Home > Forum > Sodium Bicarbonate From Rifle, CO To Reedley, CA

Sodium Bicarbonate from Rifle, CO to Reedley, CA

Oct 30, 2017 at 05:09 PM CST
+ 1 - 2
Hey Y,all,

I am looking for a company that can move Sodium Bicarb from Natural Soda in Rifle Colorado to Reedley, CA. We would need one load a day monday through friday on a regular basis. Needs to be in a belt trailer or a walking floor that doesn't leak. There may also be some buiness going to locations in Arizona if you are able to handle the extra work. Send me a message at [email protected]
Replied on Tue, Oct 31, 2017 at 08:32 PM CST
+ 2
I know brokers take, sometimes, an unfair beating on this forum, but your not providing any information that would lead me to believe that your a legitimate brokerage. Also of importance is the fact that any idiot can go direct with this shipper. Lastly this is one of the worst places on the planet to get to and load.
Good luck.

Art Pfluger
Replied on Tue, Oct 31, 2017 at 09:34 PM CST
+ 2
Also listing these loads as Rifle is kind of like listing a load that loads in New York but really loads in Chicago.
Replied on Mon, Dec 11, 2017 at 02:18 PM CST
+ 3 - 1
We load out of Natural Soda all the time. So true, Cant stop laughing! LMAO
Replied on Tue, Dec 12, 2017 at 12:08 AM CST
+ 1
Darn...went to there web site..and followed their directions..they do have a warehouse in rifle.. bet you dont pick up there very often.. and the plant is west of MEKER Co...ive been up in that area hauling heavy equipment.. you do not want to miss your turns or you are having to drive alot of miles to turn around..are we sure we are still in Colorado?
Replied on Fri, Dec 15, 2017 at 10:23 PM CST
+ 1
Originally Posted by: JEFF PEARSON
Quote: "Darn...went to there web site..and followed their directions..they do have a warehouse in rifle.. bet you dont pick up there very often.. and the plant is west of MEKER Co...ive been up in that area hauling heavy equipment.. you do not want to miss your turns or you are having to drive alot of miles to turn around..are we sure we are still in Colorado?"

lol...I used to pick up there quite often...you can expect a long wait most of the time also.
Replied on Sun, Dec 17, 2017 at 10:02 AM CST
+ 2
I loaded there at least once a week for years as the carrier I hauled for handled much of their business. The rates used to account for the extra miles and inconvenience unloading the product. Then, slowly but surely one broker/carrier after another came in, slowly lowering the rates over time. Now I have to laugh as people offer loads for 75% of what they used to pay and tell me what a good rate it is!
Replied on Sun, Dec 17, 2017 at 11:11 AM CST
When i was going through there web site.. on their directions.. it said to watch for weiner and some other major carrier.. bet they werent there when you got a fair rate..
Replied on Sun, Dec 17, 2017 at 06:35 PM CST
They’ve always had some of the mega carriers on the van side but I’ve always dealt on the bulk side. I won’t name names but there are some in dry bulk that are their own version of mega carrier and they all thought they’d found a golden goose not accounting for the fact that you deadhead a minimum of 200 miles to load there in most cases, the product is unpleasant, etc. etc. It actually was after the rates went down some that the wait times got bad because they were selling more product than they could produce, and of course wouldn’t admit to consignees that it was production issues causing shipment delays. Now there’s lots of brokers, some 2nd and 3rd hand, really proud of a rate generally between 2 and 2.50, and they’re so desperate for trucks they had to figure out a way to load trucks without EPA tarps so they could tap into less specialized carriers. Oh shoot! How’d I get on this soapbox?