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Post Rates and Product

Feb 28, 2020 at 04:25 PM CST
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As a paid subscriber I think it should be required when posting loads to post a rate and the product being hauled, or at least the product and ask you to price the rate if one hasn't been established. This would save loads of time as knowing the product and the rate would determine whether I need to call about the load in the first place. Just my opinion

Replied on Sat, Feb 29, 2020 at 11:31 AM CST
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I agree the commodity should be mandatory to post a load but posting the rate is a joke.

Replied on Sat, Feb 29, 2020 at 11:31 AM CST
Spot on. I agree, especially the mandatory part.

Art Pfluger
Replied on Sat, Feb 29, 2020 at 11:32 AM CST
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I agree!! I've left countless messages for loads that are posted. Sometimes I don't even get a call back. Or broker tells me they'll have to call shipper & verify load is still available! If a broker is posting a load, it better be available

Replied on Sat, Feb 29, 2020 at 11:32 AM CST

100% agree, no reason to call to get the information, that should be on the post. Almost like there is something they are hiding. We as carriers can still say no once we call so save us a little time.

Replied on Sat, Feb 29, 2020 at 11:32 AM CST
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I'd like to see the product posted for sure. I think it's a losing battle to ask for the rate up front....but what gets me the most fired up is seeing them lie about the origin or destination town. Why say the load delivers to happyville, when the truth is that it delivers to angrytown 72 miles away from happyville??
Replied on Sat, Feb 29, 2020 at 11:32 AM CST
I think that is a wonderful idea
Replied on Sat, Feb 29, 2020 at 11:32 AM CST

I couldn't agree more.

Replied on Sat, Feb 29, 2020 at 11:32 AM CST
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Nah Its not that hard to just call and ask. Becides how are you going to negotiate that rate to work for you if they just post it and you get eh no. I do agree it would be helpful to have product many times I have set up to take it and then they were like its road salt btw and then I have to say no cuz we do agricultural bulk. Its more to protect their customers though I think so other people don't just swoop in and contact the source for a better rate or whatever

Replied on Sat, Feb 29, 2020 at 11:32 AM CST

Agreed

Replied on Sat, Feb 29, 2020 at 08:05 PM CST
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Originally Posted by: TANYA COTE
Quote: "Nah Its not that hard to just call and ask. Becides how are you going to negotiate that rate to work for you if they just post it and you get eh no. I do agree it would be helpful to have product many times I have set up to take it and then they were like its road salt btw and then I have to say no cuz we do agricultural bulk. Its more to protect their customers though I think so other people don't just swoop in and contact the source for a better rate or whatever "

Why cant the rate be posted?? We are told over and over again that only 10 percent is taken off. Why cant the rate be posted if everyone is only taking 10 percent? There's nothing to hide right? And no, it's not a big deal to call a good company, because they always call back and always have answers
Replied on Tue, Mar 10, 2020 at 06:53 AM CST
Originally Posted by: DALE HERMANS
Quote: "I'd like to see the product posted for sure. I think it's a losing battle to ask for the rate up front....but what gets me the most fired up is seeing them lie about the origin or destination town. Why say the load delivers to happyville, when the truth is that it delivers to angrytown 72 miles away from happyville??"

I agree, but I think the reason it is done in some cases anyway is to try and fend off some of the third and fourth party brokers who can guess at the load because they double brokered it before so when they see it they call the shipper. That's what someone told me once
Replied on Tue, Mar 10, 2020 at 01:45 PM CST
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As far as posting rates,some of these brokers know who you are hauling for but do not know your rate,if you post the rate then these scum suckers,not naming any names but you know who they are,will go and try to cut your rate and steal your customers.So I dont agree on posting the rate.
Replied on Tue, Mar 10, 2020 at 04:49 PM CST
Originally Posted by: DALE HERMANS
Quote: "I'd like to see the product posted for sure. I think it's a losing battle to ask for the rate up front....but what gets me the most fired up is seeing them lie about the origin or destination town. Why say the load delivers to happyville, when the truth is that it delivers to angrytown 72 miles away from happyville??"

that must be annoying and its only done because the shipper hired 5 brokers to look for trucks for the same load. Thankfully, i can tell who the customer is just by the bogus "locations" are close to. Just know your areas and receivers and more than likely you will be able to call the shipper direct.