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Broker Brags about moving Cheap Freight

Apr 11, 2019 at 09:57 AM CST
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Broker posted several loads out of OK going North. I emailed him a price at $63 a ton which covered my deadhead and put me at my operating cost of $2.50 (all miles). At Team SR we run our company like a real business $2.50 all miles plus tolls and $75.00 an hour for detention no cap. When the broker responded, he could have just said the loads were all gone, but instead he had to brag that he had them all covered at $37 a ton which came to $1.78 loaded mile…….. Wondering why they were still posted on the board if they were all moved.

My title should read (Broker takes advantage of vulnerable adults)


This reminds me of when I was a kid and the neighborhood bully used to sell a $.05 candy bars for $5 to the retarded kid down the street or to be political correct mentally challenged kid down the street.

Replied on Thu, Apr 11, 2019 at 11:24 AM CST
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Trucking is definitely an interesting industry. Seems to be a discrepancy in opinions...if I call about a load and say I can do it for 2.70 a mile, and I'm told that there isn't that much money from the shipper....(2.10 is the best I can do) I've heard one side tell me that this tactic is just good negotiating skill, I think it's deception. I don't believe that is capitalism.

I accidentally get the shipping paperwork on occasion and as a farmer I see the shipping bills every once in a while and I see 4.65 per mile for fertilizer. Its tough to get that chopped away from 4.65 per mile to the 2.10 per mile we end up getting. That being said I trust the people I do business with and not everyone deserves to get lumped into this category. But in the spirit of true capitalism, should the truck not be allowed to see the original shipping amount prior to negotiation?
Replied on Thu, Apr 11, 2019 at 11:25 AM CST
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The reason he is bragging is simple. he took the 26 dollar a ton savings and paid for his next cruise meanwhile some poor trucker living all the time in his truck thought he is getting rich till he finds out he needs tires insurance oh yes fuel
Replied on Fri, Apr 12, 2019 at 07:25 AM CST
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Just something to think about..you can demand a copy of the bill that the broker sends the shipper..and they are supposed to give you one...
Replied on Fri, Apr 12, 2019 at 08:12 AM CST
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I agree with you Ron. The broker could have said they were covered but instead chose to give you a kick where it hurts instead. Must not have much going on if they have time to do that.
Replied on Fri, Apr 12, 2019 at 01:59 PM CST
Originally Posted by: JEFF PEARSON
Quote: "Just something to think about..you can demand a copy of the bill that the broker sends the shipper..and they are supposed to give you one..."

I didn't know that. I get it accidentally every once in a while
Replied on Fri, Apr 12, 2019 at 04:27 PM CST
Originally Posted by: DALE HERMANS
Quote: "I didn't know that. I get it accidentally every once in a while"

East central grain is a joke also. They will ask what you charge to go point a to b.

Haul1250 bushels. 7 axle. $5.00 a loaded mile. 80 miles. Sounds really good

then you get a bill from dan for .10 per bushel

no return loadsor help. You have 5 loads from the same place sounds good. Couple grand

so you work with this garbage then send in the frieght bill

He asks”how much to go a to b”. No extra was discussed. The $5.00 helped offset fuel surcharge

i have seen as much as .80 bushel when peas and lentils were hauled. Yet the $5.00 stays the same

ECG aka Dan was involved with the hunter Hanson getting millions from elevators and farmers.

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