I recently was asked by freight forwarding company to quote 4 round trip flatbed shipments bound for international shipping. They asked me to give them a low ball quote and they would award me these shipments. I told them that this was impossible for me to do. I told them that “we were not in business to maintain their profit margins. We are in business to also to make profit.” We are not in business to keep the tires rolling. Just like them we need to make a profit for payroll and other miscellaneous expenses. We have P&L to account for; I would rather pass on an opportunity to take a loss.
I know times are hard for everybody, but we all have to watch out for our bottom lines.