Booking long distance loads

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  1. slow.rider

    slow.rider Road Train Member

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    How much do you usually make per day on average? How does this compare to that?
     
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  3. TallJoe

    TallJoe Road Train Member

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    Whether it is good or not depends on a lane. It looks pretty average today but would have seemed great one or two years ago. It may be great again in a month or two, also. 900 miles is a day and half on ELD. Not short but not long either. Sometimes, it is better to take one load of $2800 over the span of two days than two loads of 1500 and 1500 over the span of two and half days even if the mileage for the two loads combined is smaller (with reasonable proportions of course). I personally, prefer to have as few pick ups and drop offs as possible so those longer hauls work better for me. Typically: 2 days one way, 1 day to add something to the revenue and then 2 days a coming back. Or 1 day to connect to a decent load, then 2-3 days to execute the decent money load, then 1 - 2 days to return. Everyone has their own tactics and preferences. Tollways play a factor in my accounting too, YTD is at $7500, so far the highest ever. Although the lanes to North East and back hauls from there were more than decent, so I got it covered.
     
  4. MWHauler

    MWHauler Bobtail Member

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    What I meant by long distance was having one load for 2 days, my bad.
     
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  5. MWHauler

    MWHauler Bobtail Member

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    I took out fuel, my drivers pay, factoring company fee and dispatching fee
     
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  6. MTN Boomer

    MTN Boomer Road Train Member

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    It s all good. Sometimes I spend longer than that on a load. I am seeing some loads to Cali for $7 Grand ,also the Pnw is paying well. Also the North East for flats.
     
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  7. BrightofCentury

    BrightofCentury Bobtail Member

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    It's not pretty bad as to the fact all the expenses is paid and remember you only owe taxes on the 1300 and not the rest
     
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  8. CAPTransport

    CAPTransport Light Load Member

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    God dang. I'm averaging 8.17 and hammer down in a 2020 Cascadia.
     
  9. staceydude

    staceydude Medium Load Member

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    What’s the monthly payment?

     
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  10. CAPTransport

    CAPTransport Light Load Member

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    $2,665 4 years
     
  11. staceydude

    staceydude Medium Load Member

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    Not bad, I always wonder what they payment is on some of the newer stuff and compare my mpg vs the newer stuff mpg and payment vs no payment.

     
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