Well, I got too excited

Discussion in 'Expediter and Hot Shot Trucking Forum' started by DouletTheDriver, Dec 9, 2019.

  1. DouletTheDriver

    DouletTheDriver Light Load Member

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    After about 2 weeks of getting “it’s already covered; you need 3/6 months of authority”, I just booked my 1st load with Trinity.
    I’ve been practicing negotiating for 2 weeks and when it came down to it, I choked. I was so ready to just make money.

    Guy caught me off guard when he said $900 on a 1100 mile load and I said $1050.

    I could here it in his voice when he said, ‘oh yeah I can get that approved’, that I should have gone up way higher.

    somebody shoot me
     
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  3. p608

    p608 Road Train Member

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    Kind of like that first date when it was over before it started.
     
  4. DUNE-T

    DUNE-T Road Train Member

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    $1 per mile two weeks before the Christmas. You sure made that broker a nice Holiday gift
     
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  5. REO6205

    REO6205 Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

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    We don't have to shoot you. You just shot yourself.
    Be aware of something...Brokers consider you to be an imbecile for doing what you're doing. Don't prove them right.
     
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  6. wore out

    wore out Numbered Classic

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    Did I read that right less than a buck a mile?
     
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  7. Brandt

    Brandt Road Train Member

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    Don't they say your first time is never that good but you call tell everyone you did it now ! Hopefully it get you to a better area for the next load
     
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  8. DouletTheDriver

    DouletTheDriver Light Load Member

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    exactly how I feel ...
     
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  9. REO6205

    REO6205 Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

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    Sounds like he learned something. I hope he remembers the lesson.
     
  10. D.Tibbitt

    D.Tibbitt Road Train Member

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    Well hey get it done and move on to the next. Be safe out there
     
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  11. stayinback

    stayinback Road Train Member

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    You wont be around long movin' stuff at $1.10 a mile......
    Oh,Just so you know,(And hopefully you haven't delivered yet) That Load was most likely paying $1600-$1700 to the Broker- Now you can think about that while you smile from ear to ear driving 900 miles for $1050 bucks.

    You'll learn quick- If Not Your wife will let you know whos messing up.
     
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