the wasted time that is being regulated into your week.
     
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  9. boredsocial

    boredsocial Road Train Member

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    Brokers don't care about what a load pays per mile. They care about the gap between what the customer will pay and what the trucks will do it for. I've seen great freight that paid 1.50 a mile (for me) and terrible freight that paid 3.50 per mile on long miles (also for me).
     
  10. rollin coal

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    I had one yesterday asking me what my typical rate per mile was with my dry van. I told her all over the place it just depends on what I can get. Really none of her business but sounded like she was trying to peg me at some arbitrary number. I hear you guys try to push cheap loads on the old "it's a good rate per mile" all the time.
     
  11. rank

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    I've never seen any great freight that paid $1.50/mile
     
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