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Keena Transport / Via Strada

Discussion in 'Double Broker List' started by LOOKING, Jul 27, 2015.

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  1. I wouldn't give em my freight if they had the last truck on earth !.. learned my lesson with them years ago ! lie after lie...
     
  2. Nawk

    Nawk Well-Known Member

    Anyone have any recent dealings with Keena? Have they been paying better?

    Thanks
     
  3. Jim L

    Jim L Active Member

    An update...

    Received a cheque from Keena a couple days later. Total of 93 days.

    Be careful.
     
  4. Jim L

    Jim L Active Member

    FYI...

    Keena owes us an invoice that is over 90 days. Lots of excuses but none really worth repeating.
     
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  5. LOOKING

    LOOKING New Member

    Chris at Keena has been arrested (details removed by Moderator). Some of Keena's ex dispatch staff have approached us about work over the years and it is a nasty place to work (based on what we are told about previous employer). They back door people, Chris back doored with Global believe it or not. They have had more labour complaints then any other trucking company I believe.
    I heard that one driver had a heart attack in the US and the lady that runs runs Keena blamed that heart attack on the driver not the fact he was doing manual labour for Keena.
     
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  6. Packrule

    Packrule Member

    Keena is the same as Strada they do the same tactics. They lost us a large account for claiming bad credit and demanding payment before they would deliver. Then upon payment they didn't deliver. How are these clowns still in business is beyond me.
     
  7. MikeJr

    MikeJr Moderator Staff Member

    Strange,

    Customers closing up shop (or witholding payment for months and years) should not affect payment to you...

    Unfortunately a few years ago we saw a few customers close, it had no impact on our responsibility to our suppiers. Every carrier that hauled for those cusotmers was paid (perhaps a little slower than they liked, but it's our obligation to pay for agreements fulfilled). Otherwise as a carrier you would have to approve the creditworthiness of the brokers customer before every shipment you picked up... I'm not sure that would happen anytime soon...

    Keep well,

    Mike
     
  8. sarb

    sarb New Member

    Via Strada

    We even did a load for them and never got paid.
    They said they did not get paid from their customer so they not going to pay.
     
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  9. Bambam Bomar

    Bambam Bomar Guest

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    Via Strada

    We lost our largest customer because of Via Strada. They pick up your load then tell you your credit wasn't approved & hold it for ransom until you pay. Worst carrier I've ever dealt with in 15 years.
     
  10. noproblembuddy

    noproblembuddy Site Supporter

    You may want to look at the customs documents and look to see whose barcode sticker is on it. That's the clue. If it's going to the US, look at the PAPS sticker - if coming to Canada, look at the PARS sticker. Both will tell you what company is moving it. If it's anything other than who you booked with and not otherwise advised, raise hell.
     
  11. MikeJr

    MikeJr Moderator Staff Member

    Agreed - Both TDS and F1 are wonderful providers. I'd add Carmen Cartage to the list of amazing FL LTL providers if I may.

    Keep well all,

    Mike
     
  12. TRPM

    TRPM Member

    FL - Carrier reference

    F1 - have used them numerous times - competitive rates and no issue with service. In addition, you receive an automatic e-mail once the shipment has been picked up and/or delivered.
     
  13. PackRat

    PackRat Site Supporter

    TDS is a great carrier. Our first "go to" carrier for any area they service.
     
  14. Nawk

    Nawk Well-Known Member

    For Florida freight at TDS speak with Jamie or Dan @ 905.677.5549

    From what I understand they go twice a week departing on the weekend and Tuesday's.
     
  15. ManU

    ManU Member

    Hi Nawk

    Who's your contact at TDS? I'd like to get to know them and see what they can do for me.

    Thanks
     
  16. ManU

    ManU Member

    I have a load that delivered last month I suspect they double brokered. I'd like to pay the rightful carrier that they double brokered the load to so that carrier doesn't get stiffed. Of course I can't get the paperwork so don't knwo who it is. Anyone know who they double broker to on a regualr basis?
     
  17. lowmiler88

    lowmiler88 Site Supporter

    We have 3 to 5 trucks a week in Florida always looking for LTL back anywhere along 75 and 95. We use to deal with Keena and Blue Line and could not stand the attitude so we started sending our own down.
     
  18. Nawk

    Nawk Well-Known Member

    The bottom line here is that Keena double brokered the load on the party that gave it to them with out the paying parties knowledge to benefit Keena and no one else. Then when it all fell apart Keena walked away as if they hadn't any part in what was going on. That is what the originator of the thread is concerned about.

    Keena is not the only company running Florida with LTL. We've had great success with TDS in Mississauga. They have regular service schedules and do a good job for us without the "attitude".
     
  19. Straightshooter

    Straightshooter New Member

    For my two cents I do quite a bit of business with Keena. I haven't had any issues with this and from what I understand a carrier associate with Keena was trying to help them by giving a load to Via Strada and then not paying them until Via Strada paid the $1000 owing to Keena. Via Strada ended up dragging Keena into this mess by telling the customer Keena was holding it for ransom...that's what I understand..
     
  20. loaders

    loaders Site Supporter

    It was at least 3+ years ago. They have been on our DNU list ever since. I have found out from our dispatch dept. that we are starting to see some freight from this shipper again. It appears that Keena is unable to provide the service, or have increased their rates. Either way, Keena will remain a DNU carrier for us.
     

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