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Old 09-03-2010, 03:33 AM
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Hello,

Is anyone using a 3rd party dispatch service running under your own authority? I don't want to lease to someone and I can't justify/afford a full time dispatcher for only 3 trucks.

Any info would be appreciated.

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Old 09-03-2010, 03:40 PM
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You can't handle three trucks yourself?
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Old 09-04-2010, 01:01 AM
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You can't handle three trucks yourself?
I have found it difficult when I'm driving one of them........
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Old 09-04-2010, 03:23 AM
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[QUOTE=skrissel;486213]I have found it difficult when I'm driving one of them........[/Q

No worries.Have you ever tried doing what he just mentioned?Even with 2 trucks and driving and dispatching is no joke.He calls me and tells me he getting unloaded and then asks if I have something lined up for him?I then have to get my rolodex and laptop out to search for loads.It is not fun when you have a "hungry" driver looking for every mileage he can eat up.
I am in the same boat, please let me know if you guys can recommend one.Not just recommend, but have you used that particular service and how much are they grossing your trucks?
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Old 09-04-2010, 05:16 AM
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Unlike many, I wouldn't respond unless I know what I'm talking about. I have...as many as five; though they weren't my trucks and not for more than a few weeks at a time. Develop your system before you buy the trucks and it's not an issue...so long as you figure out how to operate efficiently. Besides, hire a driver for the third truck and you can come off the road.
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Old 09-04-2010, 08:13 AM
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Our infamous ex-board member is using a dispatcher type service. I won't discuss specifics, but he's happy with it and the price seems reasonable.
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Old 09-04-2010, 11:13 AM
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Who is this and what are the specifics?Email or PM us.
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Old 09-04-2010, 12:07 PM
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It can be difficult to find loads for multiple trucks when you are also driving one of them yourself. I have tried that myself. I found that if I am going to have drivers that it is much better to stay home and dispatch them myself rather than drive. You can't do justice to either if you drive and dispatch. It can take too much time finding better paying loads. It isn't that difficult if you don't care about the rate or where you go. It does take much more effort when you want a decent rate. If I had more time I might consider doing it again myself.
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Hello,

Is anyone using a 3rd party dispatch service running under your own authority? I don't want to lease to someone and I can't justify/afford a full time dispatcher for only 3 trucks.

Any info would be appreciated.

Thanks!

-scott
What type of trailers??
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Old 09-05-2010, 07:15 PM
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It can be difficult to find loads for multiple trucks when you are also driving one of them yourself. I have tried that myself. I found that if I am going to have drivers that it is much better to stay home and dispatch them myself rather than drive. You can't do justice to either if you drive and dispatch. It can take too much time finding better paying loads. It isn't that difficult if you don't care about the rate or where you go. It does take much more effort when you want a decent rate. If I had more time I might consider doing it again myself.
Sign me up when you start doing it again!
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