Just Took A Position With TQL. Tell Me How I Can Be A Partner And Not A Prick.

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Zenith T.'s Comment
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I just took my first job in b2b sales and my first job in logistics with TQL. Now I've heard they have a bit of a rough reputation for being cheap, third party, middle men so I'm really trying to get out ahead of that.

I'd like to know how a third party rep can be as helpful as possible to you, make your life better, and make you genuinely excited to work with them in the future.

I really want to be an effective partner for the carriers I work with and not just some ******* taking a slice where I can find it. If you've worked with LAEs in the past what are the things that have set them apart for better or worse?

Thanks for any and all responses!

EPU:

Electric Auxiliary Power Units

Electric APUs have started gaining acceptance. These electric APUs use battery packs instead of the diesel engine on traditional APUs as a source of power. The APU's battery pack is charged when the truck is in motion. When the truck is idle, the stored energy in the battery pack is then used to power an air conditioner, heater, and other devices

Tim F.'s Comment
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Most on here are company drivers. There some owner operators, but very few.

I don’t think this will be an effective source of feedback.

Good luck in your new position.

Owner Operator:

An owner-operator is a driver who either owns or leases the truck they are driving. A self-employed driver.

Bruce K.'s Comment
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Maybe not throwing around the word p***k would help.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

PackRat's Comment
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Bathrooms, less time sitting in a dock, and overnight parking.

PJ's Comment
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I have worked with several in the past. The biggest issue I had with all of them was being lied to. They would lie about appt. times, rates, and weight of the load. All important areas to be very honest about in my opinion. Also don’t double book a load. Once you agree with a carrier on a load keep your word and don’t keep looking for someone to pull it cheaper.

I have had enough bad experiences with brokers I will never pull loads for them again.

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