Let's Start a List ... Worst & Cheapest Loads To Haul

its ok to ship a load of trash. just need to be upfront with what you are loading. its when you dont tell someone and you ruin their food grade van that they get pissed...
 
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Worst I ever saw was a truckload of plastic out of Dartmouth, NS to Toronto.. $550.00.. turnkey shipper where driver arrives after hours to load the skids with a forklift left for that purpose. With that princely rate you know there had to be a catch:.. carrier charged back $100.00 for the use of the forklift. And finally.. invoice paid at 90 days. There was just no winning on those loads..
 
TQL is always the Winner. $550 from Columbus to Burlington and then when we say too low. they say we have been covering these 3-4 times a week. Well in the end every carrier has its own math I guess and that's why we see them covered
 
TQL is always the Winner. $550 from Columbus to Burlington and then when we say too low. they say we have been covering these 3-4 times a week. Well in the end every carrier has its own math I guess and that's why we see them covered
Unfortunately, you are absolutely correct. Rates will go down as long as there are carriers willing to accept it. We are hearing from our existing customers that they are receiving lower rates from both brokers and carriers. Long term relationships and excellent service are wonderful things but the “rubber hits the road” when it comes to the rate. My crystal ball is not as clear as it once was, but I think we are in for an extended period of depressed freight rates and lower volumes. It might be time to keep your customers close and your overhead down.
 
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TQL is always the Winner. $550 from Columbus to Burlington and then when we say too low. they say we have been covering these 3-4 times a week. Well in the end every carrier has its own math I guess and that's why we see them covered
IMHO this is just a pressure tactic some big bix brokers use .... if they cover them for that much everyweek why is it not moving now?
 
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If it was a direct customer - you've probably got a Rate the covers you coming home worst case. You'd take the gravy when you need it, hence carriers taking 550$ out. if you're going out to OH for 700$ - well.. shame on ya.
 
Customer just told me my rate was to high...They could get it done for $3600 with TQL.... I told them to go ahead...I'm not playing who can be the cheapest....

FTL Toronto to Los Angeles........$3600...that's 1.43/mile... really!!!
 
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Customer just told me my rate was to high...They could get it done for $3600 with TQL.... I told them to go ahead...I'm not playing who can be the cheapest....

FTL Toronto to Los Angeles........$3600...that's 1.43/mile... really!!!

Customers like that always have a fun time when trucks are scarce, I could never feel any empathy towards the TQL price shoppers.
 
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Can't bring back your 15k consolidated load back if you can't get trucks out there. Not defending the rate, but that was the rate say 10 years ago....
 
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Can't bring back your 15k consolidated load back if you can't get trucks out there. Not defending the rate, but that was the rate say 10 years ago....
Still lots of guys going out for that or less from my understanding 3-3400 is the Cali outbound number. Cheap you bet but blame the guys running the lane not the shippers.
 
Had the honor of being offered a load for a 'special rate' since we are a 'preffered carrier' -
AB - MI .... approx. $1.00/mile .... and that's if I cross Lake Michigan ... taking the scenic route underwater

Wait...Think about that from the positive standpoint. Imagine all the treasures you could find at the bottom of the lake.....
 
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Don't know if they did they spoke to Neil in my office.
Happy Friday Mike
 
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