Worst freight broker company is REED TRANSPORT SERVICES from BRANDON,FL

Discussion in 'Shippers & Receivers - Good or Bad' started by Zeitgeist, Feb 20, 2012.

  1. Zeitgeist

    Zeitgeist Bobtail Member

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    most important that you understend me, I hope its my last bad expirience with you and next time everyting will be ok.
    And I am sorry for strong words too.
     
  2. Zeitgeist

    Zeitgeist Bobtail Member

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    I could find another load yes, but i'm not playing games.
    If I gave my word I hold it, thats how my father teach me.

    By the way after I corsed this broker I found another load in same city even for more money but pick up was at evening time.
     
  3. GreedTransport

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    As a former employee I can tell you that's text book Reed Transport to hold a higher priced truck on a crappy load until you find a cheaper one and drop you at the last minute. How do you think they went from 5-60 employees in a few years because they consistently screw carriers and employees and keep the margins. Shame on you for waiting so long to call their bluff, I wouldn't trust them ever because they are only interested in their own executives retirement. For all those reading this and considering running a load for Reed take warning and also note the heart felt response below is nothing because they didn't spend a minute more researching the issue or trying to help the carrier than they did typing the sentence.
     
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  4. Business Developer

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    Question: what making O-O carriers not approach customers to load direct?
     
  5. Horse Whisperer

    Horse Whisperer Light Load Member

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    Usually, the agreement entered into has a clause prohibiting back solicitation for a period of months or years... it happens, but that's the reason most OPs don't
     
  6. Moneymike

    Moneymike Light Load Member

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    I have been using reed and have not had any problems. I get good rates paid on time paid detention etc. I must be the lucky one. My broker there takes great care of me.
     
  7. bbwolfe2018

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    RUN away, Do NOT walk!
    Reed are EVIL ethically BROKErs.
    I booked a load to Memphis TN a few times with them.
    The last time, I sat at the shipper 14 hours, only 45 mins from my house. The deliver spot was 330-7am window for a 190 miles away.
    It was after 8am I left the shipper.
    I wasn’t told they stop receiving at 7am. And by 6 am they had already changed my delivery appt til the next day! And NO ONE told me, after driving too speed to get to Memphis, only to find out I had to wait almost 20 hrs to delivery.
    I had to cancel 2 other loads I booked in advance, and I got proof of all this in writing that they dropped the ball completely and only gave me like $150 for my time. I lost $3000 and hurt my reputation because of these dregs.
    And now, they have both of my cell phones blocked and I can never get thru when I can to book the same load.
    All for a measly $650 load, and they blackball me as if I’m in the wrong. I’m still considering a lawsuit against this bunch of losers. I have all the proof in writing, emails to and from the receiver about changes I was never informed of, I coulda just went home and waited.
    RUN away, Do NOT walk away from this BROKEer.
     
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  8. FlaSwampRat

    FlaSwampRat Medium Load Member

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    They are hiring and I live right down the road. I gave going into the dispatch end of the business a little thought and just can't do it because of stuff like this. I don't want to #### anyone just because the boss says so or it's the way the company does business.
     
  9. Scooter Jones

    Scooter Jones Road Train Member

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    Suckered again! I actually clicked on a 6 year old thread. Stupid me!
     
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