What do shippers & receivers want from truckers?
By Timothy D. Brady
We truckers all have answers to the question, “What are three things we wish shippers and receivers understood about trucking that would make our job easier?”
This is going to surprise many of my regular readers, who know how much I emphasize the need to know your hauling rate range before entering into freight hauling negotiations. That should not be your first priority when you approach a shipper or broker for those loads you want to haul for them.
You finally found it — that dream truck. It’s the one you’ve been thinking about buying for years. It has the big sleeper you’ve longed for, the big power you’ve always wanted and the perfect transmission for the way you operate. Better yet the seller wants thousands less than you expected to pay.