Why do owner operators need forwarders and brokers?

Discussion in 'Ask An Owner Operator' started by HogazWild, May 19, 2022.

  1. HogazWild

    HogazWild Bobtail Member

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    I'm interested in why carriers can't stop using these without losing everything
     
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  3. wichris

    wichris Road Train Member

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    Because they can't get away with treating a customer like they would a broker.
     
  4. ProfessionalNoticer

    ProfessionalNoticer Road Train Member

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    It all boils down to convenience. This applies to Carriers and the Shippers/Receivers. For a Transportation Manager it's much easier to just farm the loads out to a broker and walk away. For a Carrier, it's much easier to call a broker instead of making sales efforts. Also, Carriers can file a surety bond claim on the Broker's policy in the event of non-payment instead of pursuing legal actions.
     
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