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Discussion in 'Double Broker List' started by barrieman, Jun 25, 2015.

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  1. youngtea

    youngtea Active Member

    I rarely ever use them unless I have no other options. I always have some issues with them.

    It was QC to CO.
  2. IHAUL

    IHAUL New Member

    wheres the load booked for?
  3. Rob

    Rob Site Supporter

    What he was trying to say is. I booked that load. Loaded it on my trailer and I am trying to sell it as a preloaded trailer load but cannot find anyone so I will use the fictional ELD strike as an excuse. See him trying to sell loads just about everytime I am on the link looking for outbound( not very often)
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  4. Igor Galanter

    Igor Galanter Active Member

    ELD ?
  5. youngtea

    youngtea Active Member

    Speedx was supposed to deliver a shipment this morning and now they are telling me the drivers are on strike. Considering their drivers are not unionized what strike are they talking about?
  6. MarkD

    MarkD Site Supporter

    SIDHWAN-BET TRANSPORTATION who has ties to SpeedX
    Carrier out of Mississauga Ont. Andy 905-676-2727 New on the block trying to hustle freight between Halifax, Montreal, Toronto, Calgary. I decided to give him a chance with some no rush freight. Told me he ran the lane twice a week so where could I go wrong? I dropped the 1/3 load on "his" dock Friday. Traced it Monday and it's still sitting there and it will leave on Wednesdays truck. Not a problem for me it was no rush. Get a call today "we wont be running that lane for quite some time, pick up your freight and pay the cross dock fees" as it wasn't his dock to begin with. Needless to say please learn from my mistake and avoid this operation. They were in cahoots with Speedx who they used to whse my freight then extort me the $250 in trumped up charges. Raman Sidhu was his name.
  7. theman

    theman Well-Known Member

    But I don't quite agree with that either. The way to get the best service from any supplier is to be more collaborative or at least co-operative with them. If you're going by the last minute all the time, it's a different problem. You end up living by the mantra 'Live by the sword, die by the sword'.

    It's the reason why we need to get to know our partners better rather than entirely relying on the internet, Load Link, etc.
  8. loaders

    loaders Site Supporter

    youngtea, if that system works for you, good. For me though, I don't care if I book the load for moving today or for a week today, the company I agree to pay better be the same company hauling the freight. Not some "affiliated" company. That's another line we all hear too often, "oh, well, it's not really my truck, it's one of our sister companies".
    If that's the case, allow me to decide which member of your "family" to do business with!
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  9. youngtea

    youngtea Active Member

    100% agree, but I wanted to add to this discussion. These guys have their own trucks, but they all double broker to one another.

    My method in trusting these guys is the same day shipments. That means if I post a shipment for today I know it is their own truck and they need to move it. If you book ahead of time 1-2 days before hand it might be double brokered.
  10. youngtea

    youngtea Active Member

    You might be right on this, but I've also met the owner there and he does the same thing as the others.

    I don't trust these carriers to book shipments ahead of time, but if they call me on a load I know it's their own truck.
  11. loaders

    loaders Site Supporter

    Correct theman. If I am paying for a service, I want to know who is ultimately providing that service. The world is filled with good intentions like..."oh, I didn't want to let you down, so after I realized I couldn't handle your load, I gave it to my buddy. No problem, he has insurance and licences and all that other good stuff". If there is any problem regarding which company will haul my freight, please, let me know, so that I can decide if your decision is a good one for me and my customer. It's only common sense and common courtesy.
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  12. Trans99 Operates out of Guelph and has no Relations with SpeedX
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  13. theman

    theman Well-Known Member

    I don't think that people see what the problem is with this.

    The only way that as brokers and shippers that one can protect themselves is to make sure that the carrier who is ultimately hauling the freight is licensed and insured properly to do so. So if Speedx is doing this (and I agree, there are many Brampton-based carriers doing this, and not just tiny ones) they need to let their broker partners know what they're doing so the broker or shipper can vet who is doing the actual work.
  14. youngtea

    youngtea Active Member

    I have first hand experience with SpeedX for over 3 years and I think I understand how they operate.

    There are about 5-6 Indian carriers that work together based out of Brampton; SpeedX, RXL, Trans99. All of them work together and broker shipments to each other, share trailers and they will post if they cannot cover. They all have the same service levels at about 60-80%.

    I've met them SpeedX in person and they have a big yard and lots of trailers. They do have assets, but I know what they also do on the side.
  15. lowmiler88

    lowmiler88 Site Supporter

    Finally someone from the Dark Side on this forum.............just kidding CH welcome.
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  16. crosgre

    crosgre Member

    Good Day. I am with CH Robinson in Toronto. I appreciate you bringing up this issue and if anyone else should have any other issue at anytime, please feel free to reach out to me. I have contacted our reps who deal with SC Johnson regarding the issue and they have opened and investigation into the matter. We do not and will not condone any type of double brokering and again we will be conducting investigations into the claim below. Thanks
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  17. theman

    theman Well-Known Member

    Probably because SC Johnson uses CH Robinson as their go-to as a broker and doesn't see what's going on at all. SC Johnson does very little with brokers (most of their freight moves with Celadon I believe) so this kind of crap just flies under the radar until someone screams at them.
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  18. injun

    injun New Member

    these guys are douche bags ...
  19. barrieman

    barrieman Member

    on my DNU list for double brokering one of my loads
  20. this site is great...I was thiiiiis close to giving them a load before checking here...the lady who called (Lynn) was very nice & none of the usual red flags or alarm bells were going off for me at all.

    VERY sensitive load too so I'm glad I checked here
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