Shippers in Kentucky, eliminating brokers?

Discussion in 'Shippers & Receivers - Good or Bad' started by Stop Truckin Around, Oct 16, 2021.

  1. Stop Truckin Around

    Stop Truckin Around Bobtail Member

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    Looking for input before I start cold calling companies.
    What shippers should I avoid?
    Any shippers stand out to anyone?

    Mostly hauling power only but I do have a flatbed and access to a reefer.

    Time to eliminate the brokers.
     
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  3. Magoo1968

    Magoo1968 Medium Load Member

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  4. Frank Speak

    Frank Speak Road Train Member

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    I give new meaning to “cold calling”.
     
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  5. Stop Truckin Around

    Stop Truckin Around Bobtail Member

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    Any help or advise would be appreciated.
     
  6. WCA64T SFA

    WCA64T SFA Bobtail Member

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    There are sometimes short KY runs for that big manufacturer in Georgetown.
     
  7. Stop Truckin Around

    Stop Truckin Around Bobtail Member

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    I send the request in. I assume it’s going to be like Walmart and have a minimum truck requirement. ( FYI for everyone Walmart is 15 truck min)
     
  8. WCA64T SFA

    WCA64T SFA Bobtail Member

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    Hopefully that works out for you. You might consider shuttling containers as well.
     
    Last edited: Oct 21, 2021
  9. Avrakotos

    Avrakotos Light Load Member

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    At this point in the game i dont see brokers going away anytime soon. Too valuable to the larger customers to do away with. IF you ever sat in my shoes, posted loads and fielded 100 calls on a lane only to find that 6 out of 10 callers are clownshows, you'll understand why. Plenty of great carriers out there but even with them, its hard for a customer rep at a produce customer to speak with 20 carriers per lane per day and they have 50 to move a day.
     
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