Dry van freight out west

Discussion in 'Ask An Owner Operator' started by 86scotty, Jul 1, 2019.

  1. Espressolane

    Espressolane Road Train Member

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    True, Oregon requires an annual fuel permit, then you file a ton mile tax form. They can be a bit odd on that.
    Sometimes they want a deposit made, usually $2500.00. After a year, and your in good standing, you get that back.
     
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  3. 86scotty

    86scotty Road Train Member

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    What? So you're saying I need to pay $2500 to just run through Oregon? Please explain, I'm reading on their website now.
     
  4. Long FLD

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    If you want to set up an account for an annual permit and file monthly they want a bond to be posted. If you don’t go there much all you need is a trip permit and you’ll just pay your miles up front.
     
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  5. vikingswen

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    I believe there is a limit on how many permits you can get before they make you get an account. Not exactly sure anymore since there are a couple odd States with permitting. I had month where I had to give them a thousand bucks for driving through.
     
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  6. Dave_in_AZ

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    Why would anyone in their right mind wanna fool with this?

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    That is 18 - 1/2 feet deep. That's more than a Crete driver standing on the trailer.

    That's just west of Old Fujnuts Summit on US 20, in between avalanches.

    You should have seen the truck parts stuck in the snow at the top. And it was only about 1-1/2 lane wide, so don't know what would have happened if someone coming the other way. Not much brains to do this.

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    This how deep it is where you unchain. There's no dirt berm there, that's snow. This is the not much snow part.
     
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  7. 86scotty

    86scotty Road Train Member

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    I dunno Dave, I don't. I'm a fair weather trucker. Weather sucks here right now so I'm thinking of going West. I have no plans to hang out there in the winter.

    I actually ran across to Seattle between blizzards last February. I think I made $12k in about 10 days running. I got lucky but doing that all the time isn't for me.
     
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  8. SteveScott

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    Right now the rates are pretty good running from LA up to Portland and Seattle on the I-5. Lots of reefer loads, but I've seen a number of dry van that were $3 on the Convoy app. I've also seen a number of loads out of Washington State heading to the northern Midwest and also down to Texas that are maybe $2+ a mile. If you could get a decent load to LA, you can do a big loop and wind up someplace not to far from a load that could get you back home after a week or two. If you do wind up going to Seattle, don't try to park in or near the city. An hour and a half south there is plenty of parking and you get up early and head in before the traffic gets bad. Also the best time around Portland is very early morning or late evening. Otherwise the traffic really sucks.
     
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  9. 86scotty

    86scotty Road Train Member

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    Thanks for all the help everyone. Good stuff to think about here. My preferred method of learning things is to jump in but this thread has helped for sure.

    I'm about to take a 2 week(ish) turn out to Seattle and then who knows where and I'll report back on my millions......or not.
     
  10. REO6205

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    If you start making millions please let the rest of us know how you did it.
     
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  11. Scooter Jones

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    I got one for you. A lumber broker sent me a HOT lead this morning! 45k lbs.

    I know you said you'll be in the Seattle area. This load is only 320 miles from Seattle in Kettle City, WA. It goes to San Diego, CA which is only 1,360 miles loaded miles.

    So, let's see, that's 1,680 ALL miles, just think of all those miles you can get in!

    Oh, wait...what's the rate, you ask?

    $1,400.00 FREAKING DOLLARS!

    Your path to millions is waiting for you!
     
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