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UPS Load Board

Discussion in 'General Expediter Forum' started by southernbboi, Jul 6, 2011.

  1. southernbboi

    southernbboi New Recruit

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    UPS working on a load board up in 2 months. What can brown do for you?
     
  2. chefdennis

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    Re: Ups working on a loadboard up in 2 month what can brown do for you

    Well if they are devoloping a loadboard, one would think that they are going to start to offer freight up for bid...so it should be a good thing for expediters....yes? no?
     
  3. Jefferson3000

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    Re: Ups working on a loadboard up in 2 month what can brown do for you

    UPS brokering expedite? Nothing new there. UPS Freight has been calling Panther and E-1 for some time. Express Critical has been brokering ever since they bought out Menlo (Emery) Expedite!
     
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    Re: Ups working on a loadboard up in 2 month what can brown do for you

    Yea I should have said MORE, because i have hauled UPS freight in the past...But again, if they are going to start a loadboard of their own, it would appear they are cutting out the "middleman" and opening it all (or more) up to bid....
     
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    My guess is that they're looking to unload the freight destined for fringe areas, so that they can concentrate their resources more on the high density zones.



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  6. blizzard

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    This is going to be a good thing. All Express-1 does is take a phone call from UPS and then throws the load up on the alliance for other carriers to bid on and they still get a heafy cut on their end. Panther also does the same thing. I think eliminating the middle man and opening up their freight board to the rest of the companies out there will be a good thing for them. It is however not going to be a good thing for the rates! Cudos UPS.
     
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    UPS and a BID load board, already happening… This is an exact quote contained in the notes section of a load I was looking at a while back. “Note: Straight Truck – UPS LOAD, DO NOT AWARD TO FEDX”
    Load was offered out @ $477.25 for 250 miles. 1100lbs. 2 pallets 108x48x36
     
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    I've hauled and picked for UPS freight nearly daily in the past year, through Towne Air
     
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    Isn't this just like Averett freight?
     
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    UPS does business with a number of expedite carriers. A bid board will just be a tool to make the freight awarding more of a commodity priced item. Good for some maybe, but bad for others. These type of boards very often do not put a value on the level of service and support that a carrier offers.
     

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