Starting a Co-Ops company of owner/operator

MikeJr

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#21
Mike,

Part of the potential issue is what I experienced myself from Shiprodeep (we had previously worked with a company or two that dispatches exclusively for some 1 truck shows with some success). He'll tell you one o/o is picking up your load, then when you do not approve that o/o due to extremely high out of service % scores he'll tell you he's sending in another truck. The other truck has great safety scores and checks out entirely except that he'll still send in the first guy without telling you.

With regard to monies flowing, it doesn't really matter to him, both of the 1 truck operations are closed soon after. It's the price they pay for hauling for him.

In short: we've learned our lesson, the hard way as usual.

Keep well,
Mike
 

Michael Ludwig

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#22
Mike, that's really a shame. There is plenty of work available for owner operators with long-standing companies. I don't understand why they would have to resort to that business model to try and make a go of it.
Maybe I am all wong on the business model too. Really, all I'm saying is they never covered that one in MBA classes ... LOL

As for lessons ... aren't they all learned that way ??? ... LOL
 

MikeJr

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#24
Mr. Mike,
Exactly! The wife who is at home dispatching for her husband the driver is part of the business (an essential part). Shiprodeep is rebrokering to carriers who he claims work for him exclusively, who then subsequently are closed, in my experience.

Keep well,
Mike
 

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