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Apr 17, 2023 at 08:30 AM CST
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I would highly recommend all of the bulkloads staff, all brokers, and shippers read this article. To all owner operators, drivers, trucking companies; we need to be charging by the hour. We are not mobile storage. We are not pawns to be used to boost stock price. We are not disposable. We are the backbone of this consumer driven economy. Every one of us is a logistics manager every day. McDonald's is paying $15/hr across the country. What is it worth to you to be away from home dealing with the traffic and weather? We can change things.

Replied on Mon, Apr 17, 2023 at 01:35 PM CST
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The amount of freight tonnage out there has remained constant for the past couple of years, but suddenly rates are crashing? And this is happening with diminishing capacity in the market? The math does not compute, someone is Lying about the numbers, who could it be? Google search freight tonnage index, you will see that the central bank of St. Louis mantains a chart. We are told the freight tonnage index has went up slightly not down, meanwhile wall mart closing stores, Amazon laying off another 27,000 techs, brokers laying off agents, mortgage backed securities in the tank, etc, never let a good crisis go to waste.
Replied on Mon, Apr 17, 2023 at 01:35 PM CST


Replied on Mon, Apr 17, 2023 at 01:35 PM CST

Yep. I read it this morning also. I've said before, trucking is a shitty business.

Replied on Mon, Apr 17, 2023 at 02:38 PM CST
These brokers are asking for bids and they find the cheapest price which is business but just don’t get upset when I don’t take cheap freight .