Gotta love all the NEW brokers that have come out of the woodwork!!!

Apr 10, 2019 at 02:38 PM CST
+ 16 - 3

Is it just me or has there been a FLOOD of new brokers lately???!!! Then for a rate you post the rate per mile like we are supposed to be impressed that it pays $1.95/mile. And these are on loads that were paying over $3/ are you cutting the rate that bad or are you pocketing the difference. PEOPLE.....SAY NO TO CHEAP FREIGHT!!!

Replied on Thu, Apr 11, 2019 at 08:06 AM CST
+ 3 - 1
You've noticed these new brokers too! I thought I was the only one. Yes I've notice a lot of below $2/mile rates and they are proud of that rate too. I'm happy with mine sitting in a heated shop and someone else helping themselves to that good freight.
Replied on Thu, Apr 11, 2019 at 08:07 AM CST
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I just wish for an in my dream shut down if it does not happen soon there will be no money to be made. like some truckers I've seen makes me wish I was dot
Replied on Thu, Apr 11, 2019 at 08:07 AM CST
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We truckers needs to do like farmers and start coops and go after the work ourselves. If we pooled our resources we could take this industry back .These brokers have no idea what it takes to operate a rig or they wouldn't be posting these sucky rates . This game is being played on our backs so all we gotta do is stand up and it's over!
Replied on Mon, Apr 15, 2019 at 08:37 AM CST
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Some newbie/nobody has loads posted in Chicago to go 15 miles at $ 2/mi. /round trip-- $60 for a half days work! What a clueless fool.
Replied on Tue, Apr 16, 2019 at 07:39 AM CST

Non-Assett Based....that sort of says it all doesn't it?...if I don't make it I loose my ASSetts...what skin do they have in the game?..

Replied on Tue, Apr 16, 2019 at 01:58 PM CST
Apparently there a lot of new carriers in the market too. If a fool is willing to take the load, who's fault is that?
Replied on Wed, Apr 17, 2019 at 06:28 AM CST
It's a bad day, when oil sunflower seeds rates are lower than ddg rates. This is part of the huge problem. Someone is scamming owner operators big time. Then to deal with three or more brokers trying to move a load, and all three are $5.00 per ton or more ( i have seen $20.00 difference per ton) ,difference in rate. It's a bad day..these new brokers are desk smart and that's about it. No clue to the real life on the highways! No clue to the backbone of their business.

Replied on Wed, Apr 17, 2019 at 06:29 AM CST
Gents, I agree with you. I have been sitting now for a couple of days, because I refuse to accept those low rates too.
Replied on Wed, Apr 17, 2019 at 06:30 AM CST
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I have not found a so called broker that will line up a return load for hoppers. 2.25 per mile to and 2.25 back is a livable rate

flatbed loads are getting 2.10 a running mile with reloads.

I don’t know why people take the break even loads. A lot of farmers in ND tell the elevator that they haul in and they WILL haul out so in come the fancy Pete’s and kw’s. And some 20 something kid loading just to keep the kid doing something in the winter

as long as daddy foots the bill the rates for hoppers will be low.

Talked to dot about it and they said as long as it is grain and they know it isn’t theirs they can’t touch them. Even for inspections

life goes on. Drive safe

Replied on Wed, Apr 17, 2019 at 07:34 AM CST
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Has anyone else noticed that many of the brokers don’t speak fluid English?
Replied on Wed, Apr 17, 2019 at 07:57 AM CST
+ 14

no disrespect intended, but have you noticed that some people can't write FLUENT english. :)

Replied on Wed, Apr 17, 2019 at 11:37 AM CST
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These brokers can only do this if we let them,we for the most part do not even work with brokers,keep in mind the customer has to move their freight,if the broker cant move it then they will have to look elsewhere,we as an industry are the reason they exist.I propose that when searching these loads if it says broker,keep looking there are carriers,and shippers with loads to move,whom have a vested interest in this industry.Be part of the solution not the problem!
Replied on Fri, Apr 19, 2019 at 07:07 AM CST
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To many brokers working off cell phones while selling used cars and life insurance out of the trunk. Like others said to many people that don't speak English well enough to understand. Talked with a broker and i couldn't hear her over kids screaming and they never called back with info. The brokerage community is sorely lacking, but i know its not fair to lump everyone together. Sadly to many people loading for these crappy people making it hard for the good honest ones to survive.

Art Pfluger
Replied on Fri, Apr 19, 2019 at 12:56 PM CST
Make the brokers prove themselves. Have other options available. If they can't carry through on there end I can't on my end either. They see a penny to be made as soon as the rush is over there gone.
Replied on Fri, Apr 19, 2019 at 02:36 PM CST
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I see a new broker on the board with terrible rates just reposting another broker's freight.