Discussion in 'Preferred Broker' started by ontime, Mar 22, 2010.
They don't take their business very serious. Have payed slow so far but have paid.
This seems to be a carrier that is hard to get a good understanding of. I know that my office uses their services fairly regularly for shipments from the GTA to Western Canada. Yes, we know it goes via the rail and as a result we don't give them anything time sensitive. Knowing that they only have trucks here in the GTA, we don't offer them shipments originating in the US, we arrange that part of the trip ourselves for drop-off at their dock. For the most part, their service, under these conditions, is OK. If they could speed-up their payables, maybe they wouldn't be appearing on so may DNU lists.
I used to have a great relationship with Avi, probably still do, I just don't call for their freight anymore. I never had any arrogance or attitude problems with him at all, not even a hint of it.
The reason they are on my DNC list now is their payment terms are brutal. 80+ days does not cut it. When I went in to pick up a cheque they said was ready for 4 invoices, they actually only paid 1, not even worth the trip out there.
chased them for 4 months very bad payers
Be very careful of this company. The reason there rates are cheap and they have so many service failures is because they pool there freight and ship it on the rail. They have trucks that load in the greater GTA take the shipments to CN and out west it goes. This is why they cant deliver to smaller communities out west.
Just took a look at the US DOT website out of curiosity
Says they have just 1 truck currently set up
Safersys.org - their MC # is 444854
East West Transport
Do a search on Group East West, there are a lot of conflicting viewpoints and stories, you will have to really watch them to see which story you end up adding to the mix.
I recently stopped calling on their inbound loads. if it's a Frday, they want it to their dock Saturday because their truck will be leaving for the west with it. no special renumeration. the saturday delivery is simply expected. Once it suited us to go by on the Saturday....we did... 11:45am or something ... nobody there to unload their shipment. super! The next time I called they started with the Saturday bit again. I told them are you kidding me! that was it. I don't call any more. For a carrier themselves, I have no idea how they figure they can treat carriers this way on inbound.
There are so many that do this, they get a dock and get it brought to them. Need to always check how many trucks they actually have.
East West Transport
Will only talk to you about Payment on Thursday, invoices overdue, on our Do not use list.
They are getting very slow at paying their carrier as well used to be 45 days now we have an outstanding invoice that is 65 days old.
Be careful...as a carrier they love to double broker...they post all over US back into Western Canada..then broker the US portion to another carrier back to their dock in Misissauga...without sharing that info w/ the innitial load broker.
There are postings on there service failures but i think as far i a know johnny does pay his bills, but does not know how arrogant avi is to customers and to carriers, i personnaly stopped calling there postings that have his name not worth it, too cheap to put up with his attitude
Took 64 and 75 days to pay last 2 shipments done with them since june.
they are extremely cheap and yes Avi very rude.
Averaged 45 days to pay with us last year.
Do a forum search on them - I recall previous postings on this company.
East & West Transport ,are good or bad, anyone spoked avi, he is very rude