Closer than you think
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Central Wisconsin
How long to wait for a transport broker?
Nine days ago I booked transport with a broker for open trailer shipment of a MINI Cooper from an independent dealer in Jackson Mississippi to my address in Central Wisconsin. The broker quoted $750 and is the preferred shipper/broker of the dealer. Monday of this week was listed as the "available" date but so far no transporter has even accepted the order.
Yesterday I made this email inquiry:
We are still waiting for pick-up of the MINI Cooper from Byram, MS to Central Wisconsin. The request was placed early last week for shipping Monday of this week and we still have no updates. Is this anywhere on the LMR priority list?
Here's the response I got:
Why, yes it is a top priority, along with several hundred other units. We will update you ASAP when we have a truck scheduled. The unit was first available on Monday & it usually takes a few days for scheduling.
So, as much as I'd like to tell them to kiss my @$$, I don't want to go the back of the line with another broker. Can I double book with another broker and just accept the first broker who matches a haul?
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