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load board about to get even more clogged with garbage

Mar 09, 2016 at 01:14 PM CST
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I notice that there is about 20 more PLS ligistic brokers join in the last few minutes and in the last month or so about 30 new TQL logistic brokers join. Im sure this will improve the load boads
Replied on Wed, Mar 09, 2016 at 01:49 PM CST
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The turnover is so high at PLS, those new ones will be gone by this Friday
Replied on Thu, Mar 10, 2016 at 06:55 PM CST
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This is getting ridiculous. I am seriously considering dropping this board. You spend so much time looking thru the same loads listed one after the other by the same three or four companies..... Do you guys not have your own freight or are you trying to survive by living off of other peoples loads. Do you not understand that by taking an hour, which we shouldnt have to do, we can find the source of these loads and book diectly with them??? I really liked this board but basically all I am using it for now is the forum. I have given up on finding anything worthwhile.

I think the admins could come up with a way to sort this out.
Replied on Thu, Mar 10, 2016 at 08:10 PM CST
Does anyone out there work with US bulk Transport? Thanks for any info you have.
Replied on Fri, Mar 11, 2016 at 06:08 AM CST
I have Jobe. usually do some work each month for them. Rates are average..some above, some below. They pay their bills. I have never any problems with them, and the nice thing, their reps actually know what equipment is needed, what it can haul, what it cant. Alot better than some of these other brokers on here that dont know the first thing about equipment....tell them 39x96x66 aluminum, frame, control flow, barn door and their head explodes.
Replied on Fri, Mar 11, 2016 at 06:19 AM CST
Originally Posted by: BEN HARBISON
Quote: "I have Jobe. usually do some work each month for them. Rates are average..some above, some below. They pay their bills. I have never any problems with them, and the nice thing, their reps actually know what equipment is needed, what it can haul, what it cant. Alot better than some of these other brokers on here that dont know the first thing about equipment....tell them 39x96x66 aluminum, frame, control flow, barn door and their head explodes."

Your right Ben, I'm pretty new to this all but already see your point. Have talked to a few brokers that don't even know what product needs moved let alone what kind of trailer can or cannot do it. I'm trying to sort through some of this to find a resonable place to work with in my area.
Thanks.
Replied on Fri, Mar 11, 2016 at 06:19 AM CST
Originally Posted by: BEN HARBISON
Quote: "I have Jobe. usually do some work each month for them. Rates are average..some above, some below. They pay their bills. I have never any problems with them, and the nice thing, their reps actually know what equipment is needed, what it can haul, what it cant. Alot better than some of these other brokers on here that dont know the first thing about equipment....tell them 39x96x66 aluminum, frame, control flow, barn door and their head explodes."

Your right Ben, I'm pretty new to this all but already see your point. Have talked to a few brokers that don't even know what product needs moved let alone what kind of trailer can or cannot do it. I'm trying to sort through some of this to find a resonable place to work with in my area.
Thanks.
Replied on Fri, Mar 11, 2016 at 09:29 AM CST
Can anyone seriously tell me what's behind the mega brokers getting into the bulk business? Do they want to be the "Walmart" of transportation, sevicing all sectors? Are they soliciting the shippers or are the shippers soliciting them? I would assume the former and they are offering cheaper rates. But they don't know shit. I've called a few for fun. I could also assume they think there is another load around the corner like in the van or flatbed business.

Next questions. Is anyone hauling for them?... Are they eating your lunch? I would guess in desperate times a certain amount of shipper loyalty to the carrier goes out the window.

Like others have said in other forums, we are taking care of our customers then go home. It's slow but it is likely to pick up soon for the short term. It's not very good time to go after new business. But we should. The mega brokers are. GO AFTER IT HEAD TO HEAD WITH THEM. YOU HAVE SOMETHING THEY DON'T. THE ABILITY TO MOVE THE LOADS.
Replied on Fri, Mar 11, 2016 at 09:29 AM CST
Can anyone seriously tell me what's behind the mega brokers getting into the bulk business? Do they want to be the "Walmart" of transportation, sevicing all sectors? Are they soliciting the shippers or are the shippers soliciting them? I would assume the former and they are offering cheaper rates. But they don't know shit. I've called a few for fun. I could also assume they think there is another load around the corner like in the van or flatbed business.

Next questions. Is anyone hauling for them?... Are they eating your lunch? I would guess in desperate times a certain amount of shipper loyalty to the carrier goes out the window.

Like others have said in other forums, we are taking care of our customers then go home. It's slow but it is likely to pick up soon for the short term. It's not very good time to go after new business. But we should. The mega brokers are. GO AFTER IT HEAD TO HEAD WITH THEM. YOU HAVE SOMETHING THEY DON'T. THE ABILITY TO MOVE THE LOADS.
Replied on Fri, Mar 11, 2016 at 09:56 AM CST
Originally Posted by: JOBE SCHROEDER
Quote: "Does anyone out there work with US bulk Transport? Thanks for any info you have."

Did some work for them about a year ago and all went well
Replied on Fri, Mar 11, 2016 at 09:56 AM CST
Originally Posted by: JOBE SCHROEDER
Quote: "Does anyone out there work with US bulk Transport? Thanks for any info you have."

Did some work for them about a year ago and all went well
Replied on Mon, Mar 14, 2016 at 10:46 AM CST
its pretty easy to weed these people out as all you have to ask them for is the confirmation number, contract number or release number and then verify them with the shipper. if they don;t have that, they don;t have the loads. if they tell you not yet, move on....