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?



Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Washington International Horse Show

So here we are coming up to the Washington International Horse Show in a week or so. Once again, the horse show management and one horse transportation company have decided that nobody else is qualified to bring horses to the horse show directly. Again this year, they will force exhibitors to go to a remote location and transfer their horses and equipment to other trucks to be taken to the show (Exhibitors are forced to pay for this if they want to show). Now, some may make you believe this was plan was implemented because of the Police Department, wrong. They may also have you believe all the other horse transporters approve of this, wrong. They will also make people believe this is a contract put out to bid, wrong.
The Washington International Horse Show is charging exhibitors for this which means they are assuming total responsibility. Seems like a pretty big liability for a horse show to undertake, but that is their business.
Now, you ask the grooms and other carriers if they like this. Most of them will say no, but trainers and owners don't seem to care what they think.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Horse transportation charges

I own a horse transportation company, a few years ago I was offered a pretty big account. The farm owner wanted to know if I could bill his customers directly, then pay the farm owner a percentage. I told him if he wanted money from transportation charges that he would need to pay me directly, then he could add on whatever he wanted when he billed his customers. Needless to say, I didn't get the account. I wonder if the company who hauls for the barn now is giving a kickback to the owner?
I know I did the right thing, what would you have done?

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Horse Transportation Listings

Every day I see listings for horse transportation on Craig's List or other such sites. What people looking for horse transportation have to be careful of is that I believe these listings cannot be commercial, therefore I think the listings are from people who are not legally licensed to haul horses for hire. So just to be careful, if you do use someone from these sites, go to http://safer.fmcsa.dot.gov/CompanySnapshot.aspx and enter their name, USDOT, or MC number to get a company snapshot. If they haul interstate, they must have a DOT number.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Horse Transportation Questions

Many people have horse transportation questions we would like to help answer. You can go to www.beaconhillhorsetransportation.com to view our frequently asked question page or just to look around.