Brokers for independent truckers deal in full loads. Hiring a semi, empty
except for a tower, to drive from CA to OH will cost nearly as much as the
tower. Full loads are charged by the mile.
The LTL haulers are set up to efficiently handle partial load freight. Even
the specialty light haulers will be cheaper than a full load, as their fixed
and fuel costs are significantly less than a semi.
[mailto:email@example.com] On Behalf Of Drax Felton
Sent: Saturday, August 25, 2012 9:06 AM
To: Bill Gaines
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] How Do I Schedule a Freight Pick-Up?
Go down to your local truck stop and ask a couple guys for the name of their
broker and tell them what you need.
Brokers match loads to available drivers.
Independent and owner operator drivers work with them all the time. If the
broker can't help you ask for a referral to one who can,
I used to work for Lowes freight working on the computer systems these brokers
use to tender freight.
You could also write down a few national carrier names off the doors of trucks.
They're required to post contact info.
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On Aug 25, 2012, at 8:21 AM, "Bill Gaines" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> On June 29 my LM-470d was destroyed in a wind storm. I immediately started
> looking here and elsewhere for a suitable replacement. I found a couple but
> both were on the left coast and both indicated the buyer would have to
> arrange shipping. I have since found others closer to me but still the same
> thing about me doing the leg work on locating a shipper. I finally decided to
> replace the old tower with a new one also being shipped from the west coast.
> My reasoning was that since they do this full time they must have shippers
> waiting at their door to pick things up and haul away. I am told by the
> manufacturer that the tower is completed and is awaiting pick up by a
> trucking company. I have been told this story several times now....waiting on
> a company to come to pick it up. My question is this. Where do I go to find a
> flat-bed truck that will pick this tower up in California and bring it to me
> in Ohio?
> There simply must be a reasonably quick way to get this done.
> Bill AD8P
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