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Truck ordered not used.

Feb 24, 2016 at 12:23 PM CST
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If you send your trucks for a load and when they arrive the broker sent you the wrong info and the wrong place. Nobody bills truck ordered not used anymore? This makes me furious!
Replied on Wed, Feb 24, 2016 at 12:38 PM CST
We bill and get TONU whenever this happens. The honorable brokers and shippers always make good on this. The dishonorable ones do not. This is why we have a wall of shame at the Independent Carrier Group to let all of us honorable carriers know who to stay away from. Before anybody gets their drawers in a wad about that. The Independent Carrier Group is a private group or club for honorable carriers only. We can say whatever we like in our private club. That information is not displayed to the public in any fashion so therefor what transpires in our clubhouse is private and can not be construed as slander or liable providing it is the truth. Honorable individuals that have integrity tell the truth no matter how bad it may sound to the greedy I want take from others, PC world that we now reside in.
Replied on Wed, Feb 24, 2016 at 12:44 PM CST
i got a tonu last week so it depends on the broker
Replied on Wed, Feb 24, 2016 at 12:55 PM CST
Had my truck stuck in Huger, SC a few weeks ago, and couldnt get my regular load of coils out of there. (I have tie downs in my dumps to haul steel) Came across a load of damaged beans up to Cincy. Had to get a washout of course, since my previous 3 loads were "new aluminum", NOT scrap, and my dump is made of, wait for it......ALUMINUM. Called the broker, got the info. Called the elevator, got the directions and hours. Driver went and got the washout. Neither of them said, we dont load in the rain, yet both knew it was raining.
Truck sat at the elevator for 2 hours because there was a clearing on the radar coming. At 2pm, they said we are going home, eventhough they are suppossed to ship til 4pm. Chalk it up to my inexperience in hauling grain and not knowing they couldnt/wouldnt load in the rain, but broker refused to pay a TONU or for the washout. Hard lesson learned, I'll never work for her again out of principle.
Everyone seems to think we can all run around for nothing, but about ready to park these dumps and stick with my flatbeds.
Replied on Wed, Feb 24, 2016 at 06:32 PM CST
Originally Posted by: BEN HARBISON
Quote: " Had my truck stuck in Huger, SC a few weeks ago, and couldnt get my regular load of coils out of there. (I have tie downs in my dumps to haul steel) Came across a load of damaged beans up to Cincy. Had to get a washout of course, since my previous 3 loads were "new aluminum", NOT scrap, and my dump is made of, wait for it......ALUMINUM. Called the broker, got the info. Called the elevator, got the directions and hours. Driver went and got the washout. Neither of them said, we dont load in the rain, yet both knew it was raining. Truck sat at the elevator for 2 hours because there was a clearing on the radar coming. At 2pm, they said we are going home, eventhough they are suppossed to ship til 4pm. Chalk it up to my inexperience in hauling grain and not knowing they couldnt/wouldnt load in the rain, but broker refused to pay a TONU or for the washout. Hard lesson learned, I'll never work for her again out of principle. Everyone seems to think we can all run around for nothing, but about ready to park these dumps and stick with my flatbeds."

Same thing happened to me, a few miles away though up in Conway.. Same broker I assume..
Replied on Thu, Feb 25, 2016 at 05:43 AM CST
I do real estate appraisal work and own a couple of trucks.

Have not run into this yet with the trucks, but anytime I drive out to a house and something goes south, I am always offered a 'trip fee'. that fee would be 50-100 bucks, and while I have yet to take one, they always offer. I promise you I drove to that house cheaper than any of you took your trucks someplace.

I'm finding out there is not much 'treat others as you would like to be treated' in the trucking business.

Call a plumber to your house and then tell him he needs to wait for 3 hours while your wife finishes some laundry. See what that bill reflects, if he stays.