Uber Turns Over Nearly All Freight Revenue To Truckers Analyst Says

Discussion in 'Freight Broker Forum' started by Eddiec, Jun 5, 2019.

  1. TallJoe

    TallJoe Road Train Member

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    Get used to uberization for better or worse. Coyote, XPO, JB Hunt are going that path too, making visible effort in gearing their apps towards automation. They all already allow bidding and click-booking. I think, CH Robinson, TQL, Schneider will eventually do the same.

    Still...on the same XPO load I was able to get $100 more by calling a direct number to a specific person I knew from my previous deals than from what the app counter offered. I simply, dissatisfied with the counter offer, called the guy and requested reasonable money... York, PA - Columbus, OH instead of $ 600 , I got $ 700 which which works for me.
    Mind you, that load was nowhere else posted, so I would not see it without the app. These apps postings start with low rates.

    As a matter of fact, one DAT loadboard is not enough, if you do spot market only. They don't post all their loads there.
     
  2. JonJon78

    JonJon78 Road Train Member

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    How many times do you roll the dice and it backfires? What's the choice then? Sit or haul cheap? Sitting would be a sin, gotta keep them wheels turning out here!!!
     
  3. rollin coal

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    Like you, sometimes I can call up my contact and he will pay a little more than what the app offered as a counter. Sometimes he comes back under that number. It can be aggravating but I like the automation more often than not.

    It's going to be really nifty when freight turns back around for trucks. It's very doubtful I will be posting my truck up for any loads at all then. Very seldom post it up for the past year anyway as it is. Might even get rid of a loadboard subscription.
     
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  4. Moonshadow1918

    Moonshadow1918 Light Load Member

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    Its the brokers job to lower the rates . Its my job to raise them. If i sit waiting for a load i guarantee im close to a contract freight area so i wont get hurt to bad. I usually run a tri state area. Mi OH IL WI IN Some IA. Those states generate revenue for me with very little mileage. Being leased to a carrier that allows me to pull both contract and spot is a huge plus in todays market
     
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  5. JonJon78

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    Everyone loves posting a good haul but never wants to post that cheap load they hauled...
     
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  6. rollin coal

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    Yep SC is a terrible reefer market and been that way for a long while now. Doesn't mean he didn't get a good load though. Never understood why some guys would ##### about a round trip rate, or very close to it, going to a dead hole. Those are winners and I will book them every time. Deadhead out or grab the most convenient easy cheap load to get out of there. No way to lose really.
     
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  7. TallJoe

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    Everyone will score every now and then on the spot market. But all it shows is that someone got lucky and good for them.
    I always say that it is the market that says how much you will haul for, not the other way around. The only choice you have is to haul very few loads or nothing all. Negotiation skills ...? yeah... but not to the extent that someone will be getting $200-300 more per load on the same lane than me on consistent basis.
     
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  8. Moonshadow1918

    Moonshadow1918 Light Load Member

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    Yea sweet potatoes loads paying 1200 to chicago. Ill take that and get my hands back in the cookie jar.
     
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