Freight Broker/Agent Customer Leads
Dave

Salt Lake City, UT

#24 Jun 24, 2009
Michael David1975 wrote:
is there any legit lead source for freight brokers?
Yes. Door to Door cold calling.
in the know

Wilmington, OH

#25 Jun 26, 2009
Brokers are predatory bottom feeders
gandalf

Ferris, TX

#26 Jun 27, 2009
Some Landstar agents own their own fleets and the freight they put out on Landstar's Board is the fright they won't put on their own trucks..
John D

Chicago, IL

#27 Jul 1, 2009
The bottom line is that you shouldn't be doing any business with freight brokers if they're not members of the Transportation Intermediaries Association ( www.tianet.org ). Brokers that aren't members either can't afford to pay the dues (warning #1) or won't agree to the arbitration and guaranteed payment provisions for carriers (warning #2).
Barbara

United States

#28 Aug 5, 2009
Do you have a book of international shippers? We are a freight consolidator located in Houston Texas. We have been in business for 17+years reselling international small parcel (outbound and inbound). We are presently expanding with our international integrated carrier's blessing to service the South East Region of the United States. We do have the lowest rates available for international small parcel consolidation in the country and a team of highly experienced sales reps and customer service reps to back up all international customers. If you are interested we are especially looking for agents in Austin, Dallas, Oklahoma City, Tulsa, New Orleans, Lafayette and Jacksonville Florida.
jo-pa

United States

#29 Aug 6, 2009
old school, why do you continue to show your ass everywhere you go. get a life boy because you havent a clue, not even a cell in your head of what your talking about. someone must have either dropped you as a child or bent you over and made you a man because your a loser....bitchin again because your broke but dont have the balls to get out.
U R So Right

United States

#30 Aug 9, 2009
gandalf wrote:
Some Landstar agents own their own fleets and the freight they put out on Landstar's Board is the fright they won't put on their own trucks..
Some of their agents are also known for not paying independents for the freight they've hauled. From what I understand the Agents are to 'declare all freight to Landstar that's hauled.' Unfortunately there are several agents cheating Landstar. HP has paid for "expedited freight" without knowledge other freight was added, thus making HP's freight late, as one example. Watch your paperwork!
Kevin Reese

Jupiter, FL

#31 Dec 30, 2009
Anyone interested in a career, consolidations, or teaming up with a legit company, you can look us up at:

http://www.osishipping.com

We are a licensed and bonded NVOCC freight forwarder and international shipping company with over 30 years experience. We handle Commercial cargo, household goods, automobile shipping, and more.

http://www.osishipping.com
cecilia

Palestine, TX

#32 Jan 18, 2010
Brokers market will be soon over, the time when they use the carriers are over s,the yare cheap and greedy, if they dont make a 100 dollars per load,its not good ,nevermind that the onbe who does the work ,uses the equipment ,pays the fuel and the insurance its the trucker ,who is exposed to more and more rules and regulations,and high gas prices...just for reference the gas prices are going up as we speak but the rates are going down or are extremely cheap.Cut off the middle man thay just use you do not let them!!!!!!!
Sue

Jersey City, NJ

#33 Feb 24, 2010
If anyone locates this man please drop a line here and let me know - he owes me money on a different issue.
what

Georgetown, KY

#34 Jun 13, 2010
Gambit wrote:
<quoted text>
Sounds like you must be living in a toilet.
If it werent for us, you would be sittin still instead of turning your wheels.
if it werent for you we would be making more money
Mustangmike

Tinley Park, IL

#36 Jun 14, 2010
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Myron Williams

Bellingham, WA

#37 Aug 19, 2010
Michael David1975 wrote:
is there any legit lead source for freight brokers?
Michael, Interested in freight leadscallme at 1-888-239-9333
Honest Broker

Springfield, OR

#38 Aug 24, 2010
old school wrote:
A freight broker gets rich by making the trucker broke er. Why is it that you never see freight brokers with their own equipment. They can't afford their own rates.
We don't own equipment because were paying carriers in 15 days, and carring the customer bill for 40-65 days. If it wasn't for brokers you'ed still be hauling for $.80 per mile and sitting for 7 days. Remember one bad apple dosen't spoil the bunch.

"I'm a great believer in luck, And I find the harder I work, The more I have of it"
Thomas Jefferson
jim

Houston, TX

#39 Sep 20, 2010
Terminal 316 wrote:
The economy has tanked the freight business unless you are ALREADY established with shippers! There are so many people coming into this now it's not even funny anymore. The freight agent bus is flooding and tere are not nough shippers to service us all. Everyone I call prospecting for new business tells me they get these calls 40 times a day. It gets old and inconvenient for them after a while and they don't even want to har you talk. I started my agency last year about 8 months ago and let me tell you the competition is difficult and the carriers are worse! The freight is paying crap and the carriers don't want to haul cheap. I have ost shippers because I cannot get carriers to haul at te crappy rates they ant to pay. I cannot blame them however, everyone must work together or things are going to get worse...NOT BETTER..!! Carriers and o/op's must realize that when when fuel prices come down...so does the shippers prices that they will pay. Seems to me the carriers and o'op's have been spoiled by the high fuel costs and expect the same freight prices to be paid even though fuel prices have dropped $2 gal. from last year. If I was an o/op I'd rather run a little cheaper and keep the cash coming in rather than sit in a truck stop for 3 days waiting for the jackpot load. But that's just my opinion. I see from both sides of the fence.
I understand that you are having problems getting carriers and o/ops to do want you want. You don't understand what maintance costs are involved in keeping the truck moving. Its about making money but also covering operating costs. Its costs 3 thousand dollars a year just so you can turn the key and pick up your first load. Thats up front money. Yea fuel is cheaper but when the rates went down along with fuel not everything went with it. There are fewer trucks out there and more regulations than ever. If you want to keep your freight moving get good prices and good drivers and do your best to hold on to the drivers and trucks because when they are gone its going to be a while before you see them again.
jimbo

Houston, TX

#40 Sep 20, 2010
There is a hush hush ban on cheap freight out there and finally the poweres that be are feeling it. Look its real simple, with TSA 2010 going into affect and companies scrutinizing their drivers safety ratings well that only means one thing. Supply and demand is going to be affected. When I renewed my plates this year in March they were already 60 percent behing on nonrenewels for the entire state and I live in a huge state. Mind you most renewals take place in January. Now this doesn't mean that everyone should go out and buy a tuck or start looking at this as a cash crop. It just means that too many companies could not stay afloat and rates were to cheap for necessary repairs to be made. If you can't afford to fix it, well you might have to go out of buisness. If you own one truck and one trailer and you need to buy tires well guess how much that costs? You need 3500 to 4500 for your truck and 2500 to 3500 for your trailer. Thats 6 to 8 thousand dollars just for tires. If you have to skip repairs that get worse over time well it turns into a money pit. Unfortuantely a lot of people dug in to deep and never got out. I know a lot of people and companies like Arrow that just threw in the towel. Yea the market was a little saturated but thats buisness. Repos will always happen and jobs will be lost. Until customers, brokers, and agents take all these things into account when they try to move their freight for less than reasonable it affects future availability. Sooner or later they are going to either pay what they should have paid or higher than they expected to pay. Cheap freight isnt healthy for anyone. It does more damage than good. Good luck out there.
Determined and Willing40

Jackson, MS

#41 Sep 20, 2010
I am a single mother of 3 who has recently been unemployed. I am attempting to start my own brokerage company and I'm looking for owner/operators to get started. If you own your own rig and is looking for work, please feel free to email me at [email protected], place in sugject line....Independent Trucker....
Debt Bondage Company

Cary, NC

#42 Nov 19, 2010
Perkins Logistics and specialized transportation, Noblesville IN a Debt Bondage Company .l Perkins lease commercial vehicles to C.D. L. drivers and in turn dispatches freight, to the drivers. Then takes deductions from the driverís settlements which in most cases leave the driver owing the company money each week resulting in the driver having no pay, this goes on and on for months until the drivers quit. They then release the same trucks and it starts all over again.

In addition to what have previously mentioned, They take money out of the drivers maintenance escrow accounts and then will replace the money over and over again. When a driver leaves their employ they are rarely refunded the escrow money (another source of income covered up). Several others are they mark up parts sold to driver for repairs at their maintenance facility and add undisclosed fees to the deductions from the drivers settlements.

They only dispatches freight other carriers would not take and the freight in most cases will cost you more to haul than is paid. They will threaten you with a bad DAC report if you fail to do as you are told. You will be told you were in a hole owing the company money from the previous week and will receive no pay for your work.(The company store scam). You are told you must pay taxes on the money paid the truck even though you were never paid a dime. This also known as Debt bondage, a practice used by many lease scams.
Nichole Dyer

Saint Cloud, MN

#44 Dec 10, 2010
Unfortunately this comment :"If I was an o/op I'd rather run a little cheaper and keep the cash coming in rather than sit in a truck stop for 3 days waiting for the jackpot load". Is a very common ignorant assumption. No driver wants to sit in a truck stop or anywhere else for that matter waiting for these brokers who want them to move their crappy freight for .79 or 1.00 a mile to get wise. It doesnt pay to move the truck at that rate whatsoever. Why? So that we can pay more road use tax and fuel tax and tax and tax and, oh have I mentioned all the taxes? It doesnt pay to move cheap freight!!! If you know anything at all about transportation you now that! Now there is more freight out there than there are trucks to move it. Some shippers and brokers are getting wiser these days. But they better all look out because once CSA2010 comes into effect, there are going to be less and less trucks on the road who are willing to haul their cheap freight!!
Terminal 316 wrote:
The economy has tanked the freight business unless you are ALREADY established with shippers! Ther are so many people coming into this now it's not even funny anymore. The freight agent bus is flooding and tere are not nough shippers to service us all. Everyone I call prospecting for new business tells me they get these calls 40 times a day. It gets old and inconvenient for them after a while and they don't even want to har you talk. I started my agency last year about 8 months ago and let me tell you the competition is difficult and the carriers are worse! The freight is paying crap and the carriers don't want to haul cheap. I have ost shippers because I cannot get carriers to haul at te crappy rates they ant to pay. I cannot blame them however, everyone must work together or things are going to get worse...NOT BETTER..!! Carriers and o/op's must realize that when when fuel prices come down...so does the shippers prices that they will pay. Seems to me the carriers and o'op's have been spoiled by the high fuel costs and expect the same freight prices to be paid even though fuel prices have dropped $2 gal. from last year. If I was an o/op I'd rather run a little cheaper and keep the cash coming in rather than sit in a truck stop for 3 days waiting for the jackpot load. But that's just my opinion. I see from both sides of the fence.
concerned american

Olive Branch, MS

#45 Dec 12, 2010
Gambit wrote:
<quoted text>
Sounds like you must be living in a toilet.
If it werent for us, you would be sittin still instead of turning your wheels.
attn mr freight broker, with this new CSA2010 rule, you must shipp your freight with cariers that have an excellent FMCSA saftey rating, other wise, if that super trucker speeding down the highway crashes into a car and killing somebody, did you know that not only would that super trucker's insurance company have to pay but you the broker would also be liable. do you want your freight moved down the highway from an unsafe carrier?

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