In my mind you charge more with a paid off truck because you are banking for the FACT that it WILL need replaced or rebuilt/repainted (6-8 weeks down?).
I am going to keep raising my rates until I hear more agry grunty breathing on the other end of the phone.
If a broker doesn't say, "I'll have to get back to you on that", as you hear a long breath out....then your quote was low! LOLOL.
Maximize maximize maximize! Or be driven out of business!
Caution Prospective Independent O/O! My Embarrassment.
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I use a "cheap" truck to get HIGHER rates. I dont have some big payment breathing down my neck! I can wait till I get the rate I want instead of just enough to cover the payment that due on Friday.
That being said I have $50k in my old "cheap" truck. It's amazing how much you can spend on them. In the end, I could have made the payments on a new truck but I know I could stop running tomarow with no long term risk.
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But yea man they eat money like I eat...well...anything in front of me!spyder7723, JimmyWells and Tug Toy Thank this.
Same deal, could sell truck and trailer for a couple months of living while I find a desk job again. Lol
After the money spent over the last 2 years the rate of $$$$ spent on repairs is going down drastically.
Hopefully I uploaded this correctly. Operational costs of private fleets. National study. Hope it gives some insight
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TallJoe Road Train Member
- Apr 12, 2016
BUT the crucial questions remain...who's paying consistently 2.5 - 3 dol a mile? OR how to make them pay that? Load boards rates are what they are because people agree with them. So maybe the sad truth is that relaying on load boards only e.i. spot market will slowly but surely lead someone to financial fiasco because, if you ask me, not too often I see them brokers willing to pay as much on regular basis and everywhere.Mattflat362 and cjb logistics Thank this.
boredsocial Road Train Member
- Apr 13, 2014
That infographic is intended to help trucking company sales people sell customers on those kinds of rates. It's as real as Kraft telling you that their cheese is good for you.Brickwall and spyder7723 Thank this.
Scooter Jones Road Train Member
I read that graphic online a while back. It's Pie in the Sky.spyder7723 Thanks this.
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