Broker References

AWC Brokerage

Contact: Will McAsey

24000 US HWY 75

Holton, KS 66436

785-364-4904

JAKEBRAKE LOGISTICS

Contact: Myla Espejo

1124 South 60th Street

Omaha, NE 68106

402-447-7663

United Vision Logistics

Contact: Chad Baum

11875 Camp Bowie West BLVD

Aledo, Texas 76008

817-632-7700

Amino Transport

Contact: Amira Kiblawi

3838 Oak Lawn Ave Suite 200

Dallas, Texas 75219

972-584-1333

Transport Distribution Services

Contact: Hunter Sagar

550 Village Center Drive Suite 100

St Paul, MN 55127

651-483-1300

Black Ops Logistics

Contact:Brian Jackson

5454 Baldwin Road

Swartz Creek, Michigan 48473

810-835-4044 EXT 101

Bennett International Logistics, LLC

Contact: Ricky Thomason Jr.

PO Box 569

McDonough, Ga. 30253

877-893-6088 ex. 7806

Cowtown Express

Contact: Brandon

7050Jack Newell Blvd, South

Fort Worth, Texas 76118

817-590-8686

Trinity Logistics (Texas)

Contact: Areli Reyes

1411 Airport Freeway

Euless, Texas 76040

817-776-5151 ex. 103

Trinity Logistics (Wisconsin)

Contact: Jay Kretz

403 Midland ave

Waukesha, Wisconsin 53186

262-502-9225

Trinity Logistics (Minnesota)

Contact: Justin Stodolka

550 Vandalia Street, Suite 125

St. Paul, Minnesota 55114

320-227-7017

BNSF Logistics LLC

Contact: Casey Boyet

2710 South 48th St.

Springdale, Ar 72762

479-203-5464


S&A Neill News and Blog

What We Specialize In

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We specialize in hauling Flatbed and Stepdeck freight across the continental United States. We do not deal with HazMat loads but otherwise, if we can put it on our deck, we move it. Pipe, Coils, Lumber, OSB, Over-dimensional, oilfield, polypipe, tractors, sky tracks, irrigation systems, if it fits it ships...we’ve hauled it all. We have two 48' flatbeds, a low pro 53' step deck and a standard 53' step deck. Our current focus is on Over Dimensional loads and we are working to bring our company up to a 50/50 ratio of OD vs Legal dimensional loads.


We also specialize in Dispatch and we offer those services to small carriers in the United States helping them become successful.  In addition to our dispatching services, we are holding week long seminars each month where we teach every aspect of the business with a heavy emphasis on dispatching and negotiation. We do free Trucking consultation and training and we will help you develop an employee handbook and safety and substance abuse policies, so we have services that can help anyone in the industry



Our Plans Moving Forward

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We began small Single truck operation focused on building the strongest customer service possible with our broker and direct shipper base.  Moving forward we intend to remain focused on delivering that same quality but with added capacity.  


We currently have seven trucks in our fleet; a company truck, and owner operators William Munoz, Michael Johnson, Steven Gorski, Stephen Gamble, Gilberto Valdes, and A truck leased on by AJT Operated By Ronald Young.  Steven Gorski drives his Freightliner Coronado, William Munoz drives his Lime Green Peterbilt 587, Stephen Gamble drives his Blue Peterbilt 579, Gilberto Valdes drives a White Freightliner Cascadia, Ronald Young drives AJT's Red Cascadia, and Michael Johnson bought and is driving our Volvo VT880.  We are currently working to increase that capacity with 3 more owner operators and 1more company driver.  


We have moved our office from a home base to an office at 1872 Mineral Wells Highway, Suite 107, Weatherford, Texas 76088, and as we move forward we have plans to establish a new terminal base in or around the Weatherford, Texas area and bringing on more office staff.  


We remain excited as our business continues to solidify and grow, we owe a lot of that growth to our Broker Partners that we have established such solid relationships with

The Freedom to Learn Movement

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While companies are out there charging hundreds and thousands of dollars to train people just like you to get their own authority, become brokers, and dispatch trucks, one man, Anthony Koch, from Brazil Indiana has made it his life's work to take all of that information and give it away.


Yes, you read that right. Give. It. Away., like...for free. he created a free program at Shaggy's Consulting and Training; a branch of Shaggy's Express, to train and teach people in the trucking industry to get their own authority, to become brokers, to learn to dispatch, to create a safety policy, to learn how to create a compliance program, and he has coined this The Freedom To Learn Movement with the idea that we all have the freedom to learn and we all have the freedom to teach what we know and that passing this information makes the trucking industry a better place.


We joined this Freedom To Learn Movement and we will be bringing Shaggy's model of teaching for free down here to Weatherford, Texas, to our corporate office. 


To find out more about how this can help you, contact us at saneilltransportllc@gmail.com and in the subject line put Freedom to Learn

Trade Affiliations and the Freedom to Learn

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S&A Neill Transport LLC is a longstanding member of OOIDA and we support their continuing fight for trucker’s rights.  We are also members of NASTC, and the American 

Independent Truckers Association (AITA)  and we encourage all owner operators to consider these organizations as they all have some great things to offer.  Moving forward we may consider other affiliations based on what they are doing for the trucking industry.


We are also a part of The Freedom to Learn Movement started and spearheaded by Anthony Koch in Brazil Indiana. You may contact Shaggy (Anthony Koch) directly at 812-870-2039 to find out more about this amazing movement. and you can find the Shaggy's Consultation and Training School at 510 West National In Brazil Indiana 47834 


We have brought that teaching to our Corporate Office here in Weatherford Texas where we have been holding regular week long classes teaching how to obtain your authority, negotiation tactics and strategies, business structure, Compliance essentials, Dispatch strategies, and how to determine cost of operation  

S&A Neill Transport LLC: Dispatch Services

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S&A Neill transport LLC is proud to announce that we have added a Truck Dispatch service to our existing company.  We've officially opened our Dispatch services, offering dispatch to small trucking companies who can use our expertise helping them to create a higher cash revenue.


Our target customer base are single truck to five truck operations that need help dispatching, either because they do not want to dispatch themselves, or because they lack the sales skills to effectively dispatch.  


Our job is to take control of the dispatching of those trucks in an effort to increase revenue and streamline company efficiency, while working with these small companies to streamline their operations.  We have affiliate partners that can help with factoring, fuel cards, insurance, compliance, and every other possible need a small carrier may have. We can help to get you set up with any of these, making your business more profitable.


Our rates for Dispatch are $250 per week, per truck paid at the beginning of each week of dispatch.  


If you are interested in more information, please contact us at 817-771-8236 or email us at santdispatch@gmail.com, or saneilltransportllc@gmail.com.


Please feel free to call us to see how we can help you.

How can Brokers or Direct Shippers contact us?

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That is easy, you can contact us by phone, at 817-771-8236 or by email at saneilltransportllc@gmail.com


For help with Dispatch, or to set up so that we can dispatch you, call Steven Neill, For questions about invoices or payments, contact Amber Neill, For questions about rates, quotes, or scheduling a truck direct, email at saneilltransportllc@gmail.com.


We are located at 1872 Mineral Wells Highway suite 107, Weatherford, Texas 76088

Blog

Can We Improve our Image as Drivers?

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There is a lot of animosity in the industry today among drivers.  Old School vs New School, Professional Drivers Versus Casual Drivers, Experienced Drivers versus New Drivers, etc. The industry is extremely diverse with drivers from every socio-economic niche in the industry and includes members of every race and subculture in America, so obviously there are disagreements.


Those disagreements include subjects like dress code, respect and common courtesy, skill levels and even...ignorantly enough...what title you have as a driver.


Sigh.


My question is: What can be done about it, or is there anything we can do?  The problem is that we do not just hold a disagreeable image among ourselves, but also among the public. 


Recently I spoke with dozens of random people including shippers, forklift operators, cashiers, mechanics and other drivers and I asked one simple question: What do you dislike about drivers?


There ere many answers and some of the people had nothing really to contribute but I wanted to add some of those comments.


1. They stink

2. They throw trash everywhere even when there is a trash can nearby then we have to pick it up?

3. They are rude and argumentative

4. They dress inappropriately for the job (I traqanslated the comment because it was vulgar in the original comment) He said they show up in shorts or sandals knowing you have to be in long sleeves, pants and steel toed boots to come in here and then we have to wait while they change or we turn them off the property unit they can show up dressed properly

5. They have no respect...in reference to new drivers entering the industry.

6. They take breaks in the fuel island


These are 6 of the top comments.  And I know there are many more, but my question is, what can we do to better how we are seen by the public and each other?


1. Shower.  Keep yourself clean. If you cant shower every day then at least keep clean. Be aware of your body order. No one wants to smell that

2. Dress for success.  Yes everyone wants to be comfortable but that doesn’t mean you have to be a slob. Dress how you want to be seen.  Flip Flops are not appropriate footwear.  Driving in whatever you want, but when you step out of your truck, understand that you don’t just represent yourself, you represent your company and every driver on the road. If you want to be seen as a professional you have to dress like one.

3. Act professional.  Thank you, you are welcome, have a nice day are all very easy phrases.  Being confrontational, rude, and obnoxious will not win you any friends in this industry.  Understand that some things are outside of the persons control that you are dealing with. Life goes on.  Treat people how you would want to be treated in the same situation.

4. Pick up after yourself. Literring is against the law and its trashy...pun intended. If you want to be seen as trashy then you are on the right track.  No One wants to see your piss bottles and no one wants to pick up your trash.  Act like a decent human being and throw your trash where it belongs.  Quit throwing it out on the parking lots.

5. Take your breaks out of the way of other drivers.  Either find a spot in a designated parking area or off to the side where you don’t impede the next driver.  It’s extremely frustrating to be forced to wait for an inconsiderate driver.

6. Show some common courtesy to each other.  There is already so much hate in this world that we could use a little brotherhood.


Do these things and you will find you are treated better and feel better about yourself.


Steven Neill



Rising Costs of Running a Trucking Company

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Historically, the Shipping side of things has been slow to respond to rising costs to operate a trucking company, Fuel costs increase, maintenance costs increase, Tire costs increase,  Driver Pay increases but the cost to ship a truckload remains relatively static. 


2018 may mark a record year in the trucking industry reaching revenue heights we haven’t seen in years, but this trend will eventually stabilize and fall and when it does, carriers will find themselves in the same, familiar crunch.


We are trying to get ahead of that by building rock solid relationships with our preferred brokers. We hope to be able to give them unmatched service in the industry so that we can maintain a steady profit along with our partners in the broker side of things and the shipping side of things.  We operate on the idea that if all of us make a profit, all of us are happy and all of us will prosper even in a tight economy.  Moving forward we will continue with that philosophy, asking the rates we are worth, but not seeking to put anyone else out of business.

Don’t Haul Cheap Freight: What is fair?

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One of the worst disconnects between shippers-Brokers-and Carriers is Cheap Freight.  And along with that question, the immediate response, What is Cheap Freight?


The argument is: What is cheap to one carrier might not be cheap to another.  This argument proposes the idea that Cheap is a relative definition and that it changes from carrier to carrier.  For instance let us say Carrier A has a brand new truck that gets 8 mpg and has a monthly payment including insurance costs of $3,000 a month and is operated by the owner.

Carrier B has an older 2007 model truck with a $1,300 monthly coast but is also operated by its owner

Carrier C has a truck completely paid off with no payments and only a few hundred a month in insurance costs.


A load comes up for $1.50 a mile.  Truck A says that’s cheap freight because his operating costs are high.  Truck B says its not a good rate but he can make a profit on it because his costs are lower and he only needs to worry about getting fuel to a better place.  Carrier C says I don’t have a payment on my truck so at that rate I’m making mostly profit.


Does the operating cost of these three trucks actually change whether or not the rate is cheap or does it simply alter how much money the carrier can keep off of cheap freight?


A second argument states that Cheap Freight is freight that falls under the national average FOR THAT LANE.  The words FOR THAT LANE in this argument are extremely important.  Under this argument the basis for whether freight is cheap or not falls under what is historically normal for a particular lane.  Let us say that in Florida a load going to Indiana pays $1.23 per mile on average over the past 90 days.  So based on this argument if it pays $1.20 per mile, it is cheap freight, but if it pays $1.50 per mile it is a good rate because $1.50 per mile is above average FOR THAT LANE.


However, let us compare that with a similar lane going from, Say, Minnesota into Texas at $2.50 a mile.  Is the Florida load still a good rate or is it now cheap freight when compared to what the going rate is on another lane.  Using the same argument if you get a load out of Minnesota going to Texas for $2.25 a mile, it would be a bad rate, because it is under the average for that lane while a $2.60 per mile load would be considered a good rate as its over the average for that lane.


So which of the two is actually cheap freight?


The third argumeant goes that cheap freight is freight that falls under the national average for all states across the United States both good and bad.  So in that argument, once you have factored in every lane’s going rate and come to an average then what falls below that is cheap and what falls above that is good.  Thus, if the national flatbed average is currently $2.65 per mile then a $2.64 per mile load and under would be cheap while a $2.66 per mile load or more would be good.  


Proponents of this argument state that you should know the outbound average rate for the areas you are sending a truck into before you go there and avoid going into low rate areas keeping your truck in high rate areas all the time...but...is THIS REALLY the definition of good versus cheap freight?


There has to be a median to decide what is cheap, what is average, and what is good, and sadly there is no standardization in the industry, so as a carrier what can you do?


The answer is: Know Your Numbers.  Know what it costs to operate your truck. Know what payroll costs, know what it costs to replace your truck, know what it costs to repair your truck.  Every truck should have its own budget.  That budget includes Payments, Fuel costs, Payroll Costs, general maintenance and repair, tires, replacement, and profit. If you fail in any of these areas you will suffer for it. Contrary to popular belief the cost to operate the truck does not decrease once its paid for, instead the payment portion of your truck budget is added to your replacement portion of your budget and your rates remain the same.  The best answer is cheap freight is defined as freight that does not pay enough to cover every part of that truck’s budget, including profit.