Rates are low so sometimes you just have to tell the agent NO

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  1. 6wheeler

    6wheeler Road Train Member

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    I like how this is 10 pages long. It shows how low rates are.
     
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  3. gekko1323

    gekko1323 Medium Load Member

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    Does it really matter when it was canceled? My question is, why are they getting away with this? Isn't a signed ratecon a binding agreement?
     
  4. Dave_in_AZ

    Dave_in_AZ Road Train Member

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    Yes. And typically the rules are if it cancels with more than 24 hours notice, it's just cancelled, you are owed nothing.

    If rolling with the punches is not for you, get an hourly job someplace.
     
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  5. Adegon

    Adegon Bobtail Member

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    There are some sensitive drivers out there.....meanwhile rates keep going d o w n.
     
  6. gekko1323

    gekko1323 Medium Load Member

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    So I guess the next question is: Does that "unwritten rule" apply in reverse? In other words, if the driver cancels with the broker with more than 24 hours in advance, does he get billed?
     
  7. Dave_in_AZ

    Dave_in_AZ Road Train Member

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    Depends on the reason. If the truck is broken, if the driver is incapacitated, what could they really do?

    To call and cancel once you've committed to a load simply because you don't want to do it, or you found a better one isn't going to fly though.
     
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  8. PPDCT

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    I've often wished that I could get away with that. There have been some last minute cancellations that have put me in binds. Them's the breaks, though. Long story short- what we usually wind up doing is making a note in our carrier files, and move on. Trying to collect for the amount of times someone has put a last minute bailout on us would be a giant pain in the ### for us, as a small brokerage.
     
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  9. Brettj3876

    Brettj3876 Road Train Member

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    Maybe where you are but we've been seeing rates on the upswing.

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    We've been doing 700-800 on short hops less than 200mi. Takes some time but you can still find some gems out there
     
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  10. Brettj3876

    Brettj3876 Road Train Member

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    We've built up a relationship with the few brokers we work with. They know if we take a load its gonna be there on time and in a professional manner. They're always willing to pay more for top quality service. We constantly keep them updated, most we just shoot a text. You know time in/out/eta/when where will be empty.

    Whenever we deal with a new broker we always tell them we have 2 trucks in the area and even if we don't book a load we tell em give us a call if you have stuff in our area.

    Have yet to book a TQL/ch/convoy. Unless your names dave LS isn't even worth calling on you know if its on dat its most likely double brokered. Schneider has stuff in our area but they aren't willing to pay.

    I like the smaller guys where you just deal with the same person. You get to know them, joke around with em and stuff. They remember things like that. They also remember if your a dick too. If they have something good they'll call us 1st
     
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  11. Scooter Jones

    Scooter Jones Road Train Member

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    Yeppers, I had a broker cancel a load on me last week, the night before on a load, less than 24 hours before the pick time. Took him at his word that the shipper canceled the load. Such is life.
     
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