Thursday, February 28, 2019

Kickbacks To Trainers to Ship With A Carrier, and Charge Customers More?

There is a fairly new transporter out here in the northeast US who is going after everyone's established customers.  I have heard he is offering pretty expensive gifts and actual cash kickbacks.  Now, I am not sure of the legality of the kickback situation tied to any interstate commerce clause, but I don't think it is the best practice.  I think some of the barns who hire him should be concerned as well, if the customers get wind of the fact that he charges the customers quite a bit more for the same services other carriers can provide just so they can give the trainers kickbacks, they may not be too happy.  I mean look at the trainers that have been caught up in horse sale markups and kickbacks in the past few years, this is the same sort of thing.  Horse owners, watch your invoices...
Well we are lucky with the ELD exemption for now.  I believe if the Senate and White Hose change in two years we will lose that exemption and we will see a mandatory speed limiter as well.  How great would a speed limiter be, if you want to know, go take a ride on the NY Thruway where the Canadian trucks are running the limited trucks.  Get behind a couple of them trying to pass eachother, wow it takes forever.

Monday, June 26, 2017

June 26th, 2017

Lake Placid New York Hunter Jumper Horse Show

We are proud to help sponsor a little of this horse show.  These people run this show well and try to do what's best for the exhibitors.  With it's long standing tradition, it must work!  What a beautiful place for a show, go check it out.

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Horse Transportation Customer Relations

I find communication is very important in Horse Transportation as it is in any business.  Recently I went out of my way to handle the transportation of one horse for a person.  I rescheduled a load so the horse could be delivered when they wanted it delivered. I looked for other horses going in the same direction to save money, I gave them options how to save money.  All said and done, they was thankful that I did all this only to tell me they were going to use someone else, who of course is not a legal carrier.  I wonder if this person thinks I have nothing better to do than waste my time setting this stuff up.  This was done all through email, so if you are looking for horse transportation, you email companies, do not get a reply right away or at all, chances are the company isn't going your direction or may have been burned by someone like this. 

Sunday, February 24, 2013

EHV-1 In Ocala February, 2013

Okay, so a horse came up positive with EHV-1.  This is not anything to be taken lightly but some of the rumors that started spreading like wild fire were just plain silly.  I don't know how many calls I fielded from people asking about horse transportation and the restrictions put in place by the state.  As of this posting I can assure you both the Horse Show and the State of Florida are monitoring the situation closely and there are no restrictions put in place by the state.  People have to stop listening to gossip.  The State of Florida has a web-site you can go to and read their updates for the facts.  http://www.freshfromflorida.com/ai/  

Gypsy Horse Haulers

These days I am seeing a number of people who have horse trailers hauling horses for hire.  I guess the way the economy is, anything to make a buck.  You see them hauling for cheap!  Take the majority of haulers who use those wholesale type listing sights.  If you go to any of those sights, say like Uship, I doubt you will find one regulated commercial transportation company competing for jobs.  They can't compete with the gypsies who are hauling for next to nothing.  I don't care who they are, if they are hauling for hire, they need to have a USDOT number, and you should be signing a bill of lading stating carrier terms.  I have seen these unlicensed people cut rates by hundreds of dollars.  If you hire them, they are working for you, your liability...

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Horse Transportation Scam

So, I guess there is an outfit out there advertising on some online wholesale horse transportation site that is using images from legitimate horse transportation companies to try and scam people.

EQUINE SHIPPERS TRANSPORT AGENCY FOR HORSE TRANSPORTATION WORLD WIDE.

This is how they seem to present themselves. The vehicles the show are not their vehicles and are no way connected with this company. I know this because a couple of the photos are of trucks I own. You shouldn't have to send money to any legitimate ground horse transportation company prior to pick up or delivery. If they ask for money to be wired, be suspicious.

Has anyone been scammed by this company?