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Posted Thu, Dec 08 2016 10:10 AM CST
TROY SCHUMACHER
SCHUMACHER TRANSPORT
Oakes, ND

Posts: 4
Does a person haul for this company or is it best to stay away. REPLY
Posted Thu, Dec 08 2016 11:40 AM CST 1 Like
JOE KELLY
SOUTHERN LOGISTICS, LLC
Ava, IL

Posts: 73
i booked something with them not the best thing to do they don't understand trucks sometimes doesn't get mty as planned i would try someone other then them to get a load REPLY
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Posted Thu, Dec 08 2016 06:27 PM CST 8 Likes
JASON BAIRD
LT&J TRUCKING
Beatrice, NE

Posts: 61
Run fast and far from TQL. When you have some free time do a google search on them and begin reading a few of the 100,000+ horror stories. Ive had the mispleasure of dealing with them on the phone a time or two. I'd rather pull my teeth with a pair of pliers than get tied up with TQL. REPLY
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Posted Fri, Dec 09 2016 09:36 AM CST 5 Likes 5 Dislikes
JUSTIN O'DELL
TOTAL QUALITY LOGISTICS
Lexington, KY

Posts: 2
Anyone who would like more information about the company I will be more than happy to help. I've been here for a while and although there are a few bad apples in every large company, TQL does value the carrier relationships a great deal. I have made some pretty awesome friendships with carriers during my time here. Some I speak with on a daily basis and help them whenever and wherever they are. This industry can be brutal and sometimes things don't work as planned but overall we are here to work with you and be an asset. REPLY
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Posted Fri, Dec 09 2016 12:15 PM CST 6 Likes
JOE MATA
JPM GRAIN TRANSPORT
Hamilton, OH

Posts: 83
Originally Posted by: JUSTIN O'DELL
Quote: "Anyone who would like more information about the company I will be more than happy to help. I've been here for a while and although there are a few bad apples in every large company, TQL does value the carrier relationships a great deal. I have made some pretty awesome friendships with carriers during my time here. Some I speak with on a daily basis and help them whenever and wherever they are. This industry can be brutal and sometimes things don't work as planned but overall we are here to work with you and be an asset."

I get [email protected] from my shipper,why would I need a 3rd party brokerage firm like TQL?
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Posted Fri, Dec 09 2016 12:49 PM CST 3 Dislikes
JUSTIN O'DELL
TOTAL QUALITY LOGISTICS
Lexington, KY

Posts: 2

Hi Joe,

Are you running long distance or local for them mostly? That is a great arrangement that you have setup regardless. I can't promise $4.50 a mile on all of my loads but we absolutely try to make sure we quote appropriately to ensure we stay competitive with the market.

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Posted Sat, Dec 10 2016 08:41 AM CST 1 Like 3 Dislikes
KATHERINE KARCZ
TQL
Cincinnati, OH

Posts: 4
Hi Justin! I am also with TQL in Denver! And I wanted to address this topic. Like any company - there are good employees and bad employees. You have to work with the individuals that treat each with respect and provide good customer service. There was a dispatcher this week that booked a load with me and just never told me that the driver didn't have the right equipment. I told him multiple times what the requirements were and he said "yes we are good". I called the driver in the evening to see how it went and he said "I never picked up that load".

When you work with me, you are respected and treated fairly. I don't make big money here, I get a fair rate for the work I do. I have multiple owner ops and multiple smaller companies that continous work with me. As for money to the drivers, if you go direct to the shipper -- well yea, you are going to get more - there's no broker margin. But everything I quote, I have to be competitive with other brokers and trucking companies. I do my best to keep the customer and driver happy. If there's any concerns, reach out to me.
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Posted Sat, Dec 10 2016 09:26 AM CST 2 Likes 1 Dislike
CHAD FINNEMAN
C.T. FINNEMAN
BISMARCK, ND

Posts: 5
I have worked many brokers and TQL is the worst of the worst. They make CH Robinson look respectable! REPLY
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Posted Sat, Dec 10 2016 09:28 AM CST 1 Like 1 Dislike
CHAD FINNEMAN
C.T. FINNEMAN
BISMARCK, ND

Posts: 5
Run for the hills,, TQL will put the screws to you every load they have has some major issue that isnt disclosed. REPLY
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Posted Sat, Dec 10 2016 09:55 AM CST 2 Dislikes
KATHERINE KARCZ
TQL
Cincinnati, OH

Posts: 4
Sorry you feel this way. I looked in your old loads and I'm not quite sure what happened to make you upset. REPLY
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Posted Sat, Dec 10 2016 12:28 PM CST 2 Likes
JOE MATA
JPM GRAIN TRANSPORT
Hamilton, OH

Posts: 83
Originally Posted by: JUSTIN O'DELL
Quote: " Hi Joe, Are you running long distance or local for them mostly? That is a great arrangement that you have setup regardless. I can't promise $4.50 a mile on all of my loads but we absolutely try to make sure we quote appropriately to ensure we stay competitive with the market. "

Long haul,but I sell service...Reliable,courteous&professional service that none seem to match...35 years of experience,so again I ask respectively, why would I need a broker?..I'm familiar with your firm's entry level positions as far as"acquiring"new customers,but you are young kids enetering a tough market....Start out in retail,just saying.
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Posted Sat, Dec 10 2016 12:43 PM CST 3 Likes
KIRK ZERR
CIRCLE Z
Quinter, KS

Posts: 5
Each time I talk to TQL about a load it is so very cheap it is below the cost of running a truck,,, and they don't care
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Posted Sun, Dec 11 2016 08:44 AM CST
GEORGE SLATER
SLATER TRANSPORT
DUNNELLON, FL

Posts: 30
I have a question about TQL. I was told about 3 months ago that they were sold, if this is true who bought them does anyone know REPLY
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Posted Sun, Dec 11 2016 04:06 PM CST 1 Like 1 Dislike
KATHERINE KARCZ
TQL
Cincinnati, OH

Posts: 4
No, Still same ownership. He is a great leader for our company. He visits the offices at least once a year, he still will work in different roles such as afterhours and speaks with drivers and see what their concerns are. We are constantly evolving and learning how to do things better. REPLY
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Posted Sun, Dec 11 2016 04:15 PM CST 2 Likes 4 Dislikes
KATHERINE KARCZ
TQL
Cincinnati, OH

Posts: 4
Everybody has different costs for running trucks. My father's truck and trailer are paid off vs someone who has 2016 tractor and trailer has a massive expense amount. You have to know your bottom line. And honestly, right now clients don't pay us much either because the competition is so huge. I have had other brokerages under cut my rate and for me to keep running my business i had to lower it. I want to pay you guys more but when i can't, i can't. REPLY
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Posted Sun, Dec 11 2016 06:54 PM CST 2 Likes
KIRK ZERR
CIRCLE Z
Quinter, KS

Posts: 5
IF you are driving a older truck and are not put money aside for when it is time to buy new, then the clock is ticking for when you are broke
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Posted Sun, Dec 11 2016 10:34 PM CST 6 Likes
ROSE PFLUGER
ROAD WARRIORS TRANSPORTATION INC
MORRISTOWN, AZ

Posts: 581
Katherine no one on planet dislikes TQL more than myself. Your company is and continues to be the scourge of the industry. You admit that it doesn't matter the rate just book the load because you are going to get your peice no matter what goes to the truck. If you are truly good at this job go to work for an honest brokerage. I can assure you that there are more than one or two bad apples there.

Art Pfluger
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Posted Mon, Dec 12 2016 07:13 AM CST 4 Likes
XXXXX XXXXX
FABCON LLC
Gig Harbor, WA

Posts: 17
RE: "Everybody has different costs for running trucks.......truck and trailer are paid off vs someone who has 2016 tractor and trailer has a massive expense amount."

Argh! I hear that think all the time, drives me nuts.
I don't charge less because I have low overhead- I put more in the bank for me at fair rates. Business 101. But more importantly- "your rate is way too low, and I'm in no hurry to move- have a nice day".
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Posted Mon, Dec 12 2016 07:59 AM CST 1 Like 6 Dislikes
JASMINE TAYLOR
TOTAL QUALITY LOGISTICS
Cary, NC

Posts: 4
I'm a broker there as well, you guys know the market and know the game of chasing these damn customers. My dad drives trucks and his is paid off and he has a contract with a corporate company to move corporate leaders of leading companies he's white glove always roles with a team but he didnt always have that he worked for LandStar, great company if you ask me, so move with them if your looking for great loads at a great price, but most of you cant bc you dont do your books right so your left to call out on loads and get them from us. You have to know your bottom line and what it will cost to move your truck if its not worth moving then dont take the load, call one of these other brokers... but guaranteed no one puts in as much work as we do to gain these customers business like we do... sometimes we call people 8 times a day for weeks straight to win there business for you to have something to pick up. If you spent as much time on the phone trying to win business as we did your truck would sit more then it was moving. What you should do is stop thinking negative and get with these brokers to open up your own business and be your own broker, but see that to much like right! keeping on trucking...no time for complainers! REPLY
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Posted Mon, Dec 12 2016 11:17 AM CST 4 Likes
JEFF PEARSON
C & R TRUCKING INC
PAYSON, UT

Posts: 926
Originally Posted by: XXXXX XXXXX
Quote: "RE: "Everybody has different costs for running trucks.......truck and trailer are paid off vs someone who has 2016 tractor and trailer has a massive expense amount."Argh! I hear that think all the time, drives me nuts.I don't charge less because I have low overhead- I put more in the bank for me at fair rates. Business 101. But more importantly- "your rate is way too low, and I'm in no hurry to move- have a nice day"."

Hahahahahahahhahahahaha...you and Art hit it right on the nail..if you cant figure that out.. you wont be in trucking for very long... reminds me of a story i heard many years ago...told by my first boss.. sorry Italians but my boss was italian so the story is told..
These two italian brothers bought a truck.. bought hay in Bakersfield Ca for 50 bucks a ton.. hauled it to Los Angeles and sold it for 50 bucks a ton..did that for a couple of months..and figured out they werent making any money.. So they bought another truck..
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Posted Tue, Dec 13 2016 07:33 AM CST
EDD MCGILL
EL CARRETON EXPRESS LLC
Texarkana, TX

Posts: 149
Originally Posted by: JEFF PEARSON
Quote: "Hahahahahahahhahahahaha...you and Art hit it right on the nail..if you cant figure that out.. you wont be in trucking for very long... reminds me of a story i heard many years ago...told by my first boss.. sorry Italians but my boss was italian so the story is told.. These two italian brothers bought a truck.. bought hay in Bakersfield Ca for 50 bucks a ton.. hauled it to Los Angeles and sold it for 50 bucks a ton..did that for a couple of months..and figured out they werent making any money.. So they bought another truck.. "

You couldnt have posted this at a better time. I need to use this for something I have going on........
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Posted Tue, Dec 13 2016 07:51 AM CST 1 Like
EDD MCGILL
EL CARRETON EXPRESS LLC
Texarkana, TX

Posts: 149
Originally Posted by: KATHERINE KARCZ
Quote: "Everybody has different costs for running trucks. My father's truck and trailer are paid off vs someone who has 2016 tractor and trailer has a massive expense amount. You have to know your bottom line. And honestly, right now clients don't pay us much either because the competition is so huge. I have had other brokerages under cut my rate and for me to keep running my business i had to lower it. I want to pay you guys more but when i can't, i can't. "

TQL Lowballed some sand the other day in South Texas and advertised it on here.... Only one small problem with the load. The 300 yards of Farm to Market road you have to travel on to get in the front (and only) gate to plant is load restricted. $270 permit and a $15k bond with Texas to travel that road. Do you think any consideratiuon is given for that expense? Nope, "thats the cost of doing business." Prime example of the hours and hours they put into helping us out and knowing the bottom line...............

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Posted Tue, Dec 13 2016 08:33 AM CST 1 Like
TOM SCHRADER
PAGE TRANSPORTATION INC
New Prague, MN

Posts: 9
So I been reading this and keep shaking my head and I finally have to comment on this , I have been involed in the dry bulk business for 30 years now, always in end dump business in particular, its been my bread and butter for that whole time, after time you know the market, the good and the bad, its called expierence and common sense. From what i have seen in any business, you stick a particular piece of business and you learn it and be good at it.. TQL is probably good at general freight.. ie.. vans, flats, reefers.. not specialized loads and equipment, you have to know the business before you can do the business..I have seen way to many of these brokers try to dab into something specialized and think its normal freight that they can move at a reduced rate , guess what, if it could be, it would of been done ! A good example , I had TQL rep call me a year ago offering a load . ( and it was a customer we had did business with for years), he had no idea what the material was or even the ins and outs of the movement. ( how they load it, unloading procedures, etc...) and was offering it at almost half our rate, when i explained it to him of everything involved in the movement, his comment was, do you want the load or not ? wow...

I'm not againt people earning a living and trying to better themselves but when you dont know what the hell you are doing, DONT mess with it !!
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Posted Tue, Dec 13 2016 08:35 AM CST 6 Dislikes
JASMINE TAYLOR
TOTAL QUALITY LOGISTICS
Cary, NC

Posts: 4
Well instead of getting mad and hanging up, discuss why your rate is what it is, if its a difficult lane for us to cover we could ask for more money from the customer. I had a lane that I thought was easy but know one called in and when i called out the answer was what lane, oh no i dont go there. I had no idea why bc no one said anything. Funny thing was it was a narrow road and needed a 48 foot trailer instead of 53 bc of lane restrictions. Easy thing to fix but a close mouth doesnt get fed... sometimes you guys shot yourself in the foot. its a 2 way street, we arent going anywhere so we have to work with yall and vice versa... we need to come together and get this $$$. you guys still bring home way more, my dad paid my tution and alll the bills in the house once my mom was laid off with no issue. may have slept in the truck alittle often on the road but Truckers make bread when your banking it. REPLY
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Posted Tue, Dec 13 2016 09:39 AM CST 6 Likes
ED MCCONNELL
ET TRUCKING LLC
CASSELTON, ND

Posts: 129
TQL is a typical broker! Don't care if the truck makes money as long as they get their piece! We had customers in ND that we hauled for on a regular basis for good money and gave VERY good service, TQL called for rates out of a town not to far from where we were hauling from but turned out to be the loads we were doing. They took our bid, cut it by a substancial amount and then wanted us to haul it through them! If the phone rings and it is them I will answer the phone (because I am not rude) but I will not listen nor have I hauled a load for them. My advise to everyone is when this company calls do not give out rates or even listen to a thing they have to say! That's just my view!

To all of you TQL brokers, get a life and a clue! Maybe go back to school to learn some more new math or how to operate a calculator!
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Posted Tue, Dec 13 2016 10:46 AM CST
XXXXX XXXXX
FABCON LLC
Gig Harbor, WA

Posts: 17
Without gutter-rate logistics providers I'd be spending more time dealing with gutter-rate shippers, so they are really doing me a favor thinning the herd.

I just talked to a local shipper last week that gave some loads to a broker that cold called for like $1/mi- "If some moron(s) takes them, great! If not, no biggie- we don't need to move the stuff right now." We laughed.
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Posted Tue, Dec 13 2016 10:56 AM CST 1 Like
ALFRED JORDAN
POWERHOUSE TRANSPORTATION, LLC
PECULIAR, MO

Posts: 1180
Against my desires one of my owner operators decided to book a load with TQL. It paid well because they were in a bind. Ok, so their office called me and asked if they were off of my no-call list. I told them they could call the owner operator all they liked, but to refrain from calling me. I see their phone number calling at least twice a week and refuse to answer. I will not be giving them any numbers to bid shop with, I personally do not plan on hauling another load for them. This does not mean that my owner operator will not haul a load for them. They have good agents as well as bad. I have just ran into more bad than good with them. To each his own, there has been enough said about the issue here and in other places as well.
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Posted Tue, Dec 13 2016 06:31 PM CST
JAMES GIBSON
GIBSON TRANSPORT
Maidsville, WV

Posts: 1
Originally Posted by: JASMINE TAYLOR
Quote: "I'm a broker there as well, you guys know the market and know the game of chasing these damn customers. My dad drives trucks and his is paid off and he has a contract with a corporate company to move corporate leaders of leading companies he's white glove always roles with a team but he didnt always have that he worked for LandStar, great company if you ask me, so move with them if your looking for great loads at a great price, but most of you cant bc you dont do your books right so your left to call out on loads and get them from us. You have to know your bottom line and what it will cost to move your truck if its not worth moving then dont take the load, call one of these other brokers... but guaranteed no one puts in as much work as we do to gain these customers business like we do... sometimes we call people 8 times a day for weeks straight to win there business for you to have something to pick up. If you spent as much time on the phone trying to win business as we did your truck would sit more then it was moving. What you should do is stop thinking negative and get with these brokers to open up your own business and be your own broker, but see that to much like right! keeping on trucking...no time for complainers!"

Jasmine sounds like a bad ass
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Posted Wed, Dec 14 2016 06:21 AM CST 3 Likes
JOSH BUSTER
JERCE FARMS
MUSCATINE, IA

Posts: 84
Originally Posted by: JASMINE TAYLOR
Quote: "Well instead of getting mad and hanging up, discuss why your rate is what it is, if its a difficult lane for us to cover we could ask for more money from the customer. I had a lane that I thought was easy but know one called in and when i called out the answer was what lane, oh no i dont go there. I had no idea why bc no one said anything. Funny thing was it was a narrow road and needed a 48 foot trailer instead of 53 bc of lane restrictions. Easy thing to fix but a close mouth doesnt get fed... sometimes you guys shot yourself in the foot. its a 2 way street, we arent going anywhere so we have to work with yall and vice versa... we need to come together and get this $$$. you guys still bring home way more, my dad paid my tution and alll the bills in the house once my mom was laid off with no issue. may have slept in the truck alittle often on the road but Truckers make bread when your banking it."

That's where you are wrong jasmine. NO I DON'T HAVE TO WORK WITH YOUR CHEAP GARBAGE COMPANY! I don't plan on going anywhere either and I'll guarantee I'll be driving longer than you will be a tql agent. I would like to see your company's turnover rate, it seems there's a new clown that shows up on here from the tql circus every couple weeks.- And I'm not buying "incredible growth or expansion"
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Posted Wed, Dec 14 2016 06:56 AM CST 1 Like 8 Dislikes
JASMINE TAYLOR
TOTAL QUALITY LOGISTICS
Cary, NC

Posts: 4
Cry me a river... Don't take the load then. But we aren't 2nd to CH Robinson for nothing bro, check those stats. Guys be safe on the road, I'm done with this thread you truckers can talk someones head off. This thread has turned into a damn blanket! REPLY
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Posted Wed, Dec 14 2016 11:50 AM CST 4 Likes
JOSH BUSTER
JERCE FARMS
MUSCATINE, IA

Posts: 84
Good Riddance! REPLY
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Posted Wed, Dec 14 2016 12:05 PM CST
JOE MATA
JPM GRAIN TRANSPORT
Hamilton, OH

Posts: 83
Originally Posted by: JOSH BUSTER
Quote: "That's where you are wrong jasmine. NO I DON'T HAVE TO WORK WITH YOUR CHEAP GARBAGE COMPANY! I don't plan on going anywhere either and I'll guarantee I'll be driving longer than you will be a tql agent. I would like to see your company's turnover rate, it seems there's a new clown that shows up on here from the tql circus every couple weeks.- And I'm not buying "incredible growth or expansion""

Couldn't agree more!...As I said,a relative asked me about TQL because his son was graduating&was offered an entry level position"stealing"freight....After a few weeks he called and said they were the absolute worst.....Just saying.
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Posted Thu, Dec 15 2016 10:07 AM CST 3 Likes
ED MCCONNELL
ET TRUCKING LLC
CASSELTON, ND

Posts: 129
Guys the thing about TQL and other "pure brokers" is that they are of the millenial age. The guys out here that have been in this business for many years and have survived all these "fly by night" agencies who see a quick buck have integrity and morals. If I were to work with a broker, another company or owner operator who needed help and offered me a good rate, I would NOT go around his back to try and get the freight direct! I would nurture the relationship with the companies that we work with, offer good service and keep on doing what we do on a daily basis. These days it seems that RESPECT, INTEGRITY and HONESTY have been replaced by GREED, STUPIDITY and LACK OF MORALS! I am disgusted with the state of this business and the path we are headed down! We are not in this business for our health, we are here to make a living but some companies are making it hard to do that! To all TQL representitives, I hope you can have the opportunity one day to work with an OLD SCHOOL company, you will find that it's more like a family than a job! REPLY
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Posted Thu, Dec 15 2016 02:11 PM CST 3 Likes
MEL ROBLES
TURBO TURTLE LOGISTICS
Omaha, NE

Posts: 41
I've been contacted by a few of these types of agencies before and they were interesting conversations. Their primary criteria is "We want someone with a little experience, but not a lot so we don't have to break a bunch of bad habits" ... in other words they want someone young enough who can use technology quickly BUT doesn't know any better.

Everyone has to start somewhere. It doesn't mean they have to stay there.
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Posted Thu, Dec 15 2016 04:18 PM CST 4 Dislikes
TIMOTHY JOHNSON
T.JOHNSON TRUCKING
Kalamazoo, MI

Posts: 2
Originally Posted by: JASMINE TAYLOR
Quote: "Cry me a river... Don't take the load then. But we aren't 2nd to CH Robinson for nothing bro, check those stats. Guys be safe on the road, I'm done with this thread you truckers can talk someones head off. This thread has turned into a damn blanket!"

Freaking Jealous Jasmine Hillbilly truck drivers, I've just got back into the game because I've been running 4 other businesses. I never once had a problem with TQL and been treated with the utmost respect.... Screw them I say!!
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Posted Fri, Dec 16 2016 07:20 AM CST 1 Like
DAN FLETCHER
TQL
Erlanger, KY

Posts: 1
Originally Posted by: TOM SCHRADER
Quote: "So I been reading this and keep shaking my head and I finally have to comment on this , I have been involed in the dry bulk business for 30 years now, always in end dump business in particular, its been my bread and butter for that whole time, after time you know the market, the good and the bad, its called expierence and common sense. From what i have seen in any business, you stick a particular piece of business and you learn it and be good at it.. TQL is probably good at general freight.. ie.. vans, flats, reefers.. not specialized loads and equipment, you have to know the business before you can do the business..I have seen way to many of these brokers try to dab into something specialized and think its normal freight that they can move at a reduced rate , guess what, if it could be, it would of been done ! A good example , I had TQL rep call me a year ago offering a load . ( and it was a customer we had did business with for years), he had no idea what the material was or even the ins and outs of the movement. ( how they load it, unloading procedures, etc...) and was offering it at almost half our rate, when i explained it to him of everything involved in the movement, his comment was, do you want the load or not ? wow... I'm not againt people earning a living and trying to better themselves but when you dont know what the hell you are doing, DONT mess with it !! "

This is exactly right! You've hit the nail on the head.
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Posted Fri, Dec 16 2016 08:05 AM CST 6 Likes
ALFRED JORDAN
POWERHOUSE TRANSPORTATION, LLC
PECULIAR, MO

Posts: 1180
When it comes down to it TQL or any other broker that operates in their fashion is not really the problem. They are just business folks out there making a profit. That is the name of business, they get it. While I may believe that they often times take too much of the cut, or they bid things entirely too low. If truckers continue to pull loads for them they will continue to thrive. I have stated many times that the shippers are in the drivers seat not the brokers and truckers. Most Mega brokers do not really try nor do they care what the truck makes at the end of the day. They only care about making that buck.

To blame this mindset on the millenials is really absurd. This mindset was inheireted from us GenX and Baby Boomers, we are the ones that started the whole roll of the greed monster with a helpful push from Corporate America. Look around you folks, we all want our products cheaper instead of wanting the best quality. In effect wages will never return for the working man as long as the working man continues to want cheaper vs better.

You can't generally get both: Cheap will not equal better. Better will not generally be cheap. You get what you pay for.

It comes down to this it is fine to pull a load for anybody as long as they meet this critiera:

1. Does the company that is offering the load actually pay their bills?
2: Does the load pay what you need to pay and still make an acceptable profit margin?
3. Does the load suit your needs?
4. Does the company that is offering the load actually act honorably in the information that they give you?
5. Do all parties involved benefit from an ongoing relationship with one another?

If it meets those basics then it does not matter who you are working with.

Truckers quit whining about TQL or others, just state the facts about your experiences with them. TQL and I may not choose to work with one another on a consistent basis, but if we do work together we show respect to one another when their load is on the back of my owner operator's truck. I treat them no different then anybody else at that moment regardless of my personal opinion of them. At that moment in time they are a paying customer that does indeed pay their bills.

I neither endorse nor support TQL or Mega's by and large. I prefer to work with smaller shippers and smaller brokers, but as long as they are a resource and they pay their bills, and meet our critiera we sill not discriminate, money only has one obligation to us, to make us a resonable profit.
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Posted Sat, Dec 17 2016 12:48 PM CST
JEROD JAKEL
JAKEL TRUCKING LLC
Sacred Heart, MN

Posts: 7
Originally Posted by: JUSTIN O'DELL
Quote: "Anyone who would like more information about the company I will be more than happy to help. I've been here for a while and although there are a few bad apples in every large company, TQL does value the carrier relationships a great deal. I have made some pretty awesome friendships with carriers during my time here. Some I speak with on a daily basis and help them whenever and wherever they are. This industry can be brutal and sometimes things don't work as planned but overall we are here to work with you and be an asset."

I have worked with them in the pass... Good experience for the most part but it sure seems like they don't trust anyone... They are calling non stop wondering where truck is and I call it a pain in my a**.... I make them pay for there inconvenience of them calling taking up my time and drivers time....
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Posted Sun, Dec 18 2016 11:09 PM CST 2 Dislikes
ROSE PFLUGER
ROAD WARRIORS TRANSPORTATION INC
MORRISTOWN, AZ

Posts: 581
Anytime you book a load with a low life like TQL your taking that load from an honest brokerage. No different than hauling cheap loads. The industry won't improve unless we make it.

Art Pfluger
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Posted Mon, Dec 19 2016 07:12 AM CST
JERRY BECK
BECK BULK
HANKAMER, TX

Posts: 508
Originally Posted by: ROSE PFLUGER
Quote: "Anytime you book a load with a low life like TQL your taking that load from an honest brokerage. No different than hauling cheap loads. The industry won't improve unless we make it. Art Pfluger"

Very well said
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Posted Sun, Nov 18 2018 05:23 AM CST
ROSE PFLUGER
ROAD WARRIORS TRANSPORTATION INC
MORRISTOWN, AZ

Posts: 581
Jerry you have been quite. So good to hear from you. I'll admit to a more than a few problems with age and a loss of people that I can debate with. The only way this could be better is if Dale Schutt would post.
Jerry they keep changing the rules faster than I'm getting old. If I sell out I can't retire. If I stay in I can't make money or stomach the rules. What to do ?
Im a foolish old man caught in unforseen situations.
The people/ brokers that are calling the shots are crazy. I'm a square peg in a round hole. I really just wanted a few more years then fade away.
It's easy to fade away, hard to play in today's sandbox, especially without calling the new players out.
Wish you and others of our vintage well.

Art Pfluger


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Posted Sun, Nov 18 2018 05:24 AM CST
CHAD FINNEMAN
C.T. FINNEMAN
BISMARCK, ND

Posts: 5
Originally Posted by: KATHERINE KARCZ
Quote: "Sorry you feel this way. I looked in your old loads and I'm not quite sure what happened to make you upset."

Well you better look back to 4/22/2016 when Aron Beckett stiffed me on a load that had over 20 hours of standby.
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Posted Mon, Nov 19 2018 07:43 AM CST 1 Like
BRANDON BROSSART
BROSSART EXPRESS
Voltaire, ND

Posts: 7
Originally Posted by: CHAD FINNEMAN
Quote: "Well you better look back to 4/22/2016 when Aron Beckett stiffed me on a load that had over 20 hours of standby."

Maybe TQL should get into water hauling. Worked for Swift didn’t it?
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Posted Mon, Nov 19 2018 07:44 AM CST
WILLIAM PISECHKO
SHIPPING CONNECTIONS
Gravette, AR

Posts: 11
Originally Posted by: JOE MATA
Quote: "Long haul,but I sell service...Reliable,courteous&professional service that none seem to match...35 years of experience,so again I ask respectively, why would I need a broker?..I'm familiar with your firm's entry level positions as far as"acquiring"new customers,but you are young kids enetering a tough market....Start out in retail,just saying."

How do you get home?
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Posted Mon, Nov 19 2018 09:01 PM CST
MEL B
BM HAULING
Orlando, FL

Posts: 4
TQL, CHRobinkid, Coyote, pick your favorite
in Dry Van they make you run 1.00 mile sometimes .80cents a mile. Dont trust me ? Just call them ??
I hope they don't try ;do Business in Bulk industry

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Posted Tue, Nov 20 2018 01:13 PM CST
EDWIN HIERONYMUS
ERH TRANSPORT INC
Winnipeg, MB

Posts: 1
We do loads for them from time to time. You have to be careful if the load confirmation matches what they tell you on the phone. We had some bad loads but also some very good loads with them. REPLY
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Posted Wed, Nov 21 2018 06:30 PM CST
JERRY BECK
BECK BULK
HANKAMER, TX

Posts: 508
Originally Posted by: MEL B
Quote: "TQL, CHRobinkid, Coyote, pick your favoritein Dry Van they make you run 1.00 mile sometimes .80cents a mile. Dont trust me ? Just call them ??I hope they don't try ;do Business in Bulk industry "

I second this message. These brokers are a bunch of bottom feeders
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Posted Tue, Apr 16 2019 07:39 AM CST 4 Likes
KEVIN TRUMAN
JR'S FREIGHT SERVICE, INC.
Stayton, OR

Posts: 1
Stay away. They are always calling and asking to double broker your loads. I will never let them broker one of my loads. REPLY
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Posted Mon, Apr 22 2019 12:51 PM CST
CHARLES ADAIR
BACKROADS TRANSPORT LOGISTICS
Gonzales, LA

Posts: 1

Ive ran several hotshot loads for them and everything went good. Even got them to pay for the tolls on the route. Takes them a while to pay but if you factor the load you will be ok.

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Posted Wed, Apr 24 2019 07:02 AM CST
L.C. TINGEN
TINGEN TRUCKING
Grantsboro, NC

Posts: 2

Run forresy Run

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Posted Wed, Apr 24 2019 09:11 AM CST
KEVIN THOENY
PRAIRIE MOUNTAIN RANCH
Roundup, MT

Posts: 3
I am pulling a reefer. They constantly call at all hours of the day or night even when you use their macropoint. I think I have about a quarter of their numbers blocked, because if one is blocked, they'll call from another number. REPLY
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Posted Wed, Apr 24 2019 11:54 AM CST
SHEREE RIVERS
TOTAL QUALITY LOGISTICS
Louisville, KY

Posts: 1
Originally Posted by: KEVIN THOENY
Quote: "I am pulling a reefer. They constantly call at all hours of the day or night even when you use their macropoint. I think I have about a quarter of their numbers blocked, because if one is blocked, they'll call from another number."

I work for TQL and have been in the logistics business for a while. You have to understand that we call you for updates when the customer calls us for updates. Sometimes with macropoint the driver will turn of their phone or the location services once the load is booked. Please understand that we are not just calling to be calling. I have built up a list of regulars that I work with on a daily basis and I for the most part dont check call them at all because we have built that relationship as broker to carrier. We have to make sure that the customers needs are met.

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Posted Thu, Apr 25 2019 08:13 AM CST 1 Like
STEVEN PRESTON
SHIP FREIGHT SECURE, INC.
Manitowoc, WI

Posts: 63
I think he was getting at the fact that we get two calls a week from your sales people asking if we re broker loads. I have told TQL agents that we do not on well over 50 different occasions over the years. It is borderline harrassment. Your people call now and go straight to a never ending hold. REPLY
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Posted Thu, Apr 25 2019 12:27 PM CST
ERIC VOGLER
LARRY VOGLER TRUCKING LLC
Nehawka, NE

Posts: 13
I have to say there were a whole lot of bottom feeders who were insulted being put into the same category as TQL,I have had many dealings with TQL, in the past with a previous carrier I worked for,the constant check calls at all hours,the amount of money they cut out of the rate,etc.is insane,case in point I hauled a load from Ca. to portland Or.,had a new agent I worked with,hed originally quoted me a rate when I called him back he forgot he had spoke with me and quoted it at $500 more than originally quoted.
That seems like an awfully large spread,but it shows you how much they siphon off a rate when they give it to you.Do you really want to work with a company like that?
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Posted Thu, Apr 25 2019 01:22 PM CST 1 Like
ED MCCONNELL
ET TRUCKING LLC
CASSELTON, ND

Posts: 129
Originally Posted by: JASMINE TAYLOR
Quote: "Well instead of getting mad and hanging up, discuss why your rate is what it is, if its a difficult lane for us to cover we could ask for more money from the customer. I had a lane that I thought was easy but know one called in and when i called out the answer was what lane, oh no i dont go there. I had no idea why bc no one said anything. Funny thing was it was a narrow road and needed a 48 foot trailer instead of 53 bc of lane restrictions. Easy thing to fix but a close mouth doesnt get fed... sometimes you guys shot yourself in the foot. its a 2 way street, we arent going anywhere so we have to work with yall and vice versa... we need to come together and get this $$$. you guys still bring home way more, my dad paid my tution and alll the bills in the house once my mom was laid off with no issue. may have slept in the truck alittle often on the road but Truckers make bread when your banking it."

Why would we want to discuss rates with you and do your job for you? If you DO NOT know the cost of running a truck then you can not bid a job with a rate that will work for the carrier!

I personally have had TQL agents call me for a rate in my back yard, cut that rate and then ask if we would haul for cheaper! Are you on GLUE? I was then told "we need to get our foot in the door"! The only way you can get your foot in the door is if you get your head out of your butt to see the door! I have no love lost for TQL! Pretty much every agent and as well as their quality team, when I have spoken with them, I have felt I lost IQ points and more than anything lost time in my life I will NEVER get back!

My advice is DO NOT work with them!
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Posted Sat, Apr 27 2019 07:52 AM CST
GARY HODGINS
GG&M TRUCKING, LLC.
Fletcher, NC

Posts: 6
Maybe instead of asking the customer for more money y?all should take less and give it to the person that actually works for it! REPLY
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Posted Sat, Apr 27 2019 07:52 AM CST
GARY HODGINS
GG&M TRUCKING, LLC.
Fletcher, NC

Posts: 6
Only thing you can?t do is live forever! The fact is your boss won?t! REPLY
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Posted Sun, Apr 28 2019 10:51 AM CST
TED SIMS
SIMS GLOBAL SOLUTIONS
Lewisville, TX

Posts: 2
STAY AWAY! We deadheaded 200 miles for a heavy oversized load onsite for 5 hours and cancelled the load on us. Tried to pay us $150 for TONU. These jokers have no clue what it takes financially to run a trucking business. We still haven’t seen a dime from them. REPLY
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Posted Sun, Apr 28 2019 10:52 AM CST
VAN HOCK
HOCK TRUCKING INC
Toluca, IL

Posts: 78
I agree. A buddy of mine has booked loads with TQL a few times and they cancelled the loads on him just because they found someone else to do it cheaper. Maybe there needs to be something that brokers have to pay a minimum fee for cancelled loads after you already have received there confirmation sheet. I personally will never book a load with them because of how I hear they do business. REPLY
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Posted Wed, May 08 2019 06:45 AM CST
CHRIS STENNETT
CPS TRUCKING
Spotswood, NJ

Posts: 1

Quite possible the worst broker in the industry I've been avoiding them for years now , I'd say run and don't look back.

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Posted Wed, May 08 2019 06:45 AM CST 1 Dislike
ROSE PFLUGER
ROAD WARRIORS TRANSPORTATION INC
MORRISTOWN, AZ

Posts: 581
Lady you need to understand you work for the lowest company there is. You TQL idiots get on here with out having a clue as to the bulk business or what you're talking about. Anyone that loads for TQL gets what they deserve. Never on my truck

Art Pfluger
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Posted Thu, May 09 2019 08:03 AM CST 1 Like
ALFRED JORDAN
POWERHOUSE TRANSPORTATION, LLC
PECULIAR, MO

Posts: 1180
Funny how when the market tumbles, everybody gripes and complains about good old TQHell. In reality it is the inability for most truckers to understand what their value is. The culling of the herd is in full force and we will continue to see a tumble until about September.

The Fed is messing with Bonds.
The trade war with China is in full effect.
Too many people went out and thought they were going to become stupertrucker and make all kinds of big bucks.
The shippers are pushing the rates back after last years ELD mandate fiasco in preparation for this upcoming December.
The President and Congress continue to bicker much like the truckers and can not work together willingly.

TQHell and others will continue to take, take, take and the money they will make, make, make.

Good luck to all that tighten the belt and survive.
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Posted Thu, May 09 2019 04:14 PM CST
TYSON STOKES
P23 TRANSPORT LLC
,

Posts: 1
Originally Posted by: JOE MATA
Quote: "I get [email protected] from my shipper,why would I need a 3rd party brokerage firm like TQL?"

Does shipper need more capacity? I am an owner OP and run team with my wife. Remember, if your shipper grows so does their capacity and probably your rate!!

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