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Why is there so many brokers posting loads on Bulkloads but no direct freight shippers?

Oct 03, 2022 at 09:43 PM CST
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I was told that Bulkloads loads have direct shippers on there load board but all I see is the same old load brokers time after time with the same old $2-$3.00 a mile freight !! Hell I have even seen van and flat bed loads the same $2-&3.00 a mile. What’s the deal with that?? Where are all the direct shippers that Bulkloads says they have??
Replied on Tue, Oct 04, 2022 at 10:21 AM CST
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If you need help getting direct shippers please don’t hesitate to reach out 7088138018 Diamond
Replied on Tue, Oct 04, 2022 at 12:39 PM CST

Also...I'd like to add that there are a lot of good brokers that genuinely care about both the customer & the carrier. Don't buy into the mindset that there are no good brokers. Just like anything in this world, there are good & bad.

Replied on Tue, Oct 04, 2022 at 12:39 PM CST
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Easy Answer: A lot of shippers want the cheapest price for the movement of their commodity, and want it done without having to worry about it. Brokers offer the same service as the carrier....just without the assets.

Hard Answer: The good shippers that want a quality carrier, to haul their product, are holding on to their quality carriers and won't post something on one of these websites; unless they can't make a shipment time-frame.

Solution: Hit the phones like the brokers do. A lot of companies want the lowest price (for the most part), but the same amount of companies want proven loyalty; and that begins by chasing them down & hauling their product.

Hope this was helpful.

Replied on Tue, Oct 04, 2022 at 12:39 PM CST
There are a few direct shippers on here, but they are definitely the minority. Just have to research, and find the directs in the area you like to run.
Replied on Tue, Oct 04, 2022 at 03:06 PM CST
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If you take a look at the shipper tab it is mostly carriers, brokers, and dispatchers. I wonder why the moderators don't at least keep that tab shippers only. If not why bother having it?

Replied on Wed, Oct 05, 2022 at 01:19 PM CST
As a direct shipper myself the loads are posted as a complete contract. My post for today was for 15 loads, we connected with a company and he took the whole contract. Most farms delete as soon as filled, I do.
Replied on Fri, Oct 07, 2022 at 07:33 AM CST

There is a sd and Minn trucking companies on here a lot double brokering

if they own the loads fine. If they want loads hauled then lease someone on that way you just might get their so called backhaul at a reduced rate

Replied on Sat, Oct 08, 2022 at 10:50 AM CST
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Why are dispatch services allowed on the site? They aren't a legal legit business. Art Pfluger
Replied on Sat, Oct 08, 2022 at 10:50 AM CST
Quote: "If you take a look at the shipper tab it is mostly carriers, brokers, and dispatchers. I wonder why the moderators don't at least keep that tab shippers only. If not why bother having it?"

Exactly!!
Replied on Sat, Oct 08, 2022 at 10:51 AM CST
Quote: "There is a sd and Minn trucking companies on here a lot double brokering if they own the loads fine. If they want loads hauled then lease someone on that way you just might get their so called backhaul at a reduced rate "

How do you know what loads are double brokered? Been truckin for almost 20 years, but always for others, so this broker thing is new to me as I'm out on my own...

Replied on Sun, Oct 09, 2022 at 09:03 AM CST
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Nothing against Bulkloads most of these loads are either low rates or last minute loads. Most good loads go to regular or dedicated haulers & trucks . Theres alot of low paying broker loads nobody wants to haul . Also don't forget you can negotiate the rate that is offered .
Replied on Sun, Oct 09, 2022 at 12:44 PM CST
Quote: "If you need help getting direct shippers please don’t hesitate to reach out 7088138018 Diamond"

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Replied on Sun, Oct 09, 2022 at 12:44 PM CST
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Wow, you are swinging for the fences. I'm still trying to get Bulkloads admin just to require all loads posted to have a product description or categories, such as grain, animal by-product, aggregates etc. I spend too much time calling and emailing on loads I won't haul because it contaminates my primary loads.