What is the difference between a Dedicated Account and a dedicated run?

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  1. expedite_it

    expedite_it Light Load Member

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    On my thread "Can someone help me make sense of this video about LP at US Xpress", a truckers report forum member told me "Dedicated account is usually not as good as a dedicated run." I don't know the difference between a dedicated account and a dedicated run.

    What is the difference between a dedicated account and a dedicated run?
     
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  3. Razorwyr

    Razorwyr Road Train Member

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    A dedicated account would be like Dollar General or something. You may go to a different DG every day, but you only deliver to DG. A dedicated run would be the exact same trip every time.
     
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  4. expedite_it

    expedite_it Light Load Member

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    So all dedicated runs are dedicated accounts, but not all dedicated accounts are dedicated runs.
     
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  5. MysticHZ

    MysticHZ Road Train Member

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    Not necessarily ... Relays can be dedicated runs, but whatever freight happens to be going in this direction ... No specific account.
     
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  6. TB John

    TB John Company Shill of BYOB&CBD

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    A perfect example: you only get lot lizards at a Pilot, thats a dedicated account. If you only get services from a particular one at the Pilot, that's a dedicated run.
     
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  7. I glide 47

    I glide 47 Road Train Member

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    I like the way you think
     
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  8. truckdriver31

    truckdriver31 Road Train Member

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    i would see it as guaranteed minimum pay really. if them lot lizards are at the pilot only. they its guaranteed not dedicated. dedicated is like she knew i was coming that night. so she made sure she was dedicated to guaranteed her work.
     
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  9. Razorwyr

    Razorwyr Road Train Member

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    No no no, she's like the distribution center. She receives lots of loads every night from various accounts.
     
  10. truckdriver31

    truckdriver31 Road Train Member

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    wonder if its a drop and hk or live unload at the dc. them lumpers can get expensive.
     
  11. Razorwyr

    Razorwyr Road Train Member

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    I'm not sure which would be worse, a yard dog shuttling my load or a lumper emptying it out for her
     
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