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  1. BigBadBill

    Anyone driving for farm 2 fleet?

    We do this in Sylectus to because we are set-up as a carrier under our Farm2Fleet Authority but we are an agent for Covenant Solutions on the brokerage side.
  2. BigBadBill

    Anyone driving for farm 2 fleet?

    We are not owned by Covenant. Earlier this year we had to make a decision on what to do with our brokerage authority. We made a strategic decision that we would be come an agent of a larger broker and after some research we settled on Covenant Solutions. That opened discussion regarding...
  3. BigBadBill

    Interesting article on XPO

    What is humorous about this is that it seems that everyone is willing to hammer other carriers for their actions. But when they get battered around, lied to and cheated by their carrier they sit around an make all kinds of excuses. It seems sad but the general sentiment is that you are going...
  4. BigBadBill

    THUD Amendment Targets New Driver Hours of Service Rules

    It is called THUD because that is the sound it is going to make when it is dropped 30-seconds after it is presented.
  5. BigBadBill

    Interesting article on XPO

    That is where the return is. Don't confuse bad business making decisions with intentions. Also, aren't they shifting operations? That was what I was told last summer but have had no update on if this is happening or scrapped. We do a fair amount of business with XPO. What they are truly...
  6. BigBadBill

    Does it seem like more companies are skimming

    There are various reasons for having divisions and it is something that we do. I think from reading what tomtom is posting this is a bit different.
  7. BigBadBill

    Does it seem like more companies are skimming

    TT, why would they do that? I understand that keeping this secret makes it smell like a week old diaper but building the management fee back in. Really?
  8. BigBadBill

    Does it seem like more companies are skimming

    Classic, I'm stealing this.
  9. BigBadBill

    Sylectus Trust Survey

    Could be, just thought it was interesting to let drivers see what carriers thought of other carriers. It does make a difference when deciding if you are going to place a load with someone.
  10. BigBadBill

    Does it seem like more companies are skimming

    Thank you John, many larger brokers would be facing serious time. One large one here in Chattanooga jokes that they never "owned" a load for the first year. But it seems the same money is in the pot. It is just a matter of how you look at it. On one side, less money for you. On the other...
  11. BigBadBill

    Does it seem like more companies are skimming

    OK, how much a broker makes is none of my business. But how is skimming not important?
  12. BigBadBill

    Does it seem like more companies are skimming

    I have asked this before and never got a response. Please show me the regulation that says double brokering is illegal. In many cases it may go against the terms of a contracts but that is a far cry from being illegal.
  13. BigBadBill

    T&K Trucking

    Amen Brother, we are fairly new and spend a good amount of money networking. With our recent growth and partnerships I am looking at spending about 5x on travel in the next 4-months compared to what my Sylectus bill is. And to be fair to Sylectus. They tell people that they need to network...
  14. BigBadBill

    Does it seem like more companies are skimming

    I see the opposite, the anger I hear from O/O's is real when this happens. Why would they do this?
  15. BigBadBill

    Sylectus Trust Survey

    Sorry, copied image from the email I get. I see if I can make it larger.
  16. BigBadBill

    Sylectus Trust Survey

    One of the common questions around here is what do people think about a certain company. Every quarter, Sylectus does a trust survey of the members about other members that they do business with. I'm not suggesting that this is the list you should go off of but just some added information...
  17. BigBadBill

    T&K Trucking

    There, their, They're - Nobody likes the grammar police. From my perspective is you have people that hear about Sylectus and believe as a small carrier that can't find loads on ITS, 360, etc. that this is the end all to be all of expedite load boards. Someone with a handful of trucks is going...
  18. BigBadBill

    S/T drivers needed

    It took me a little while to nail down all the details on the pay. I think I have sent messages to most of you that contacted me but in case I forgot someone I thought I would post them here. 70% of Gross + FSC (week of 7/29/13 - $.4155 per mile) All tolls paid Cost plus fuel program...
  19. BigBadBill

    Embracee The Stupidity

    Most will have what I call the "Penske Clause". Ultimately the carrier has the decision how to get the freight moved. This protects them so they can do this if they haven't talked to the customer. But if it happens too often without the customer knowing they will loose the customer.
  20. BigBadBill

    Embracee The Stupidity

    You are talking about customer service but what I am also hearing is that it is about ethics. This is like being pregnant. You can't have a little bit of ethics. So if you are talking about doing what is right by the customer but willing to stick it to Panther any chance you get I am not sure...
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