Actually I’m willing to pay and more often than not find I am paying 100 -350.00$ Cdn more to someone I’ve worked with before and have a good standing relationships with. I’m young and stupid tho, so yea!ITS works well for me. Got away from the "personal relationship" way of doing things... we get lazy when we work with the same people over and over, and if the market tightens up its all about the money anyway. In 2018 alot of my personal relationship folks left me for greener pastures. I was left to fend for myself on the the ITS loadboard.... I posted and hoped like hell people would call. Well.. it turned out pretty well.. I post more now even when I've got repeat carriers available.. Now I'm ALWAYS looking for new carriers whereas before I would allow myself to get comfortable with the status quo. Don't buy into the personal relationship mantra unless it involves a dog. And don't kid yourself.. regardless of what side of the fence you're on, its always about the money.. and never about the relationship.
loyalty over $$$I understand what you’re saying about business relationships taking second place to money, but personally, I would rather deal with a select group of repeat, reliable suppliers. Having a revolving door of carriers, who accept the lowest rates I can offer, isn’t the business model I want to use. To each their own, but I still place some value on loyalty, even in this cut throat business.