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Discussion in 'Ask An Owner Operator' started by Mountaintrucker4302, Jan 1, 2020.

  1. Rubber duck kw

    Rubber duck kw Road Train Member

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    I understand that, my insurance didn't go up and was just renewed a couple months ago, and I don't exactly have a perfect record.
     
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  3. JonJon78

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    That place is great to load at, atleast the times I've loaded there. Before I even get my rack set up hes got the coil waiting... I've never seen rates that low although haven't loaded there in several months.
     
  4. jamespmack

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    Well Falcon basically single handedly drove down automotive freight in the the midwest to a substandard rate. They were cut throat pricks. They couldn't be successful in market they controlled, van, or flatbed.
     
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  5. jamespmack

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    Still dont understand why guys hauling steel accept a flat rate or CPM so low. Your getting screwed. The rate on a 47k coil is about the same as 47k in a van. It's just another "legal flatbed load". Moving away from a "per hundred rate" your leaving money on the table.
     
  6. brsims

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    Which is why I run for a per hundred weight rate with a 40,000 minimum.
     
  7. brsims

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    You are probably hauling for a different customer than I get.

    They are fast, I'll give them that. Very efficient system from check in to loading to check out.
     
  8. JonJon78

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    More than likely. But like any cheap load, no need to pay more for it when drivers are taking them at the cheap rate.
     
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    Boy you got that right!

    Still cannot understand how drivers and carriers can afford to run freight at a loss. When a load doesn't even pay the fuel to haul it, that load is a loss. I certainly can't afford to do what I call charity runs for some corporation.
     
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    Of all the costs endured by trucking companies, the most volatile and sensitive is insurance. If this was a factor, it could a single problem or many issues. Rates are tied to all the usual potential problems. The single most important thing any insurance company considers is the "risk factor."
     
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