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Sep 02, 2017 at 05:01 PM CST
I have a load to deliver for company A to "x" location; I also have a load to pickup and deliver to same company A that is near "x" location so want to facilitate both deliver and pickup in one trip for company A. Company A wants to only pay 50% for pickup load since we're conveniently already going to be there. I believe pickup fee should be the same as if I were only facilitating the pickup as it is only beneficial for our company to do the 2 loads at once. How would u charge for the pickup? The full round trip as if it were one transaction or do u charge 50% since for same company and same location? If need be, we would do the delivery in one trip and then go back for the pickup n another trip in order to obtain the full fee. But obviously it behooves us to do the 2 transactions in one trip yet I don't think just cuz company A knows this, that we should only get paid 50%. Thoughts please??!! And thank you!




Replied on Sun, Sep 03, 2017 at 11:33 AM CST
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I haul produce and the broker that I use if I put 2 different loads on the trailer he will pay me full price for each load that is all I can say, but I have also been loading for him for 20 years
Replied on Sun, Sep 03, 2017 at 09:02 PM CST
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Originally Posted by: GEORGE SLATER
Quote: "I haul produce and the broker that I use if I put 2 different loads on the trailer he will pay me full price for each load that is all I can say, but I have also been loading for him for 20 years"

IF I SEND TWO PACKAGES THE SAME WEIGHT TO THE SAME DESTINATION BY FED EX OR UPS I AM CHARGED FOR TWO PACKAGES! WHY SHOULD YOUR SITUATION BE ANY DIFFERENT!

Replied on Tue, Sep 05, 2017 at 12:48 PM CST
if yer picking up 2 loads with one truck at the same time you can't charge 2 loading fees, however you are NOT delivering to the same location so you should rate that accordingly, i don;t know how many miles "close" is but you will have to suffer the expense of 2 drops so you should charge the shipper for that.
Replied on Wed, Sep 06, 2017 at 12:07 AM CST
Originally Posted by: CHRISTOPHER STIER
Quote: " IF I SEND TWO PACKAGES THE SAME WEIGHT TO THE SAME DESTINATION BY FED EX OR UPS I AM CHARGED FOR TWO PACKAGES! WHY SHOULD YOUR SITUATION BE ANY DIFFERENT!"

I CONCUR!!! GREAT EXAMPLE!!!

Replied on Wed, Sep 06, 2017 at 07:11 AM CST
i have been in that same situation,my advice is if company A is a steady and good customer i would do the 50 percent,you will make up for it in the long run....other wise i would charge the full rate and go on...goog luck
Replied on Wed, Sep 06, 2017 at 09:02 AM CST
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A load is a load...PERIOD!!