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"Deal with owner operators - not brokers!"

shipping from Martinsville, Indiana Berthoud, Colorado for $1,500.00

5/31/2010
$1,500.00
Martinsville, Indiana
Berthoud, Colorado
1113 mi.

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Before I booked with Jeff I tried to work with a broker. Every time I called them they had another story about a breakdown, or trucks with not quite enough room, etc. What I came to realize is that they had submitted a bid with no idea of who would carry the load and when they couldn't make a match they told me stories to put me off hoping that someone would eventually want the load. Finally I gave up after 3 weeks and re-listed with an owner operator. He knew his schedule and my load mattered to him so I got quick low cost service. If time matters to you do not accept the bid of a broker, book with the person who owns and drives the truck.

- Fred W.