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

    Oct 22, 2010
    From planet Earth

    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

    Oct 22, 2010
    From planet Earth
    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

    GreedTransport Bobtail Member

    May 24, 2013
    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

    Business Developer Bobtail Member

    Aug 13, 2013
    Cape Town
    Question: what making O-O carriers not approach customers to load direct?
  5. Horse Whisperer

    Horse Whisperer Light Load Member

    Jan 6, 2013
    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

    Apr 17, 2013
    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

    bbwolfe2018 Bobtail Member

    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.
    FlaSwampRat Thanks this.
  8. FlaSwampRat

    FlaSwampRat Medium Load Member

    Jun 1, 2019
    Valrico FL
    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

    Apr 19, 2011
    Suckered again! I actually clicked on a 6 year old thread. Stupid me!
    Dale thompson and FlaSwampRat Thank this.
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