Coronavirus triggered massive truck shortage east coast

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  1. KB3MMX

    KB3MMX Road Train Member

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    Phones been blowing up since the national state of emergency declaration! Seeing a lot of lanes go for 2 to 3 X seasonal rates already, expecting this to be much bigger than the 2017 hurricane season was!

    The new run of the day seems to be all the pasta and canned goods from the store's getting cleaned out... Just the backlog of toilet paper and paper towels will take awhile to catch up alone!
     
  2. olddog_newtricks

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    They can go for 100 x the normal rate and I'm still not going to the North East. If I never cross that Mississippi river again that's ok with me.
     
  3. KB3MMX

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  4. Snailexpress

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    Good to hear. East coast drivers go home from west states.
     
  5. clausland

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    I figured this would happen, short term anyway. You young guys need to get off here and git while the gitten's good. With HOS suspended and name your rate, you should be cleaning up on this, get moving already. I needed to hear some good news for a change...
     
  6. x1Heavy

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    They need to learn to make their own, just like they once did 100 years ago.

    =)
     
  7. Cat sdp

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    I hear the lines to load and unload at some of these places are epic too.......
     
  8. D.Tibbitt

    D.Tibbitt Road Train Member

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    Its to bad people cant hoard steel and lumber help us flatbedders out lol
     
  9. clausland

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    Park that skateboard and rent a 53' dry van for two weeks?
     
  10. D.Tibbitt

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    I would definatly think about it if i was out on my own. Company im leased to no van division.. Is the van rates really keeping up with demand tho ? Or is it just more demand but its the same ol cheap rate ? Be interesting to crunch the numbers and see if its profit to be made
     
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