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Old 03-20-2008, 10:56 PM   #1
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So...Mr. Rempe...

How's the new gig??
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Old 03-21-2008, 04:24 AM   #2
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Only one week in...some observations:

The people are nice and the product/service is not "Rocket Science"...so that is good for a mental deficient such as myself.

I have been able to generate some quotes and potential new business through my past experience in the trucking industry at large. I am working on a new account in Indianapolis, IN...not in my local territory but just someone I know who ships freight!

If any one reading this uses LTL, TL or Flatbeds to ship their freight please CALL ME so I can quote you. We also do very well in the expedited niche as well. You do not need to live in Cleveland in order for me to be your sales rep...we are a broker not a trucking company! IF you do not know what LTL or TL means then YOU should NOT be calling me!! LOL!!

Lastly, I like being back in the workforce, but, it has been a tough week for me being away from the kids this week...something a Dad doesn't usually have to struggle with since they are the ones who are usually working...but the girls have had no issues as their Mom is home now...guess it's just my problem!!. These kids really hate me!! LOL!!

So that's how the new gig is!

Call me for rates wherever you are!! THAT MEAN YOU PIT MAKERS!!! ALL OF YOU!!
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Old 03-21-2008, 06:54 AM   #3
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Call Dana at Klose. Tell her you're a friend of mine(I know it's a stretch ) and that I told you to call her and see if you could give her a quote. I will call her and tell her to expect your call. No guarantees...just a foot in, maybe.
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Old 03-21-2008, 10:38 AM   #4
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What's the biggest you/they ship? Will they ship vehicles?
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Old 03-21-2008, 11:42 AM   #5
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What's the biggest you/they ship? Will they ship vehicles?
Cars...YES...

We really have no limit...flatbeds can have over sized loads or whatever...we will get all the permits and stuff needed to do it.

Bubba, I will call the lady at Klose too!
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Greg, I don't know if you've ever heard of them but PWG(Purity Wholesale Grocers, www.pwg-inc.com), a grocery, health and beauty, sporting goods, etc. warehouse in Lebanon, Indiana does a lot of LTL shipping. No flatbeds so not sure if that's something you'd be interested in. I worked there for several years and have remained in contact with my supervisor (inventory). I also know the plant manager and other key employees for the company. In the Lebanon Industrial park are several other companies, Time Warner/AOL distribution, Pamida, etc.

Unless things have changed, they use a lot of brokers all over the country so it might be worth giving them a call.
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would you be able toship an Old Hickory from Missouri to Ny, or an Oyler from Texas?
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Well, at the info Bubba gave me I decided to spend some of the day yesterday exploring the bbq pit world and the potential for business there. Well, it does not seem good.

The biggest hang up is the "straight truck with lift gate" that is very hard for us to secure...and it is also very expensive. If they were going from Klose to "X" warehouse where there was a dock and a way to unload then this would be a whole different deal...but that isn't the way it works. You order a pit and it comes to your house via truck with gate to get it off the truck.

Just for my knowledge...if any of you have had a pit delivered to your house, how much was shipping and how did it show up to your house.

Thanks!!
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Old 03-22-2008, 07:48 AM   #9
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My shipping for my first Klose was around $450ish I think...and they dropped it off in front of my house...literally. Don't you remember this story??? They also destroyed a neighbors tree that was hanging low over the street. Residential deliveries probably present a whole new set of problems for shippers. Hey, you may not get business from it but you might get educated to help you elsewhere...depending upon your retention rate. Did you talk to Dana? You know she's Dave's sister.
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My shipping for my first Klose was around $450ish I think...and they dropped it off in front of my house...literally. Don't you remember this story??? They also destroyed a neighbors tree that was hanging low over the street. Residential deliveries probably present a whole new set of problems for shippers. Hey, you may not get business from it but you might get educated to help you elsewhere...depending upon your retention rate. Did you talk to Dana? You know she's Dave's sister.
I never would have guessed that.
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