ALL DETAILS SHOULD BE DISCLOSED UP-FRONT
Posted Mon, Feb 16 2009 10:00 AM CST
PRIMETIME EXPRESS
Posts: 32
Isn't that your responsibility as a company to ask and obtain that information? REPLY REPLY WITH QUOTE
Posted Mon, Feb 16 2009 10:00 AM CST
TERRY @ MAVERICK DISP
Posts: 24
If you are taking loads off this board, and are not familiar with the party you take the load from, it's just good smarts to ask those questions. REPLY REPLY WITH QUOTE
Posted Mon, Feb 16 2009 10:00 AM CST
KEVIN SMITH
Posts: 37
Well what should be the action that a carrier takes when all the proper questions are asked!We have asked for faxed rate confirmations as well as dispatch fees----in other words the total to the truck.Everyone has dismissed this as to much work.Then when the check shows up it is short.There have been several reports of slow payers taking excess dispatch fees that wasnt disclosed in the intial call when pressed for the money. REPLY REPLY WITH QUOTE
Posted Tue, Feb 17 2009 10:00 AM CST
BEN ELKINS
Posts: 4
yes, but, they were not honest! REPLY REPLY WITH QUOTE
Posted Tue, Feb 17 2009 10:00 AM CST
TERRY @ MAVERICK DISP
Posts: 24
You must be a x frieght hauler. It would be great if every load of cattle worked like fright, knowing the wheres, whens, whats & how much. Some of these loads don't always pan out the way they are booked. The destination can change, the load can be cancelled due to rain, the head count might change, a 50000 lb load can become 58000 because the shipper can't guess a chickens weight within 100 lbs. There are loads out there that are shipped and then sold while in transit. So thats why alot of shippers won't take the time to fill out a confirmation. About the only thing that confirmation sheet will do is confirm the rate. Most guys are on the road and can't recieve one anyways. When I load out of a sale barn, it is usually at a moments notice from when I get the call and have to go load. The buyer is not going to take the time to stop bidding & buying cattle to fax me a confirmation and frankly, I'm not going to sit and wait for one before i leave to pick up the load. I ask the right questions before I go, If I take a load on blind faith, and get screwed (pardon my french), I have to take part of the blame. If you get the load from a broker, it's automatic your going to get charged a fee, and I know some truckers that charge a fee as well when they farm out thier loads. I can even name 2 cattle buyers that will charge a fee. Now thats one I don't agree with! They already get a commition from buying the cattle then take a little from the trucker too. My point is,like I was told when I was in the army, when you assume, it stands for " ASS of U and ME. REPLY REPLY WITH QUOTE
Posted Tue, Feb 17 2009 10:00 AM CST
TERRY @ MAVERICK DISP
Posts: 24
Wake up!, Your in a buisness where some asshole from Missouri took how many millions from bankers & investors for cattle he didn't even have. I wish it was a perfect world and you could trust everyone. But if you don't ask, sooner or later, your going to get it. so quit crying and take it as a lesson learned and be thankful you wasn't one of those guys. REPLY REPLY WITH QUOTE
Posted Tue, Feb 17 2009 10:00 AM CST
KEVIN SMITH
Posts: 37
In todays business climate I am just trying not to be a Xanything.I have done his since the mid 70s and know how loads rain out as well as how weights change.I also blame the cell phone for destinations being unknown at the time of loading.YES I DO WORK FOR SEVERAL THAT DO BUSINESS IN THIS MANNER.But when the 58000 lb load shows up you get compensated.This also goes for rainouts and other issues that put a burden on your pocket.This basically is bred from the idea that excess fees are being charged by some AFTER the fact.Most of these people are not order buyers as well.I cant imagine that there isnt a fax machine at the homes of all that are in this business.I do think the rating sytem needs to have a days to pay as well as other items in the feedback issues that pertain to honesty to protect our industry from what has overtaken all other aspects of the transportation world REPLY REPLY WITH QUOTE
Posted Thu, Feb 19 2009 10:00 AM CST
PRIMETIME EXPRESS
Posts: 32
I agree with the people that say you must know your customers and/or brokers. This has turned into a who know who deal. Whether that is good or bad, I cannot answer that. If you are relying 100% on this load board for every bit of info you are lazy. I think this is a great tool for covering extra loads, but if you are operating your busniess around this board 100%, you are part of the problem. Lets all work together and make a strong hold for our industry. America relies on trucks, lets keep it that way and make ourselves more profitible in doing so. REPLY REPLY WITH QUOTE
Posted Mon, Feb 23 2009 10:00 AM CST
ROBERT LONG
Posts: 22
I believe your right on that there a few more than you know that do that fortyday pay and more thats not cool but dont be late loading or unloading REPLY REPLY WITH QUOTE
Posted Wed, Feb 25 2009 10:00 AM CST
SCOTT WHITTEN
Posts: 2
I'd stop complaining the way it looks the cattle are slowing down,why i don't know.But that is what i want to know why are they slowing down i only run maybe 2 loads a week.IT IS STARTING TO SUCK.... REPLY REPLY WITH QUOTE
Posted Thu, Feb 26 2009 10:00 AM CST
DAVID OR BOBBIE STANBERRY
Posts: 22
Everyone knows that this time of year is slow so you prepare for it. Cattle always has its slow time and the gravy of it starts in June/July REPLY REPLY WITH QUOTE
Posted Tue, Apr 14 2009 03:31 AM CST
BEN ELKINS
Posts: 4
All details should be disclosed on the load that is to be booked, such as fees and days until payment. Be honest and up-front. For example, we took a load only to find out after it was done about $175 in hidden fees that were not revealed on the site. Had we known about this, we would have not booked the load. To top it off, we were told that we would be paid in ten days, but it was almost forty before we received a check. REPLY REPLY WITH QUOTE
Posted Tue, Apr 14 2009 06:42 AM CST
IKE JACOBS
Posts: 11
If you have been in this business for several years you will know that it is feast and famine. We are now in the famine part, but it want be long til we are in the feast again. Save your money in the good times and you will survive the bad. Only strong cow haulers can do this, if you cut rates and don t do as much as you can in the busy times you will never survive this business. REPLY REPLY WITH QUOTE