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A lot of talk about bad brokers!

Jan 11, 2020 at 09:57 AM CST
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First off I’m not sure if I can do this per any rule I may not have read. I see a lot of post about bad brokers and low rates. I do agree. Most brokers are getting rich fast and drivers are not. I have a good example. I ran a load, I met a guy running the same load that day. He was getting like 32.00 a ton I was getting 48.00 a ton. Big difference! My solution is if you want to make good money and have a broker who cares call my buddy Jesse Abbott at midway logistics (316) 260-5074 extension 601 I believe. I promise you won’t find a better broker.
Replied on Fri, Jan 17, 2020 at 01:19 PM CST
I enjoyed you're post. its true. Not all brokers are bad news. I've had a good one myself for awhile now and he fights for our wages. hes really cool. He even gave me information to go direct with a few companies that he wouldnt be able to pay me enough from if he took a cut out. It can be taxing on the nerves in our industry but drivers that take super cheap freight,only have themselves to blame. I've never understood it. We all have a choice in what we haul because it's our equipment. People just need to do their homework and take loads that are good for them. What works for one guy,wont work for another. Have a great day driver!
Replied on Fri, Jan 17, 2020 at 08:10 PM CST
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He may be a great guy but the last load I checked with him on was a 630 mile trip from kanopolis KS to Evansville Mn. He was paying 46T. Do the math. I don't care how nice you or how much you care I wont run my truck for rates like that.
Replied on Sat, Jan 18, 2020 at 10:55 AM CST
Originally Posted by: DANIEL ALLECKSON
Quote: "He may be a great guy but the last load I checked with him on was a 630 mile trip from kanopolis KS to Evansville Mn. He was paying 46T. Do the math. I don't care how nice you or how much you care I wont run my truck for rates like that."

Do you have a few phone numbers Any one know a few good brokers in Texas Would gladly appreciate.
Replied on Sat, Jan 18, 2020 at 10:55 AM CST
I'm not downplaying the people that are stupid enough to haul those loads....
Replied on Sat, Jan 18, 2020 at 10:55 AM CST
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I'm with Daniel on this one. People with integrity wouldn't offer a load that pays that cheap, in my opinion anyway. I get emails daily from companies wanting fertilizer moved, it's always 1.90 per loaded mile. Funny thing is, my direct companies pay double that, and a few brokers I use pay 2.70 to 3 bucks pretty easy. Kinda why we complain about the shady people taking the mythical 10 percent. Capitalism requires honesty
Replied on Sat, Jan 18, 2020 at 06:41 PM CST

Hello All, I am newer broker and totally get the concern carriers have. First of all YOU, the carrier has the expenses, the headaches, the mechanical issues, the face to face interaction with the end user, and we as brokers should understand this. I am coming into this, for longevity and to secure my families future financially, therefore me for one will always put my carriers needs before mine. Remember, you guys/gals are the ones moving the product. Without you, it doesnt move. I based my business model off of quantity of loads. Meaning I can still make what I plan to, but I just have to move more loads, therefore I can take less, give more to my carriers, but book more loads. Right now I am trying to get into the grain, fertilizers etc., scene and its a tight family if you will. Once I obtain a solid shipper in this sector, I will then need a group of great carriers that have hoppers and are dependable, love their job and are fun to work with. Hats off to you all, keep up the good work and remember, love what you do.

Replied on Sun, Jan 19, 2020 at 04:45 PM CST
Originally Posted by: DANIEL ALLECKSON
Quote: "He may be a great guy but the last load I checked with him on was a 630 mile trip from kanopolis KS to Evansville Mn. He was paying 46T. Do the math. I don't care how nice you or how much you care I wont run my truck for rates like that."

I agree Daniel!! I’m not sure the story on that load. I was only pointing out that when I say I need better rates I get them or they find me a better load. I only pointed out that they work with us drivers better then some other brokers I deal with.