I'm a load broker as was surprised as hell when I found out we no longer needed a Load Broker's Licence or surety bond. My company started in 1989 and was always licence and bonded until last year - I'm still trying to figure out why we no longer have to be licenced or bonded and now you want this back? I never wanted to give it up in the first place - your comments will be appreciated.
Have you seen their credit rating? What else are these "new" canadians up to? The trucking industry use to be profitable before these boys from Bombay came rolling into town. I gave a load to Maxal Truck Lines once and specified the load MUST be tarped. I then get a call from customer saying the driver left with no tarps on the load. I developped my own opinion about these new canadians but for the sake of this great website I won't say it on here. It kind of makes you wonder when you see them urging the canadian government for more intervention. I hear the trucking industry in India is expanding.
These guys are weird - got a phone call from them a couple of months ago at 730 pm wanting to know when we were going to pay their bill - only problem is we never ever did any business with them - go figure
I had issues with load solutions as well where they delivered short, but because i was notified late and had already paid them - i lost the money.
nice to see karma come back on them !
i also had a problem with maxal years back with them not tarping my loads too !... cost them over 10K for their mistake as the product was pricey and was damaged when he cranked the chains too tight and bent all the metal on the products.
We have mixed results. When the load is for right now, you're probably OK. Give them something in advance and let them get comfortable and it starts to go south.
They've ended up calling a shipper of ours a couple of times saying they were going to be late ... then when the shipper is going to be closed they say they'll be there in the morning. Morning comes ... no truck. No kidding.
I know they're actually hauling the freight, if it's my choice I wouldn't want to babysit them so much. But my partner in crime seems to think he can make it work.