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Broker , Who do you use?

Mar 22, 2021 at 01:25 PM CST
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Do not want to hear from brokers. Nothing personal. Just want to hear from O/O.

Im getting close to being ready to roll and need to get all my eggs in one basket so Im not sitting around for a month twiddling my thumbs. Hopefully funding comes through !

Need a good grain broker that knows Kansas and surrounding area. One that does not just want to load you with DDG because I will not haul that.

I have hauled grain with no DDg's, so yes , it can be done.

Seems a lot better to ask someone from around these parts who they use , instead of just choosing a broker and hoping they know what they are doing.

Replied on Tue, Mar 23, 2021 at 07:52 AM CST
I'm on with NORAG. Maybe give them a call??
Replied on Tue, Mar 23, 2021 at 07:54 AM CST
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Well eventhough I think you are the problem rather than the next generation to lead us forward, if you were to go back through the files and do your homework rather than require someone older to do it for you there is only one broker in your backyard to call. Duane Geiselman at Furnace County. Straight shooter, good rates, knowledgeable, pays on time. Good luck. Art Pfluger
Replied on Tue, Mar 23, 2021 at 07:54 AM CST
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Quote: "Well eventhough I think you are the problem rather than the next generation to lead us forward, if you were to go back through the files and do your homework rather than require someone older to do it for you there is only one broker in your backyard to call. Duane Geiselman at Furnace County. Straight shooter, good rates, knowledgeable, pays on time. Good luck. Art Pfluger"

Ah, P.S. if you haven't already pissed him off Jim is close to you. Trustworthy. Art Pfluger
Replied on Tue, Mar 23, 2021 at 07:54 AM CST
I'm on with NORAG. Maybe give them a call. Not sure what else
Replied on Tue, Mar 23, 2021 at 01:32 PM CST
Quote: "Well eventhough I think you are the problem rather than the next generation to lead us forward, if you were to go back through the files and do your homework rather than require someone older to do it for you there is only one broker in your backyard to call. Duane Geiselman at Furnace County. Straight shooter, good rates, knowledgeable, pays on time. Good luck. Art Pfluger"

Well I have no idea where you get your thoughts from but I am certainly not the next generation and likely could be older than you.

As far as brokers in my backyard, there are lots of people around here that claim to be brokers. Well, to fair, maybe they are but do they know how to do a good job, honest etc.

I have not asked anyone to do my anything for me. I simply asked who you use as a broker. Evidently I value your opinions as O/O over all the brokers and scam artists that are not brokers that infest this forum. I dont want to try and weed out who is a broker and who is a scam artist.

I see no harm in asking others what broker they use. It is no different than reading reviews online which I am sure you do for products or services that you are considering.

Anyway. thanks for the broker info.

Replied on Tue, Mar 23, 2021 at 01:32 PM CST
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Quote: "Ah, P.S. if you haven't already pissed him off Jim is close to you. Trustworthy. Art Pfluger"

What makes you think I would have already pissed him off ?

Replied on Tue, Mar 23, 2021 at 01:33 PM CST
Quote: "I'm on with NORAG. Maybe give them a call. Not sure what else"

Thank you.

Replied on Wed, Mar 24, 2021 at 07:35 AM CST
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No disrespect, just reading your post, & other's responses. If you handle business transactions like you've handled the advice given, it's plain to see why you're asking folks about brokers. I've seen your type come & go like tumble weeds in the wind over the years. A big mouth & a fancy chromed up bucket of bolts don't make ya a truck driver! My advice to ya would be to (1)figure out just how far from home you figure ya can get without adult supervision. (2)Just how long do you want to be out at a stretch? (3)What will or will you not haul? (4)What will your equipment & permits handle? (5)Figure out how much you've got to have per r/m to keep trucking. (6)Learn to take care of & maintain your own equipment. And (7) stay out of the casinos & chrome shops. Once you've got that all figured out, then start looking for a broker, or broker(s), that can keep you in your rpm range, along with where & what you want to haul. Be honest with them about your intentions, & STAY WITH THOSE BROKERS THROUGH HELL & BACK! My next advice would be to discuss all this with your family, if you're a family type fellow. (1)Just how much time are you honestly willing to give up to be away from your family??? (2)Does your family need you to be within a 500 mile range of home? (3)How much money is it going to take to look after your family & bills? (4)If so, make the sacrifices & do it!! It may sound to you like I'm talking down to you, when in reality, I'm passing 43 years of blood, sweat, tears, & damned hard trucking advice on to ya. I am a 4th generation old school truck driver. I learned what I know from my Grandfather, Great Uncle, & my Father's school of hard knocks. By making mistakes, getting up & dusting myself off & going back for more. Take all that to heart! The trucking business ain't no office job. It's our way of life!!
Replied on Wed, Mar 24, 2021 at 07:36 AM CST
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Sometimes its easier to tell someone who to avoid rather than who to use. Jom Nolte, Furnace County, Northern AG, Pro Star Ventures and more are good people. TQL, King of Freight, Watco Supply, some of the brokers that run their own trks or guys working at a brokerage that own trks are bad choices. Obviously you know who gets the best loads. Your going to have to learn by fire like the rest of us. The forum has tons of old threads you can view. I strongly urge you to use them for knowledge. Gavilon has been good to us. There are good people on this site. Wading thru it can be daunting. Art Pfluger
Replied on Wed, Mar 24, 2021 at 03:00 PM CST
Quote: "Sometimes its easier to tell someone who to avoid rather than who to use. Jom Nolte, Furnace County, Northern AG, Pro Star Ventures and more are good people. TQL, King of Freight, Watco Supply, some of the brokers that run their own trks or guys working at a brokerage that own trks are bad choices. Obviously you know who gets the best loads. Your going to have to learn by fire like the rest of us. The forum has tons of old threads you can view. I strongly urge you to use them for knowledge. Gavilon has been good to us. There are good people on this site. Wading thru it can be daunting. Art Pfluger"

Gavilon. I forgot about them. I used to haul grain from their facility here in Wichita. How ever now I might have to find someone to lease onto for a short time. I am fairly certain I can get local freightliner to finance a truck for me. Probably not enough cash left to do a trailer and still have plenty to operate on. I want a newer truck cuz I dont want others problems. Been driving them trucks for 13 years. Too many breakdowns. Them isx are great for the mechanic shop but not me. That has put 3 people I worked for out of business.

seems startup loans are very hard to get these days. I should have went at this while I still had a good paying job. (they went out of business last fall). But I think 15K down on a decent truck should work. Might just have to put up with working where I dont want to till I got cash for a trailer.

Finding a company to lease to that , that pays well, and comes home every weekend is a problem. Thought about Oakley but dont think they can get me home every weekend.

But anyway. Thanks for the names. I will save them. Going to need them when I get this figured out.

Replied on Sun, Mar 28, 2021 at 11:09 AM CST

Does NORAG handle people in central Missouri? I've just started up a one truck operation this year and I'm looking to find someone that can keep me busy instead of sitting around every time it rains

Replied on Sun, Mar 28, 2021 at 03:36 PM CST
Quote: "Does NORAG handle people in central Missouri? I've just started up a one truck operation this year and I'm looking to find someone that can keep me busy instead of sitting around every time it rains"

I talked with them. He said they have lots of work. loads that go all states and canada. Wherever you want to run.
Replied on Sun, Mar 28, 2021 at 03:36 PM CST
Quote: "Does NORAG handle people in central Missouri? I've just started up a one truck operation this year and I'm looking to find someone that can keep me busy instead of sitting around every time it rains"

I talked with mitchell at the omaha office. Also have an office in KC
Replied on Mon, Mar 29, 2021 at 12:47 PM CST

Northwest Transportation Services also has some really good brokers!

Replied on Tue, Mar 30, 2021 at 03:32 PM CST
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Dont put all your eggs in one basket!

Replied on Wed, Mar 31, 2021 at 07:24 AM CST

I use Redwood Group.