Tag: Chad Boblett
How to vet brokers’ credit before taking a load
It's important to vet the credit risk you're taking to prevent getting stuck with the load with no compensation. More information here on Overdrive.
March 17, 2020
How brokers, carriers can prevent business ID theft schemes
When it comes to business identity theft, both carriers and brokers can do their due diligence and derail the business impersonation schemes. More on Overdrive.
March 12, 2020
Rates hack: The spot market 3 o’clock hustle
Though it’s certainly lost some of its luster now that mandated electronic logging devices are putting more value on planning loads for maximizing time efficiency, this scheduling hack from independent Chad Boblett is simple enough. It hinges on an old cliché: The best things come to those who wait.
May 2, 2019
Why pick a fight with the air? And: Downtime for the spot market 3 o’clock hustle
This edition of the Overdrive Radio podcast comes as MATS continues in Louisville, with conversations with two owner-ops showing commonality between them in a willingness to be the contrarian in this loud age, on a variety of things — Chad Boblett and Henry Albert, on rates, ELDs, aerodynamics and more.
March 29, 2019
‘Rock your rate’: Using spot market demand data to advantage
Boblett provides a platform on which members of his Rate Per Mile Masters Facebook group could ask specific questions and get the answers they are looking for.
September 26, 2018
Highway robbery: A clouded transparency
You think you’re all set: After 120 deadhead miles, you’re almost to the pickup — when the broker calls. The load’s canceled, he says, and $150 truck-ordered-not-used (TONU) is coming your way. … True? Or did he just find somebody cheaper …
March 9, 2018
Highway robbery: More warning signs in negotiations with brokers
In addition to the “red flags” that ought to give any owner-operator pause during broker negotiations, one would do well to consider the following warning signs invitations to get more information from any broker.
March 8, 2018
Highway robbery: Ask the tough questions during negotiations to root out the crooks
There’s plenty truckers can do to avoid getting involved with the crooks among brokerages.
March 7, 2018
‘100 percent OK’ to bring up detention before you get off the phone
‘Don’t leave money on the table,’ redux — that sentiment could increasingly include examinations of revenue and income per hour in your business’ accounting and analysis to help determine effective detention rates in broker/shipper negotiations.
February 13, 2018
Rate Per Mile Masters founder Chad Boblett from MATS: How broker relationships saved him during recent downturn
Following the demand on the spot market is all well and good when times are high, but when the market shifts it’s crucial to have solid broker relationships — more from a talk with Rate Per Mile Masters owner-operator Chad Boblett. And an answer to the question: Does the autonomous trap work on trucks?
March 27, 2017
Cycle analysis: Assessing rate patterns by negotiation day, time of day, quarter and geographical area
Overdrive’s review of data mined by the Truckstop.com load board reveals trends in negotiation timing and lanes. Some could surprise you – and even reward you.
June 18, 2015
Rates hall of shame: Bottom 10 U.S. states for outbound freight
Turns out it’s true: Colorado on average is on the list for outbound freight — so are many Northeast states. At once, some states in the NE region show some of the highest rates for inbound freight. More data, discussion here.
April 6, 2015
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