map-marker Summerfield, Florida

Bad Broker

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Please AVOID working with Agent Brandon Spakowski. We booked a load with him for a Komatsu machine with the dims listed on the rate. At the time we booked the load we asked him to confirm if the machine was not oversized and he confirmed. When driver arrived at shipper turned out the width was 10.8 and not 8.6 as he had confirmed, we provided pictures and measurements as proof. We told him we needed a TONU as we could not do the oversized load. He refused, because he wanted us to load the machine , take pictures of the machine on the trailer to then send us the TONU. Unbelievable, make the driver work double for a TONU when the Broker did not do his du-diligence to get the correct measurements from the start. This people do not consider the drivers nor their time.
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User's recommendation: please avoid this Agent.

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Me falto una piesaz ami horden

Ivanna Fqz

Poor service

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Veritread - Poor service
very poor communication/accountability handling a shipment for our company. should have hired our own hauler. would never use again.
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User's recommendation: hire your own hauler.

Konstantinos V. S.


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They decided to win my bid for my shipment then doubled the quote they provided. When asked to relist the shipment they never did and I couldn't use any of the prior bids I received that were with in the same price range to begin with.
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Preferred solution: Let the company propose a solution

User's recommendation: Go Somewhere Else

Mike J Itn

Veritread forces transporters to bid very high to increase profit for Jeff Cox (Owner of Veritread)

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Letter to Ritchie Bros: To Whom It May Concern, My employer (3PL) just signed up on Veritread Thursday Dec 19th to ship for your auction customers. We were abruptly shut off in the afternoon with no warning and was told by Andrew Katanick (intern at Veritread) on Friday Dec 20th that the reason being was our LTL shipping quotes were too low and we needed to charge more! We had 4 active bids and got 2 accepted immediately which we are told gave them red flags. We started to bid on other loads and had 20 more bids out with 174 stored to quote on next. So quoting correctly, honestly and accurately is against Veritreads rules. To us it looks like, Jeff Cox and Brian Ratkovec are forcing your buyers to pay more on freight so Jeff Cox can make as much profit as possible without any regard to your buyers or how it reflects on your company. I feel that this is not only unscrupulous and tarnishing your good name, it is hurting your buyers and customers by forcing freight charges higher than they need to be. I was told by Andrew Katanick that Veritread does not have anything listed in their terms of service covering a minimum profit to Veritread other than they can do whatever they want on their site. In summary, your vendor Veritread is forcing your buyers to pay more for their shipping for Jeff Coxs own personal profit/gain. Legal transporters are essentially being swindled by Veritread to charge more for shipping than is necessary. I would like a reply or Ritchie Brothers to issue a statement on this before I write an article and put up reviews on how Ritchie Bros knowingly allows Veritread to forcibly inflate shipping rates to maximize profit without any regard to Ironplanet/Ritchiebros or your customers. I have left a voicemail for Karl Werner as well in regard to this scam. If there is no reply from your company this information will get published and we will note that I did reach out to your company for a comment but was ignored. What I would like to do is provide honest shipping rates to your buyers without your greedy partner forcing businesses and individuals to pay more for shipping only to increase Veritreads profit margin. Obviously carriers are singled out if they force low profits for Veritreads misappropriation. This needs to stop ASAP. I am willing to sign a sworn affidavit that this is what I was told by Veritreads representative Andrew Katanick. When the public is aware of this, it will not bode well for your company.
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  • Theft
  • Misappropriation
  • Unscrupulous
Reason of review:
Scam to steal from Ritchie Brothers customers

Preferred solution: Remove their partnership with Ritchie Brothers and Ironplanet to protect buyers from paying inflated fees to Veritread


Jeff Cox is one to watch out for. He lies to everyone and when caught, blames others.

He is systematically screwing over Ritchie Bros and buyers. I got a rate on their site and another site (which I went with). The fees Veritread charge are upwards of 20%! Looking at the original post, I know that Jeff is a slimy *** that I have had the displeasure of working with.

Me and my family are better off. I hope he finds God at some point.


Jeff Cox, owner of Veritread has been online bashing people on this very site. Sucks when your scams come to light and all you can do is try and make others look as bad as you, right Jeff Cox? Glad to hear your relationship with Rithcie Brothers is now strained.


We had the same experience so this is not an isolated issue. They believe they can do what they want so let’s see what happens when they get investigated. I reported them to the FTC as well.

Guest Time to notify the FTC of price fixing....


happened to us too. They tried to force our companies owner to fire me but little does Brian and Jeff know they are under the illusion their threats worked.

I am still employed and still bidding on Veritread through other employee accounts.

So they not only inflate rates to make more money on their service fees, they threaten brokers using their site to handle any person issue with threats of livelihood without care they are ruining the reputations of Ritchie Brothers and other auction houses. If they only understood how childish they look to everyone, especially their investors.

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