Does this dedicated Texas only run sound profitable?

Discussion in 'Ask An Owner Operator' started by Makingmymoney33, Feb 12, 2019 at 1:47 PM.

  1. Makingmymoney33

    Makingmymoney33 Bobtail Member

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    Leased on power only (dont have my own authority). Dedicated LTL. Mon-Fri
    .Dallas to Laredo. 6 loads in a week(444 set miles)
    1.09 +fsc a mile. Weekly gross 3500 dollars....net 2000

    Open to all honesty :)
     
  2. Opendeckin

    Opendeckin Light Load Member

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    NO
     
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  3. spyder7723

    spyder7723 Road Train Member

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  4. Makingmymoney33

    Makingmymoney33 Bobtail Member

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    Thanks! With Forward Air thinking I should maybe move around.
     
  5. spyder7723

    spyder7723 Road Train Member

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    Ya. All the big companies paying mileage pay are junk. Maybe there is one paying a good rate, but I've never heard of one. Why settle for less when you can easily average 1.80 minimum at a good percentage pay carrier.
     
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  6. Opus

    Opus Road Train Member

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    Not even close. Especially that run.
    "Gee, I get to drive in Dallas AND Laredo every day for the rest of my life??? Where do I sign up?"
     
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  7. x1Heavy

    x1Heavy Road Train Member

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    Nuh uh.

    When I bought my tractor, my breakeven stood right around 1.10 to 1.18 and freight rates needed to be 1.60 or more to make a good payroll for myself after truck expenses.

    And only 1.09? Come on man... Cass Index shows a variety of freight rates approaching upwards of 2.50 if not more. What are you doing with that stupid 1.09 being offered. Makes me think that broker or whomever is a true desperado to offer that crap.
     
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  8. Farmerbob1

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    Do you get some sort of large fuel discount?

    You say LTL. Are you making multiple stops in that 444 miles?

    You are only getting 2664 miles per week.

    I get around the same base CPM, but I get a substantial fuel savings with Crete, and can offset my fixed costs with a lot more miles a week.

    That job *might* make you almost as much money as a poorly-paid company driver.

    If there are multiple stops, and you do not get solid stop pay, and a decent labor rate if you need to load/unload, then the job sounds even worse.

    Unless something goes wrong with your truck. Then your income will really start to hurt. Something *will* eventually go wrong with your truck.

    If your truck is fully paid off and in good condition, it might be worth doing in the short term, if you are desperate.
     
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  9. Makingmymoney33

    Makingmymoney33 Bobtail Member

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    No stops. No big fuel discounts. I go to laredo ...drop, stay there for my 10 hr break..return to dallas with a load...in dallas for the next 10 hrs then back out again. Truck not paid off.

     
  10. olddog_newtricks

    olddog_newtricks Light Load Member

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    They are about .90 cents too low on that mileage rate. I wouldn't do it for that.
     
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