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What are these brokers thinking?

Mar 10, 2021 at 03:11 PM CST
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Rates are low, fuel is high, rarely seeing fuel surcharges. Double and sometimes triple brokered? I just dont get it. Rates used to go with price of fuel, I guess brokers now are afraid to strongarm somebody?
Replied on Thu, Mar 11, 2021 at 05:03 AM CST
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The multiple brokers per load, and all taking a percentage, is a real problem. Then you can't get any of the suspect brokers to comply with the regs and give you access to the billing information to verify the brokerage agreement. Luckily I have mostly brokers that are trust worthy. Art Pfluger
Replied on Mon, Mar 15, 2021 at 07:37 AM CST

Rates used to go by commodities. The majority of brokers ( not all brokers, some pay based on commodity and because they trucked at one time) are same rate across the board. These majority of brokers base rate on $1.00 -$2.00 below price of fuel. And sometimes dont know what the commodity is. But let's double or triple the brokers per load....