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Good Afternoon, How good is haulage exchange for a start up company? TIA
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Good topic.. Following..
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Yeah of you have about 4k to throw away and a race to bottom in a bidding war of lowest price
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Alot of money for little return its a back load site so about 1.50 to 3.00 per mile if your lucky
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Don't bother
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Waste off money don't bother
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:o :o :o
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Do you really want to start at this time of period? Think twice!!
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If u won’t to earn a million start with 2
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£250/£300 from London to Midlands, tied up for 24 hours to tip, sh*te
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This time next year ………
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What you planning on starting up with
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Charaffe wrote: Sun Jan 22, 2023 1:56 pm What you planning on starting up with
generally haulage
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Chibanco99 wrote: Sun Jan 22, 2023 1:57 pm
Charaffe wrote: Sun Jan 22, 2023 1:56 pm What you planning on starting up with
generally haulage
I mean what vehicles and what area are you based?
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Charaffe wrote: Sun Jan 22, 2023 1:57 pm
Chibanco99 wrote: Sun Jan 22, 2023 1:57 pm
Charaffe wrote: Sun Jan 22, 2023 1:56 pm What you planning on starting up with
generally haulage
I mean what vehicles and what area are you based?
volvo fx truck units and Coventry
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Chibanco99 wrote: Sun Jan 22, 2023 1:58 pm
Charaffe wrote: Sun Jan 22, 2023 1:57 pm
Chibanco99 wrote: Sun Jan 22, 2023 1:57 pm

generally haulage
I mean what vehicles and what area are you based?
volvo fx truck units and Coventry
good area your in I don’t see why you just don’t run for Amazon Relay
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Charaffe wrote: Sun Jan 22, 2023 1:58 pm
Chibanco99 wrote: Sun Jan 22, 2023 1:58 pm
Charaffe wrote: Sun Jan 22, 2023 1:57 pm

I mean what vehicles and what area are you based?
volvo fx truck units and Coventry
good area your in I don’t see why you just don’t run for Amazon Relay
I heard amazon relay is not good
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Chibanco99 wrote: Sun Jan 22, 2023 1:59 pm
Charaffe wrote: Sun Jan 22, 2023 1:58 pm
Chibanco99 wrote: Sun Jan 22, 2023 1:58 pm

volvo fx truck units and Coventry
good area your in I don’t see why you just don’t run for Amazon Relay
I heard amazon relay is not good
better than waiting 30days end of month on average for any money that’s if they don’t go bust in the mean time
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Charaffe wrote: Sun Jan 22, 2023 1:59 pm
Chibanco99 wrote: Sun Jan 22, 2023 1:59 pm
Charaffe wrote: Sun Jan 22, 2023 1:58 pm

good area your in I don’t see why you just don’t run for Amazon Relay
I heard amazon relay is not good
better than waiting 30days end of month on average for any money that’s if they don’t go bust in the mean time
True
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Chibanco99 wrote: Sun Jan 22, 2023 2:00 pm
Charaffe wrote: Sun Jan 22, 2023 1:59 pm
Chibanco99 wrote: Sun Jan 22, 2023 1:59 pm

I heard amazon relay is not good
better than waiting 30days end of month on average for any money that’s if they don’t go bust in the mean time
True
Are you set up ready to go with your own trailer etc.
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It’s crap, people want it done for nothing, that’s the reason they put it on there rather than ring a local haulage firm. Don’t bother mate
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Clivero wrote: Sun Jan 22, 2023 2:02 pm It’s crap, people want it done for nothing, that’s the reason they put it on there rather than ring a local haulage firm. Don’t bother mate
it's only transport companies on there, so it's all subcontracting/backload work.
There are no end customers on there who post jobs. I think it's the expensive subscription fees that mean it's only worthwhile for transport customers to subscribe as they will use it a lot.
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Gogson wrote: Sun Jan 22, 2023 2:04 pm
Clivero wrote: Sun Jan 22, 2023 2:02 pm It’s crap, people want it done for nothing, that’s the reason they put it on there rather than ring a local haulage firm. Don’t bother mate
it's only transport companies on there, so it's all subcontracting/backload work.
There are no end customers on there who post jobs. I think it's the expensive subscription fees that mean it's only worthwhile for transport customers to subscribe as they will use it a lot.
I know a few end customers around our way that are on here. As in promotion companies, just to save a few quid. They often get messed about though
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Clivero wrote: Sun Jan 22, 2023 2:04 pm
Gogson wrote: Sun Jan 22, 2023 2:04 pm
Clivero wrote: Sun Jan 22, 2023 2:02 pm It’s crap, people want it done for nothing, that’s the reason they put it on there rather than ring a local haulage firm. Don’t bother mate
it's only transport companies on there, so it's all subcontracting/backload work.
There are no end customers on there who post jobs. I think it's the expensive subscription fees that mean it's only worthwhile for transport customers to subscribe as they will use it a lot.
I know a few end customers around our way that are on here. As in promotion companies, just to save a few quid. They often get messed about though
When you say on here do you mean this group or the Haulage Exchange?
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Clivero wrote: Sun Jan 22, 2023 2:04 pm
Gogson wrote: Sun Jan 22, 2023 2:04 pm
Clivero wrote: Sun Jan 22, 2023 2:02 pm It’s crap, people want it done for nothing, that’s the reason they put it on there rather than ring a local haulage firm. Don’t bother mate
it's only transport companies on there, so it's all subcontracting/backload work.
There are no end customers on there who post jobs. I think it's the expensive subscription fees that mean it's only worthwhile for transport customers to subscribe as they will use it a lot.
I know a few end customers around our way that are on here. As in promotion companies, just to save a few quid. They often get messed about though
Bear in mind it's all subcontracting/backload work on there, so in the long term it's only good for loads to get you back to your own area and your own direct customers (end users, not subcontracting).
The best thing about these sites is that it's subcontracting on an ad-hoc basis, which means you can start with these jobs and then over time pick up some of your own direct customers and just use the sites to fill in the gaps and get backloads.
If you go down the route that many do of
subcontracting full on a dedicated basis how will you ever be able to fit your own direct customers in when you find them 🤷.
However it takes time to look for and bid on work on these systems so you can't really do it well if you are also driving, you need someone watching it full time through the day for suitable loads.
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Clivero wrote: Sun Jan 22, 2023 2:04 pm
Gogson wrote: Sun Jan 22, 2023 2:04 pm
Clivero wrote: Sun Jan 22, 2023 2:02 pm It’s crap, people want it done for nothing, that’s the reason they put it on there rather than ring a local haulage firm. Don’t bother mate
it's only transport companies on there, so it's all subcontracting/backload work.
There are no end customers on there who post jobs. I think it's the expensive subscription fees that mean it's only worthwhile for transport customers to subscribe as they will use it a lot.
I know a few end customers around our way that are on here. As in promotion companies, just to save a few quid. They often get messed about though
I meant to add personally I wouldn't start until May 2024 at the earliest, and I would take a close look at the state of the economy before setting up.
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Don't do it get loads direct
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I found it works well to get you home and get your name about but you want your own work to get you out first
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Irish auction bid backwards whoever's cheapest
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Just come off it after 3 years, race to bottom, bad debts, every excuse in the world not to pay by the bedroom middle min, who go pop with ltd co and no balance sheet assets.
I've lost more every year in bad debts than the subscription. Better of just building your network. Make the work 2 way, eg offer some of your loads out. And you'll get loads back in return. Quid pro quo and all that.
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Don’t bother
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It's amazing I solely run my business from there
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JamiKino wrote: Sun Jan 22, 2023 2:11 pm It's amazing I solely run my business from there
there or the couch
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JamiKino wrote: Sun Jan 22, 2023 2:11 pm It's amazing I solely run my business from there
No good at all completely waste of money
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Rasruffin wrote: Sun Jan 22, 2023 2:12 pm
JamiKino wrote: Sun Jan 22, 2023 2:11 pm It's amazing I solely run my business from there
No good at all completely waste of money
you must be doing it wrong then I'm sat on a beach in Cancun typing this so...
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JamiKino wrote: Sun Jan 22, 2023 2:13 pm
Rasruffin wrote: Sun Jan 22, 2023 2:12 pm
JamiKino wrote: Sun Jan 22, 2023 2:11 pm It's amazing I solely run my business from there
No good at all completely waste of money
you must be doing it wrong then I'm sat on a beach in Cancun typing this so...
Good for you
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Don’t waste your money
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Use return loads instead. Good way to make contacts. No messing about. Great for repeat business as well. A lot of the loads from the exchange are on return loads anyway.. Thank me later.
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Thiauxin wrote: Sun Jan 22, 2023 2:15 pm Use return loads instead. Good way to make contacts. No messing about. Great for repeat business as well. A lot of the loads from the exchange are on return loads anyway.. Thank me later.
thank you
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I run 5 wagons and we use it
It is well over priced but it also gives you chance to build a customers list so if your thinking of it I would recommend 6months
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