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Note to brokers:

Mar 04, 2019 at 04:10 PM CST
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This is to all brokers that post on Bulkloads: When posting a load, please do not put the point of pick up 50 to 100 miles away from where it actually picks up. the same goes with the destination. Also, please remove loads after you have covered them. it saves us time, and reduces phone calls to you.
Replied on Tue, Mar 05, 2019 at 08:05 AM CST
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And when we call about a load we are calling about that load. Not something that you think you need covered really bad that you think we want to do.
Replied on Tue, Mar 05, 2019 at 08:05 AM CST

Yes when I notice broker has habit of that I don't bother to call them anymore

Replied on Sat, Mar 16, 2019 at 06:16 PM CST
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This is nothing new come on How long you guys been doing this
Replied on Sun, Mar 17, 2019 at 02:50 PM CST
Long enough to know when we're getting the run around.
Replied on Tue, Mar 26, 2019 at 08:12 AM CST
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I am not a broker but I work traffic for a wholesale lumber company. I try to always post true pickup and destination locations but the problem I run into is; someone will call on one of my loads and ask where in the world is that place. I spend at least 5 minutes on the phone with them trying to give them a general location. I give miles when I can but sometimes I have to post to the closest recognized location to avoid this or to attract someone that knows that doesn't quite know that area.

Replied on Wed, Mar 27, 2019 at 08:45 AM CST
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I have been told that sometimes a broker will show a different origin to expand the exposure of the available load. Really no different than a carrier expanding their search to find a load. Yes it could seem a little deceitful but maybe worth a call.
Replied on Wed, Apr 03, 2019 at 04:25 PM CST
Google maps works well to find city an distance for the driver or dispatch. That being said now we covered both problems, actual pickups are best.
Replied on Thu, Apr 04, 2019 at 08:05 AM CST
Originally Posted by: DENISE MCBRIDE
Quote: "I am not a broker but I work traffic for a wholesale lumber company. I try to always post true pickup and destination locations but the problem I run into is; someone will call on one of my loads and ask where in the world is that place. I spend at least 5 minutes on the phone with them trying to give them a general location. I give miles when I can but sometimes I have to post to the closest recognized location to avoid this or to attract someone that knows that doesn't quite know that area. "

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Replied on Fri, Apr 05, 2019 at 08:05 AM CST
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Brokers post loads outside of the actual pick up or drop off locations so some of us seasoned owner operators dont just google where and what the actual customer is , real easy to figure out drop an email or make a call and get the load direct ., DAH