Who quotes the price of a load? Shipper? Broker or Carrier?

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tatz in Abbotsford, British Columbia

56 months ago

I'm trying to learn the business of a freight brokerage. When a freight broker is trying to land a load. Who decides on what price that load is going to be hauled at? Does the shipper already have a price in mind or does the shipper ask for a quote? If a broker is to quote on a load, how does he know a carrier company will accept it or not? Is there a universal rate sheet in the trucking industry that brokers & carriers use to determine the shipping price? Yes, I know this may sound like a layman question, but I don't have inside experience and no question can ever be to silly. Thanks.

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johninelpasotx in El Paso

56 months ago

To the point - negotiation

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Freight Brokers in Kewanee, Illinois

56 months ago

tatz in Abbotsford, British Columbia said: I'm trying to learn the business of a freight brokerage. When a freight broker is trying to land a load. Who decides on what price that load is going to be hauled at? Does the shipper already have a price in mind or does the shipper ask for a quote? If a broker is to quote on a load, how does he know a carrier company will accept it or not? Is there a universal rate sheet in the trucking industry that brokers & carriers use to determine the shipping price? Yes, I know this may sound like a layman question, but I don't have inside experience and no question can ever be to silly. Thanks.

The Broker should always quote the price to his shipper and the truck. Once you loase control of the load in the negotiation, you lose the load period.

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Azamat

38 months ago

If my carrier getting like this money in every load from every driver will be million dollar for only sitting in front of computer and telephone, very easy earning money for carrier bosses and dispatches, but every work doing drivers on the road weeks or monthes without going home in hot summer or cold winter but earning very less money, somebody can help me.

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GC in Charlotte, Michigan

38 months ago

Azamat said: I am truck driver, for example my carrier gave me load for $2000 but from broker got $3000, what should I do, should I report somewhere, this is illegal money carrier should take only percent from my load, now my carrier taking extra money.

Ok, I'm confused. So you had a $5000 load? Your carrier took $2k and the broker gave you $3k leaving you with...what?

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Azamat

38 months ago

For example my career taking load from broker for $3000 but dispatch told me by phone $2000 i am saying this is cheap, dispatch ok broker give you $2200 i say ok. But my career earning extra $800 and also 18% from $2200 and they giving me total $1804. Every work doing driver on the road earning very less money, one time $500 one time $500 less it will be max $2 per mile in a week total from gross money, is it correct?

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GC in Eaton Rapids, Michigan

38 months ago

Azamat said: For example my career taking load from broker for $3000 but dispatch told me by phone $2000 i am saying this is cheap, dispatch ok broker give you $2200 i say ok. But my career earning extra $800 and also 18% from $2200 and they giving me total $1804. Every work doing driver on the road earning very less money, one time $500 one time $500 less it will be max $2 per mile in a week total from gross money, is it correct?

You know Azamat, I'd find another carrier. You need to get to the bottom of what funds your carrier is taking off the top of each load you haul. Don't talk to dispatch, all they'll do is give you the runaround. Talk to payroll or somebody in mgmt. Are other drivers in your company being ripped off like you are? What does your contract say?

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OffRoadRuckus in Naubinway, Michigan

38 months ago

Azamat in Brooklyn, New York said: Yes other drivers also don't agree with these prices, we know prices very low because of our friends working in another career also their load $200-$500 more expensive every time. Doesn't matter dispatch or payroll they are one group, that's why I am saying you where should I report?

azamat_uz@mail.ru

Well, sounds like to me IMO you should start with the NY Labor Board. www.labor.ny.gov or call them to start a case assuming your company is out of NY. If the company is out of another state do a Google search for '<state> labor board' and go from there. Good luck and I'd park the truck or refuse to deliver a load til you get to the bottom of it.

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Ramin in Saint Helens, Oregon

8 months ago

Azamat said: For example my career taking load from broker for $3000 but dispatch told me by phone $2000 i am saying this is cheap, dispatch ok broker give you $2200 i say ok. But my career earning extra $800 and also 18% from $2200 and they giving me total $1804. Every work doing driver on the road earning very less money, one time $500 one time $500 less it will be max $2 per mile in a week total from gross money, is it correct?

Our company is small fleet we charge 10% flat rate can give you load board open your own profile and will get confirmation forwarded to you directly from broker. We get shipper loads also but with small shippers it is risky to get loads. Bigger companies wanna more trucks. Let me know I need 2 more owner operators. Check Ram Tour Travel Inc MC-901137

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Elana

7 months ago

tatz in Abbotsford, British Columbia said: I'm trying to learn the business of a freight brokerage. When a freight broker is trying to land a load. Who decides on what price that load is going to be hauled at? Does the shipper already have a price in mind or does the shipper ask for a quote? If a broker is to quote on a load, how does he know a carrier company will accept it or not? Is there a universal rate sheet in the trucking industry that brokers & carriers use to determine the shipping price? Yes, I know this may sound like a layman question, but I don't have inside experience and no question can ever be to silly. Thanks.

So correct no question is silly, the answer is in the negotiation of the broker. Every shipper is different I always ask shippers what their rate is some will say others will not, if they say their rate know you still have room for negotiations- don't just take that for the end all. Once you get the load from the shipper - post and start calling carriers don't tell them your rate let them tell you-- take a couple of calls and find out the rates range after about three start dropping the rate on the other calls until you get as low as possible- with a quality carrier of course. Call your shipper tack on your GM and know both sides always have $50-$100 to give and go after it- you are the negotiator your skills have to be top notch :-) elana.kangethe@gmail.com

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