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Anybody know about port city logistics?

Oct 25, 2015 at 09:40 PM CST
Russ has every small town on east coast posted. But has yet to return an email or phone call.
Replied on Mon, Oct 26, 2015 at 09:42 AM CST
When I spoke to him a few months ago, he was looking at bulk cottonseed starting in October from allof the points to Savannah, GA and he was looking for walking floors and live bottoms.
Replied on Tue, Oct 27, 2015 at 09:14 AM CST
Told me all the GA loads fell thru . Seems to have tons of loads listed on here that don't exist.
Replied on Thu, Oct 29, 2015 at 01:28 AM CST
Richard, could you please give me a call tomorrow. I believe you may have one of your trucks parked in our yard. Regards, Don Smith 817-609-2634
Replied on Thu, Jan 07, 2016 at 12:09 PM CST
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This is Russ O'Quin of Port City Logistics. I want to first apologize that the loads that were to be live loads remained on the board for such a long time. I have again asked Bulk Loads to make sure all have been removed.

To those of you that called and did not receive a return call it was "sin of Ommission" not "commission". Please accept my apologies. We moved approximately 300 walking floor, belt loads last year. PCL had not enough capacity last year to handle. When I took over as Director here we wanted to make sure we were ahead of the curve and had capacity in place, thus the postings. When the traders finally got to us with the pricing they were going to pay, we pulled out of the picture due to the fact that what they were offering was below what your cost would be and that was without the tiny margin we were going to put on for service.

If in the course of this we have offended anyone it was not our or my intent, and Port City Logistcs has the utmost of respect for the work each of you do daily. I drive the bus here and the buck stops with me.

We currently move and have moved hundreds of containers of the commodity but passed on the bulk simply because it was unfair to ask you to truck below cost.. I hope that if we have future opportunities they will be handled differently and again with respect of you and your business in mind. Thanks for your time
Replied on Thu, Jan 07, 2016 at 03:27 PM CST
Hey Russ this is Jason thanks for being honest with everyone
Replied on Thu, Jan 07, 2016 at 10:29 PM CST
Originally Posted by: JASON WEAST
Quote: "Hey Russ this is Jason thanks for being honest with everyone"

Ditto from me as well Russ.
Replied on Thu, Jan 07, 2016 at 11:40 PM CST
That is gutsy. You have my respect at this point. Let us know if you need floors

Art Pfluger
Replied on Fri, Jan 08, 2016 at 07:00 AM CST
Thank you for that. Sorry to call you out, just seemed like you where fishing.
Replied on Fri, Jan 08, 2016 at 07:08 AM CST
Daniel, never feel bad about holding Brokerage companies feet to the fire. You know we do the same to you guys as well, that is what makes the partnerships so important. Thanks for calling me out, sorry it took so long for me to respond, I had no idea until I got a heads up from Bulk that we were mentioned in the Forum.
Replied on Fri, Jan 08, 2016 at 09:46 AM CST

Thanks for taking the time to explain. It would help everyone on Bulkloads if when loads fall thru whoever posts the loads removes them. Nothing worse than trying to get loads that fall thru or that have already been hauled.

Also alot of companies post loads that don't exist to see how cheap they should bid on future loads. Making us do all the figuring because they don't know the business they just try to have the lowest bid. So we wind up hauling loads for the cost of fuel. If it don't pay $2.50 a mile don't haul the load people.

Rick Rickley
R&L Transport