We’ve had a conversation sleek. I can appreciate your concern for Dave vs the new guy. I can assure you there will be zero issues with funds. The only issue is the same as always with long distance car buying...the dreaded logistics.
If you request your RFQ from ANY on-line company, it goes automatically on the Central Dispatch Board at jTracker dot com
. You can become a member and sign up for free for 30 days at https://www.centraldispatch.com/
Brokers and subscribers can see your entry on the Boardand will contact you trying to negotiate the price UP. Higher the price, higher their cut.
Their favorite way is to hassle you on the phone = preferred method. The best is to deal with them via e-mail (less intimidation for you). This automatically eliminate majority of the middle men and BS artists.
Brokers, usually don't own any trucks, they are just a middle men skimming from the top. They only have a phone and a computer, and their cut is 150-300 bucks a pop for something you can do yourself!
There are a few "renown/ large" (read EXPENSIVE!) companies, some of them mentioned in previous posts, who claim "white glove treatment". They usually will overcharge you 2-3 times for the same service. It is better to deal w/ the smaller companies. ALL brokers have the same access to the same drivers and the same routes! All drivers are providing the same, equally excellent service. IMO, it is ridiculous and preposterous to pay 1K or 2K more for the "white gloves" treatment, unless you have a Concourse quality car going to Pebble Beach Show,
Always go by the $/mile in your negotiations.
YES! You can negotiate your price! Whoever you'll talk to, always ask for exact distance, or to see a copy of the "central dispatch board" page.
For the average driver the attractive rate is $0.45/mile. You want to knock it down to .40/mile, or less, if you can.
If you're asked to pay .50/mile or more - drop them like a rock, you're getting date-raped!
If you eliminate the middle men layer, you're saving few hundreds bucks from the get going.
Never allow them to "rush" you. Tell them you don't care who and when, as long as they meet your target price. You may have to wait a week or so, but believe me, someone w/half empty trailer will be going towards your destination one of these days.
Always tip the driver.