JB Hunt - Power Only program

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  1. Hanadarko

    Hanadarko Independent Owner/Operator

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    Any O/O out there ever heard of this program?
    I got called by some dude there today and here are some of the details:


    Power Only is where we use your trucks and drivers to haul our freight and trailers.
    Here is some general information of our program. We are currently adding to our Power Only Group due to increased freight demands. Our Power Only Group can offer you many benefits but most importantly it offers you a strong freight base with a dependable and stable company that pays your invoices in a timely manner.


    This is how we pay out:
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    Hybrid Pay Plan (Mileage) over 200 mile loads:



    • $1.46 per loaded mile on hauls between 200-599 miles (average load is 525 miles)
    • $1.41 per loaded mile on hauls between 600-699 miles
    • $1.39 per loaded mile on hauls over 700 miles
    • $.60 per mile of Deadhead up to 100 miles


    Carrier Benefits:


    Carrier Maintains Operating Authority
    60 % of the freight is Drop and Hook
    100% No Touch Freight
    No Binding Long Term Contract or Lease
    We cater to your Freight Demands


    Insurance Requirements:


    $1,000,000 General Liability
    $1,000,000 Auto Liability
    $100,000 Cargo
     
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    Without running the truck yet have you tried to get what your CPM is?
    I know that must be hard
    What kind of wagon do you want to drag?
    Pick somthing that you will enjoy and make a buck at:biggrin_25525:
     
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  3. Hanadarko

    Hanadarko Independent Owner/Operator

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    My best estimate at this point is around $.95/mile for my CPM. I need more facts until I can narrow it down more accurately. Right now its sorta 'crystal ball'.
    I plan on dragging either a skateboard or a 53' dry van. For insurance purposes I am listed as a 'non-owned' 53' dry van.
    Progressive doesn't offer General Liability in WI - so I need to either find a separate company for that or a company that can do it all for me.
     
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    i did it for schneider (they call it "power plus " ) and did pretty well but mostly 250 mile radius only prob was keeping busy doing what i wanted but it was all flat rated and i could get my own return loads using their trailer for $15 the first day then $30 the second and $45 after that ......never kept one more than 3 days .......some stuff i got 5-6$ a mile but most was in the $3 a mile range......very flexible......the longer stuff was cheaper
     
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    Hanadarko Independent Owner/Operator

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    I figured Schneider might have a similar program. I am looking for something with no minimum and the most flexibility. It seems JB Hunt's setup matches that.
    If I only want to run 1-2x a month with them, then thats all I want. Since I am running under my MC and insurance/plates , there isn't any cost to them to have me 'hanging around'.

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    i was set up with jb to do broker loads ...but the power only deal for jb at the time was too restrictive ...... at the time jb wanted you to commit to 10 days out at a time which was not what i wanted .......maybe they changed that .......i did a couple broker loads for jb with the schneider trailers ......really confused the shippers and recievers.......
     
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    Hanadarko Independent Owner/Operator

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    Thats funny.
    Yea, JB no longer has any restriction like that. I did ask him and I have reviewed the 'agreement' but while I understand legalspeak this needs to be re-read several times. Its 25 pages long....

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    schneider gave me a packet but most of it was jibberish.......forgot to say that they charged me $6 a day for trailer insurance , but if you have trailer interchange you didn't have to pay that......there was no agreement on pay the loads were flat rated.....and most were negotiable......if you like the $ you take it if you dont ...you don't ......but if you take the cheap rates thats all they will offer......i know guys got more loads than me because they would do them for less
     
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    JBH is $5/run for trailer insurance. (not per day). My policy covers a "non-owned" trailer though just fine and Progressive won't even waive trailer coverage when you don't own a trailer. I am forced to carry it from them-

    Thanks for the info..
     
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    You have your own authority and by dragging JB Hunts trailers, the most you could possibly make is $1.46/ mile??

    DOOOOOOOOOOOODE!!??!!!??!?!?!?!?!!!!???!?!?!?!
     
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