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About the Author

My name is Paul Todd; I have been in the logistics, warehousing, and transportation industry for 14 years. I have worked as a terminal manager, shipping manager, operations manager, logistics analyst, dispatcher, consultant, and a trucking company owner. I was in the U.S. Navy for eight years but I worked in logistics for most of my tour. While on active duty, I graduated from Hawaii Pacific University. Being in a vast array of the industry one thing I know firsthand is that Freight Brokers and Freight Agents are unregulated and have no oversight and since no one is controlling them, they keep too much of a percent for themselves, and it is costing each family in this nation between $100 and $400 per month! I know what I am talking about, and I want America to know, because they have the full authority to put a stop to it. The authority of the American consumer will result in getting Freight Brokers and Freight Agents out of their family's pocket, and help get our economy back running in the right direction.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 86 pages
  • Publisher: RoseDog Books (August 6, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1434993787
  • ISBN-13: 978-1434993786
  • Product Dimensions: 0.2 x 6 x 8.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 2.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,467,140 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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11 of 15 people found the following review helpful By T. Miller on September 10, 2009
Format: Kindle Edition
This book is so dramatic and sensationalist, it is laughable to anyone who works in the transportation industry. I have also worked on all sides of transportation: managing shipping/receiving operations for distributors, as the owner of a small trucking company, for other trucking carriers with 200 + trucks, for companies that provided air and ocean freight forwarding, and for companies that provided freight brokerage.

What seems like potentially logical points at first glance are in fact simply not true. Ask yourself one question: why do freight brokers and freight forwarders exist in a free market economy if they serve no purpose? Are we to believe that there is some consiracy that manufacturing companies needlessly pay more money (rather than keeping it for their own pockets) and have no choice but to do so? This is ridiculous. Brokers and forwarders exist to fill a market need: to do the legwork on behalf of the shipper to find the best priced truck with the right equipment and the right insurance coverage for a shipment. For this, the broker typically earns a gross profit of 10-15% (not the margins the author speaks of; these numbers are easily verifiable, so either the author doesnt really know what his is talking about, or he inflated the numbers to make the book more sensational.) 10-15% is the real number, which is considered a low gross margin for most any business. This is not net profit:the broker still has to pay employees, rent, and other overhead that all businesses pay, plus pay taxes on whatever is left. Software gross margins by comparison are often 100% or more; no one is calling for legislation to regulate software providers. If you don't want it, don't buy it. This is how the free market works.
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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Brian Atchley on November 22, 2009
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This book was poorly written and nothing more than a rant about getting ripped off by brokers. Paul Todd, you should have at least proof read your book, or at least had someone else do it for mistakes in punctuation, spelling, and other errors. Or maybe I'm just a ticked owner operator because in the dedication you mentioned truckers and then in the preface you asked truckers to buy your book to help you make the New York Times Best Sellers list and then on pages 19 and 20 you insult us. Its true, most of us are not rocket scientists, however, the cheap freight in general is not being hauled by owner operators. It is hauled by the larger companies who just want to keep their trucks rolling. We, as owner operators know what it cost to run our business to make a profit. We don't need more government regulations. Get off your tail and get your brokers authority and you pay the drivers what you think is fair. I'm sure I would be glad to work with you.

And shame on you Evan Lockridge for promoting this book and author. I'll bet you didn't read it either.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By FRAZIER on December 14, 2011
Format: Paperback
Todd, Im the younger version of wayne. The guy you mention is this book many of times.
I would like you phone number so i may talk somethings over with you about this book.
i have a lawyer on stand by for legal actions that may occur over this poorly written book you wrote.
my email is alexanderfrazier@live.com.
i will await your response.
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3 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Adam A. on March 11, 2010
Format: Paperback
I'm not even sure why I'm wasting my time writing this review, but hopefully it saves one person from wasting their time. This guy is a joke with the IQ of 50...Dont Drink The Coolade.

It's simple: shipper has load that needs to be moved to city that is not normal, so shipper doesn't know or have the time to call trucking companies. Even the trucking company that could go direct to this shipper doesn't know on this paticular day that this shipper has something that fits his discription. So the shipper has to call a broker who understands many different shipping lanes, prices, and companies. Essentially the broker is paying market price to the truck and getting 10% to 15% more as a finders fee.

Every morning I come in trucking companies call me for help, and I never hold a gun to anyones head. I essentially work as a marketing arm for multiple trucking companies. Life is very tough right now, and it is very hard to be a broker. Nobody needs brokers right now, because their are too many trucks.

Any truck driver can make his own contacts and make his own way in the world. I bet the author of this book is making 10% to 15% is that wrong? I bet this Author is going through a book "broker" of some sort. I'm sure he is not binding them together in his basement, all though his writing seems like it was published by himself. Oh, and is it also a crime that Amazon might get a small cut of the pie...?

THIS BOOK IS CRAZY, AND THE OTHER REVIEWS ARE WRITTEN BY THE AUTHOR!
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By MIKEJINTX on November 23, 2012
Format: Kindle Edition
To say anything in this book is worth reading would be laughable. As the owner of a small trucking company, there is no truth to what this rubbish pile states. Freight brokers serve my company as sales agents in every city where I haul freight to. They provide me with the backhauls that I need to keep my trucks moving with revenue producing miles. Trucking regulates itself. If it is too cheap to haul, don't haul it. Better yet, operate in profitable lanes, and expect cheap backhauls out of areas where freight is sparse. I would never recommend this book to anyone, except as fodder for the fireplace.
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