Do dedicated routes pay less?

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  1. Stimpyjr

    Stimpyjr Bobtail Member

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    I guess none of the contractors want to let the cat out of the bag.
     
  2. MoonlightServices

    MoonlightServices Bobtail Member

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    I spelled it out in plain English multiple times in several threads about this -

    But the "know it all army" thatvarent contractors wanted to argue with me.

    Our increase is about 7 cents a mile net.
     
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  3. Stimpyjr

    Stimpyjr Bobtail Member

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    Okay I appreciate the info but I'm new here I'm sorry if I upset you I didn't know
     
  4. MoonlightServices

    MoonlightServices Bobtail Member

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    You didn't upset me at all :)

    I just see a lot of bad information floating around
     
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  5. jtaran06

    jtaran06 Medium Load Member

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    All of our dedicated line haul routes pay the same. Hourly
     
  6. x1Heavy

    x1Heavy Road Train Member

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    Ive run wild. Ive also run dedicated.

    Dedicated is less of a stressor than running wild. After a while you settle into a routine which is pretty nice. McKesson of Memphis for example. Medicines to Detriot overnight for the morning, reloaded in 15 minutes with cardboard waste right back, drop, hook a new load and were off again.

    Running wild? Eh.... some weeks are better than others. And it's somewhat more stressful because sometimes dispatch tosses a enormous problem wrench into our current load that now has to be dropped and go after a problem load hauled by a single. As a team it's much easier.

    One time Chicago dispatch asked us to take a detrioter single back into Ontario which was suffering a winter blow that we just got clear of via outbound Buffalo. We had a Phoenix load on paying 2500 miles, we told Chicago we are Phoenix bound.

    Figures that was the last time Chicago wanted anything to do with us. For what was going on in Ontario with a winter storm, problem load in detroit and miles just not in our favor. Not with 2500 miles for Phoenix on our back.

    Lo and behold Phoenix did well by us. But it was not winter time conditions so you can say we managed to escape that time.
     
  7. Steel Curtain

    Steel Curtain Light Load Member

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    No, the only benefit of dedicated is you know what your pay check will be every week.
     
  8. Steel Curtain

    Steel Curtain Light Load Member

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    Really, is that why every contractor wants a dedicated run ?. Sounds like a lie to me
     
  9. Steel Curtain

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    Never do favors for Chicago they will put the screws to you, they asked one of our teams to do a favor and was told if you do we will give you a dedicated run three days in a row, they did the favor, did the dedicated run once then got screwed out of it. That hub caters to the Russians that dominate that area, they will look you in the face and say they don't have anything, then give out 20 loads to them.
     
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