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Jan 28, 2016 at 02:00 PM CST
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Does anybody that post loads on this site ever look for trucks posted in that loads area or is the food chain just that good on the load posters end that its not worth the effort or there time to take a minute to do so.
What Im saying is it worth my time to bother posting a truck available in an area when Im looking for a load or am i the only one nobody contacts when they have a load in an area that i have a truck posted.
Replied on Thu, Jan 28, 2016 at 02:41 PM CST
Aint just you Curt. Ive never gotten a call on my posted trucks either.
Replied on Thu, Jan 28, 2016 at 03:12 PM CST
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Im also beginning to think that it is a really bad idea to post our trucks available anyway, because if the shipper are brokered did look and see that there's trucks in the area that would provoke them to lower a rate on a load in an area that has trucks posted.
Replied on Fri, Jan 29, 2016 at 09:33 AM CST
I had the same experiance years ago on the van side as well. I quit doing it long ago. I decided I didn't want to "reveal" my business like that. As I scan the posted trucks myself to see what the competion is doing.
Replied on Fri, Jan 29, 2016 at 05:03 PM CST
I saw your post and just for giggles I posted a truck in Kanopolis and got exactly ZERO calls on it, so I'd take that as brokers don't even look at the posted trucks.
Replied on Fri, Jan 29, 2016 at 05:27 PM CST
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That is funny!!!
Replied on Fri, Jan 29, 2016 at 06:00 PM CST
Here's another angle. Depends on how the account is set up but on InternetTruckstop the poster is alerted if you look at the specifics of their posting. I have gotten calls that way. They think you have a truck in the area when usually I'm just "fishing". Sometimes there may be multiple postings for the same load and I will click on all of them and make it look like there is some action in the area.

Maybe when things pick up and the shoe is on the other foot, posting would be more effective.

Seriously though guys, work on relationships directly with the shipper. These boards are many times the unwanted leftovers.
Replied on Fri, Jan 29, 2016 at 08:47 PM CST
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I've had lots of calls from posting truck. But most times the loads are 300+ miles away. Or going the opposite direction I said I needed to go. And I've gotten calls from brokers on here that claim I was looking at their load?
Replied on Fri, Jan 29, 2016 at 09:14 PM CST
Yep Danial I have had all of that to, but i dont think it had anything to do with you having a truck post
Replied on Sun, Jan 31, 2016 at 06:54 PM CST
It has been quite some time since I have had to post a truck on the site. The few times that I did, I did get some calls about the trucks. Some loads worked out very well as the broker had someone cancel and needed it moved and some wouldn't/didn't work into what my plans were. Either way I made some good contacts that I have since used.
Replied on Mon, Feb 01, 2016 at 12:22 PM CST
Dispatcher here. I look for trucks on Truckstop and DAT all the time. If you're posted where I need you, you'll definitely get a call. I'd say probably 2/3 of my loads are booked by posting loads and taking incoming calls, 1/3 by looking for posted trucks and making the call myself.
Replied on Mon, Feb 01, 2016 at 12:48 PM CST
Ya I've never got a call either
Replied on Fri, Feb 05, 2016 at 04:43 PM CST
Originally Posted by: D&D TRANZ
Quote: "Dispatcher here. I look for trucks on Truckstop and DAT all the time. If you're posted where I need you, you'll definitely get a call. I'd say probably 2/3 of my loads are booked by posting loads and taking incoming calls, 1/3 by looking for posted trucks and making the call myself."

I do as well as for some of my lanes there is very little equipment available.
Replied on Fri, Feb 05, 2016 at 05:07 PM CST
I decided to post my truck in the town I was dropping in this morning. I no sooner than got unloaded and had a phone call of a decent rate loading 40 miles away (too bad it was going way outa the way that I needed to go). So people do actually pay attention to posted trucks sometimes.
Replied on Fri, Feb 05, 2016 at 05:17 PM CST
Originally Posted by: NANCY HARDER
Quote: "I do as well as for some of my lanes there is very little equipment available."

OK, thus it could demand a higher rate. This may fit into another forum better. But I wonder where the rates come from sometimes. Example: I was "fishing" this morning and inquired on a load. It went like this, I asked for information about a posted load, I never ask,"what's it pay". But he tells me the product then imediately the rate. It seemed low. I said thank you. Where did he come up with the rate? Was it quoted from a carrier? If so, why didn't he contact that carrier to do it?

Not ranting, just thinking out loud. Always lots of variables and thought processes. Personally I think too many people on either side do NOT know how to negotiate.
Replied on Sat, Feb 06, 2016 at 12:35 AM CST
are you talking about hopper loads if so their is very few hopper loads on those boards therefore their wont be any hopper equiment on those boards
Replied on Sat, Feb 06, 2016 at 06:32 AM CST
Originally Posted by: TRANDY BARNES
Quote: "are you talking about hopper loads if so their is very few hopper loads on those boards therefore their wont be any hopper equiment on those boards"

In my case it was a trading company (direct shipper) posting on another bulk board and the equipment needed was live bottom / end dump.
Replied on Mon, Feb 08, 2016 at 11:43 AM CST
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Originally Posted by: DEAN HUGHSON
Quote: "In my case it was a trading company (direct shipper) posting on another bulk board and the equipment needed was live bottom / end dump."

i go into the database here to find carriers local to the work or ones who come up to canada, saves a lot of phone calls, but i have found carriers soley from them posting a truck up on here, especially the smaller carriers with 1 or 2 trucks, so i love supporting those guys as well.
Replied on Mon, Feb 08, 2016 at 11:47 AM CST
Originally Posted by: NANCY HARDER
Quote: "i go into the database here to find carriers local to the work or ones who come up to canada, saves a lot of phone calls, but i have found carriers soley from them posting a truck up on here, especially the smaller carriers with 1 or 2 trucks, so i love supporting those guys as well."

I am glad you support the smaller companies

Replied on Mon, Feb 08, 2016 at 02:37 PM CST
got a new one why do brokers post a load thats nowhere near the city they have it posted for
Replied on Mon, Feb 08, 2016 at 03:16 PM CST
Originally Posted by: TRANDY BARNES
Quote: "got a new one why do brokers post a load thats nowhere near the city they have it posted for"

In my experience. They do it to protect their business.
Replied on Mon, Feb 08, 2016 at 03:23 PM CST
Originally Posted by: DAVID BROCKMAN
Quote: "In my experience. They do it to protect their business. "

how is that protecting their business
Replied on Mon, Feb 08, 2016 at 04:35 PM CST
Originally Posted by: TRANDY BARNES
Quote: "how is that protecting their business"

For giggles lets say I'm the only supplier in a 500 mile radius of Bull Crap. I have my own customers that I sell to. I also sell to distributors that have their own customers. So the distributors don't want the supplier to know who their customers are. So when they post a load. They will use towns/ cities close to the real origin and destination.
Replied on Mon, Feb 08, 2016 at 05:01 PM CST
Originally Posted by: DAVID BROCKMAN
Quote: "For giggles lets say I'm the only supplier in a 500 mile radius of Bull Crap. I have my own customers that I sell to. I also sell to distributors that have their own customers. So the distributors don't want the supplier to know who their customers are. So when they post a load. They will use towns/ cities close to the real origin and destination. "

that is called a blind load which you will know where its coming fm n where its going you just want know who the real shipper or receiver is until you pick up the load and who in their rite mine would post a load that 200 plus miles away fm the posted state example i post a load in monroe la but the load picks up in dallas tx which is 345 miles away why would u want to lead a driver on like that unless you are a broker
Replied on Mon, Feb 08, 2016 at 06:25 PM CST
Originally Posted by: TRANDY BARNES
Quote: "got a new one why do brokers post a load thats nowhere near the city they have it posted for"

Simply because ,ITS NOT THEIR LOAD, AND THEY DON'T WANT ANY OTHER BROKERS LIKE THEMSELVES TO TAKE IT FROM THEM. Some act like it is, and lie, and whatever. You most generally can call a shipper and get it yourself and any broker knows this. Use your skills and get all the info from them you can and get it yourself.It's their job to sell it. It's our job to go over them and get it ourselves. We have one thing they dont, umm, trucks.
Replied on Mon, Feb 08, 2016 at 09:10 PM CST
Becouse they think we're stupid. If you work an area long enough you know where the loads come out of.
Replied on Wed, Feb 10, 2016 at 09:00 AM CST
Originally Posted by: RUSS WILLIAMS
Quote: "I saw your post and just for giggles I posted a truck in Kanopolis and got exactly ZERO calls on it, so I'd take that as brokers don't even look at the posted trucks."

Best thing I've read all week! Funny!