Well, I got too excited

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

  1. DouletTheDriver

    DouletTheDriver Bobtail 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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  2. p608

    p608 Road Train Member

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    Kind of like that first date when it was over before it started.
     
  3. 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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  4. 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.
     
  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. DouletTheDriver

    DouletTheDriver Bobtail Member

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    exactly how I feel ...
     
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  8. REO6205

    REO6205 Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

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    Sounds like he learned something. I hope he remembers the lesson.
     
  9. 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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  10. 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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