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Ohio to Montreal

Discussion in 'Truck/Freight Leads' started by theman, Jun 9, 2016.

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  1. theman

    theman Well-Known Member

    It could be that the sales rep already has a relationship with them. Salespeople move around so maybe they came from someone else who was already doing business with them. But again ... no issues with them in that regard.
     
  2. Moose

    Moose Member

    It's happened twice to me , not sure if they intended to or not but it did happen. Not sure if having customers based in Quebec was the reason for it and they do have sales people on the road . Not a huge customer to us so I don't really care either way, since they did give me better rates than the gave our customer....
     
  3. polaris

    polaris Member

    We service northern Ohio with our own US fleet, so depending on the pick up location and the regularity of the business, we are likely more price competitive than you might imagine.
    Call me directly at ext 1221.
    Larry
     
  4. MikeJr

    MikeJr Moderator Staff Member

    I have to agree with theman on this one, at least 10-15 orders a month with them (Bourassa) and no issues on back-soliciting.
    On the greater than 4 skids - take the time to reach out to your carriers anyway - both Polaris and Bourassa may have 'room' for larger shipments and may be able to do it for at or close to your budget. Depends on the lane, the time of year and the freight mix they have, but we've hooked up with both parties on larger shipments (although not regularly).

    Keep well,
    Mike
     
  5. theman

    theman Well-Known Member

    I've actually never heard of Bourassa back-soliciting before. And I know that they've been used by companies I have been with for at least 10 years. The service is OK but the rates from them get stupid once the freight is larger than 4 skids. Not unlike Polaris or others with the same operating model.
     
  6. Moose

    Moose Member

    I would avoid Bourassa Transport ( the tend to back solicit and play dumb ) .
    TED Transport is a solid option, or Charette Transport.
     
  7. martinetav

    martinetav Well-Known Member

    You might want to try Gilmyr out of Montmagny Quebec and also MTY out of the same area
     
  8. theman

    theman Well-Known Member

    I originally thought it was 10 feet, 16000# to be rated as 16ft. But I had a brain fart and I realize it needs 20 feet. It's not so easy to move 20 feet on that lane.
     
  9. youngtea

    youngtea Active Member

    OH isn't that hot of a destination for large LTL. I've never met anyone that would do consistent LTL larger than 6 skids from Oh to Mtl.

    Interpalco would be my first option as they do great work for me.
     
  10. ed1

    ed1 Member

    how large ltl
     
  11. theman

    theman Well-Known Member

    The problem I'm having is that when the LTL is small, Bourassa and some of the others are good but when it's more than 3 skids it is very inconsistent ... LTL carriers are very pricey and the partial load carriers are priced. Cooper's price is the lesser of the evils.
     
  12. Freight Broker

    Freight Broker Well-Known Member

    Transport Robert too. ..
     
  13. MikeJr

    MikeJr Moderator Staff Member

    I'm a little surprised no one mentioned Bourassa.
    I know Cooper DID, just not sure if they still do.

    Keep well,
    Mike
     
  14. Northam

    Northam Member

    Don't quote me,but I seem to recall Cooper Bros servicing there as well.
     
  15. Freight Broker

    Freight Broker Well-Known Member

    Normandin Transit.. Maisliner..Interpalco.. Express JW out of Sherbrooke, QC..
     
    Last edited: Jun 9, 2016
  16. theman

    theman Well-Known Member

    Who does larger LTL from Ohio to Montreal please?
     

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