Are we owner operators really stuck around 2 bucks a mile?

Discussion in 'Ask An Owner Operator' started by peabody747, Aug 25, 2022.

  1. peabody747

    peabody747 Light Load Member

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    Regardless it's happening hopefully next week I'll have the ability to run my own authority. I'm browsing dat and direct freight they the only absolutely free load boards I've found.

    anyhow every load posted seem right around 2.25 range a few around 3. which is fine I can still make 6k a week.

    But seriously is this just a low ball point these boards our showing? I would much rather try to average around 3 bucks.

    I have a few broker companies I'm signed up with to work directly with them but haven't accessed there rates yet. So is it true we stuck around 2bucks
    regular dry van freight midwest
    I'm aware we can negotiate but still they starting low
     
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  3. mitmaks

    mitmaks Road Train Member

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    Too many trucks and too many drivers bought 150k 500,000 mile trucks and now will run for any rate to pay the truck note
     
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  4. sbaumann14

    sbaumann14 Road Train Member

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    So it begins. Just like 08 all over again. I laugh at all these dumb f*%#s that were stupid enough to buy those p o s for those prices.
    Hope they like peanut butter.
     
  5. Big Road Skateboard

    Big Road Skateboard Road Train Member

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    I don't think were even close to the low.
     
  6. Midwest Trucker

    Midwest Trucker Road Train Member

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    Certainly haven’t hit bottom yet. IMO
     
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  7. Judge

    Judge Road Train Member

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    You got peanut butter??
    All i got is this chunky potted meat, no bread.:(
     
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  8. God prefers Diesels

    God prefers Diesels Road Train Member

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    I let my milk spoil so I could eat it with a fork and pretend it was food.
     
  9. Terlingua

    Terlingua Medium Load Member

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    I'm not an O/O, yet, but I have done quite a bit of research on average rates, and the rates post-COVID have been way above previous historical averages from what I can tell. Prior to 2020, spot market rates for dry-van look to have averaged between $1.40-$1.90 per mile. When I make the switch at some point to O/O, which certainly won't be until truck prices come down, my plan is to keep expenses low enough that I can still operate within those rates. At a minimum, that means paying cash for a truck, and making sure it's spec'd to get as much fuel economy out of it as possible.

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  10. Judge

    Judge Road Train Member

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    To many Squiggly lines.


    Outta say something with all these megas selling out or going out of business.
     
  11. ProfessionalNoticer

    ProfessionalNoticer Road Train Member

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    Fuel was about 50 percent cheaper then and other operating expenses like parts, tires and labor were at least 25 percent lower too. These details matter when it comes to rates. Too bad most of these idiots out here can't even use a simple calculator anymore.
     
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