Pool car

Posted by Bruce Kahl on September 09, 2001

In Reply to: Pool car posted by UFO on September 09, 2001

: pool car - what kind of car is that and what exactly is it used for?

: regards, UFO

Here in the US, a pool car is a company car that can be used by any number of people as opposed to a company car that is yours to take home every night.

A pool car can be used for an overnite trip and then is returned to be used by someone else.

In Canada, there are pool car brokers who consolidate or pool various pieces of freight into one car to obtain a deep discount on a freightload and then make a profit by charging the individual shipppers a higher rate per pound or mile and the pool car broker makes the spread as his profit.