Uber freight is terrible!!! Beware

Discussion in 'Freight Broker Forum' started by 3M Transit, May 23, 2018.

  1. zaroba

    zaroba Medium Load Member

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    Ehh...I've been using only them since March and haven't had any issue with them until this week. I have an old non-food grade roll up door trailer and their load details make it easy to know if I can take a load or not as they will specify things like food grade only or no roll up doors.

    This week was my first real problem. Got a $3050 load from Denver to Georgia and found out their load info was wrong. Place only loaded food grade trailers so rejected me. Then the confusion started. People I was talking to couldn't seem to understand and it wasn't until Wednesday that they finally took me off the load....after somebody called asking if I delivered it yet. Of course, that delay also meant I had to cancel a $3000 load back west to Salt Lake City.

    Didn't sit around though, grabbed a load of DAT. Will probably just stick with the loadboard from now on. Just have to hope brokers are correct if they say a shipper will load roll up door trailers.
     
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  3. zaroba

    zaroba Medium Load Member

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    I tire of Ubers bs.

    Was listed at $1540, and they rejected my bid for $1900.
    Now it's up to $1620 and they rejected my $1800 bid.

    It picks up in an hour and a half and I am 15 miles away. At this point, I'm going to wait and see how high it gets to in the next hour. They are probably getting paid 4-5k for the load but want to keep most of the money for themselves when we drivers do the work. (This isn't an assumption, I ran a load for $1200 from Oklahoma to a small place in Texas with no dock and was helping the owner unload the trailer, we were chatting and he asked how much I got paid for running the load, said he paid uber $3500.)

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  4. TallJoe

    TallJoe Road Train Member

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    Relax! Pretend it is a PC game. There must be others bidding that too or they don't care it ships today.
     
  5. zaroba

    zaroba Medium Load Member

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    Oh, I have no problem waiting them out.
    But I'll wait a day and drive to Georgia before I book that unless it climbs a lot higher. Or grab a load from DAT. But not much better coming out of florida there.

    Side note, wouldn't be suprised if they push the price to over 2000 if nobody books it.
     
  6. zaroba

    zaroba Medium Load Member

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    Heh, pickup scheduled to happen in just 20 mins and refused a $1950 bid. They really wanna see somebody take it for 1685. But at this point the number of drivers who could arrive on time is pretty low. Practically limited to anybody in the Loves or Pilot 10 miles away, such as myself.
     
  7. TheLoadOut

    TheLoadOut Road Train Member

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    Let it sit there. Don't do them any favors.
     
  8. zaroba

    zaroba Medium Load Member

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    No favors from me. Besides, appt in 10 mins, will take at least 15 to get there so I wont even consider booking it.

    Wonder what happens when they fail to ship a load. Guessing the customer doesn't like it.
     
  9. TheLoadOut

    TheLoadOut Road Train Member

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    I've always wondered the same thing. With the broker taking 2,300 on your Oklahoma load there's no way I'm settling on the next one.
     
  10. p608

    p608 Road Train Member

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    It's a computer, it doesn't care
     
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  11. StrokerTSi

    StrokerTSi Medium Load Member

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    Yeah, that's why I don't use uber that much, if you watch a load on there days ahead, its rate seems to spike about 48hrs before the load needs to be picked up, after that the price plummets sometimes 50%.

    I have no problem with convoy, I probably get the majority of my loads from them, mostly power only which people say don't do.
     
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