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    Default Anyone using a dispatch service? Need info

    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

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    You can't handle three trucks yourself?

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    Quote Originally Posted by no_worries View Post
    You can't handle three trucks yourself?
    I have found it difficult when I'm driving one of them........

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    Default Same boat here.

    [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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    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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    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.
    Mud, sweat, and gears

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    Who is this and what are the specifics?Email or PM us.

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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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    Quote Originally Posted by skrissel View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by GMAN View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Scottt View Post
    What type of trailers??
    Reefer

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    Quote Originally Posted by henboy1 View Post
    Who is this and what are the specifics?Email or PM us.
    steve boothe?

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    Quote Originally Posted by skrissel View Post
    Sign me up when you start doing it again!

    I will let you know.

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    check your pm's

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scottt View Post
    check your pm's
    Got it and responded, thanks!!!

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    Default dispatch service

    I am using a small dispatch service some of the time.I like to drive and not play with a laptop or run in and out of truck stops faxing papers

    I have a past driver who is disabled and he gets me most of my work.
    here is how we work and what it costs
    he finds loads and runs them past me.He calls on them and gets them up in price when he can.He earns his pay doing that.

    He also sets me up with brokers takes care of all my paperwork
    I figure up each month what he has found me and send him 5 % in a com check

    I handle all invoicing,money and stuff like that myself.
    He acts like a independent service.I could do it all myself,but I like this guy and I like driving,not stopping and being on the lap top or telephone

    pm me and I will send you his info if you are serious.He knows the trucking business from a drivers standpoint since he has driven.A medical condition has forced him to get out of the truck or he would be driving

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    Default I offer the complete solution... I am an indeoendat dispatcher.

    Quote Originally Posted by skrissel View Post
    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
    I offer a personal dispatcher service through Bridges Logistics. bridges-logistics.com
    I can do a far superior job as opposed to someone trying to find their own loads while driving. It is my job to find your loads. I not only find the load but I find the backup loads. It's a complete Freight Finding / Dispatching / Planning / Administrative solution. No driver has ever been displeased! It's a win win. email me at [email protected]
    Last edited by timothystoner; 02-16-2013 at 11:03 AM. Reason: mispell

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    call 7345127723 we can help ask for dale or munatavo

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    The Owner Operators Freelance Dispatcher

    I am offering my dispatch service and resources to Owner Operators that have their own authority and Insurance.
    I call for loads under your business name/Authority as your employee for you. I book the best paying loads with the least amount of deadhead I can find on your terms, and dispatch your freight directly to you or your driver(s), it is that simple.
    All the money flows through you or your factoring company, I do not see or touch your money, which means I get paid from you not the other way around. I charge 5% percent of the gross of each load and will only take on 5 owner operators max, so space is limited. I already have the experience, know how, load boards, phone, fax, and the time! Now you can just drive!
    Do you not have the availability or time to Drive and properly put forth the time and effort it takes to get a decent load? Do you lack the resources while on the road or a person at home to book freight, write invoices, mail out the original?
    STOP Paying 25 – 30% of your gross to a leasing company that does not seem to care about the cost of fuel and dead head!
    Call: Nope, no free advertising for your book here either. I have brokers calling and emailing every morning with loads every where. Just dont have the trucks to do them. I drove semi for 13 years pulling oversize. Due to a back injury I cant dive I sit at home and dispatch. Im up at 6 am and dont get done till midnight or after. You will always be able to get ahold of me 24 hrs aday. [email protected] 1-812-626-9181

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    The Owner Operators Freelance Dispatcher

    I am offering my dispatch service and resources to Owner Operators that have their own authority and Insurance.
    I call for loads under your business name/Authority as your employee for you. I book the best paying loads with the least amount of deadhead I can find on your terms, and dispatch your freight directly to you or your driver(s), it is that simple.
    All the money flows through you or your factoring company, I do not see or touch your money, which means I get paid from you not the other way around. I charge 5% percent of the gross of each load and will only take on 5 owner operators max, so space is limited. I already have the experience, know how, load boards, phone, fax, and the time! Now you can just drive!
    Do you not have the availability or time to Drive and properly put forth the time and effort it takes to get a decent load? Do you lack the resources while on the road or a person at home to book freight, write invoices, mail out the original?
    STOP Paying 25 – 30% of your gross to a leasing company that does not seem to care about the cost of fuel and dead head!
    Call: Nope, no free advertising for your book here either. I have brokers calling and emailing every morning with loads every where. Just dont have the trucks to do them. I drove semi for 13 years pulling oversize. Due to a back injury I cant drive I sit at home and dispatch. Im up at 6 am and dont get done till midnight or after. You will always be able to get ahold of me 24 hrs aday. [email protected] 1-812-626-9181

 




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