Diane wrote:Good advice, although we do always recommend that people get a Binding Not to Exceed estimate rather than a Nonbinding. Why did you leave Mayflower for Graebel, Gabe?
I was out of the business completely for 4 years due to spinal and family problems, and when I returned, Graebel offered me more attractive package than anyone else. Plus, I think this company tries to do everything by the book, big on safety and tries exceed customer expectations.
Also unlike the agent-owned van lines, they don't try to tell me 600 different ways to how to do things. Everything is pretty much uniformed, and I'm not saying that we do everything perfectly but at least things not get confusing.
Other than that, just small things, like we don't have to pay for our trailer tires,and maintenace and don't get charged back PL/PD insurance ( cargo) like I was with MF for years, and as it turned out, all of those chargebacks were unlawful.
I read somewhere that United will kill Mayflower eventually. And as I drive down the road, I see more and more Mayflower trailers being white.... that's scarry..... anyway, I always called them Uniflower ever since the takeover
Why do you guys advice for GTNE? What if someone underestimates, the driver shows up, cubes the shipment all over again and it turns out twice the amount? Then the driver challenges the GTNE and we have a whole new mess to deal with.... or shows up expecting lets say 7000 lbs, he has the room for it, but the shipment weighs 10 000 lbs, and he has no room for the extra 3000.... then again, its another mess, its called the leaveover, which is the worst nightmare because every driver hates it, pays peanuts, and poor customer will never know when the stuff left behind, gonna show up and how many hands handled it. .... trust me I hate challenge weights but every time I did so far ( none with Graebel yet) I won the challenge.... then someone has to eat up the extra costs, and that is usually the customer.