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are there freight brokers out there that specialize in straight truck work like there are for tractor trailers? i just bought my first tractor and trailer and was asked this question by a friend that used to do expedited work. i live in the atlanta, ga area and might be interested in buying a straight truck for my friend to drive for me, if i could get the work. the broker i run for with the big truck only brokers freight for big trucks, and knows no one that does straight trucks. thanks for all help....ed
I don't think you need a Straight truck broker.. why not just check the boards for LTL Freight? Many times on the old Load boards in truckstops, I've seen loads that would fit in a straight truck.
Why specifically tell them it's a straight truck? If it's an LTL load that will fit, just accept it, and show up with the truck..or tell the broker.. "Hey, I've got 20 ft, or 24 feet availible, got any LTL loads that will fit going my way? etc..
I wouldn't think they'd care as long as it fit... maybe the more experienced guys with broker loads would know if that would be a problem.
Just my opinion...
i wouldn't have a problem with putting it on with an expedited carrier as long as i could still operate on my authority and not be suckered into buying a truck for the company. if any of you know of any expediting companies that are reputable and will let us haul small truck loads under my authority, please feel free to let me know....i would certainly consider it......thanks a lot....ed
Many of the expedited carriers will allow you to run loads under your own authority when you desire to do so, provided you cover the company signs on the truck, and inform them when doing so. This is fairly uncommon now, as the end deal usually works out better by running strictly under a company lease. Much better insurance deals are to be found under a company fleet rate than by keeping 1 or 2 trucks under your own authority.
I think Tony from Pitt Express does brokering for vans and straight trucks. He is a good guy and won't steer you wrong. Here is his website http://www.pittexpress.com/
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