Dry van trailer shortage

Discussion in 'Ask An Owner Operator' started by pumpkinishere, Jun 28, 2021.

  1. The_Great_Corn

    The_Great_Corn Bobtail Member

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    But the freight market is so hot right now. It wouldn't take long to pay for the extra cost of the trailer. I wonder what the rates will be this winter, when they traditionally go to crap.

    I regret not buying some equipment last year.
     
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  3. Dino soar

    Dino soar Road Train Member

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    Can't say much about it you'll have to go to the other forum. But it's always a good sign for Law & Order when the authorities are forced to surrender to the infidels ;) Gotta love the Summer of Love!

    It's interesting that people are fleeing California in droves and droves and droves with no end in sight to the point where their representation is probably going to change... along with several other states.

    Yeah I guess we can all see that Wall Street has killed way more people than drive-bys, gangs, MS-13, organized crime, drug cartels...

    That sounds like a reasonable comparison, lol.

    And yes there is a great shortage of trailers.
     
  4. slow.rider

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    No authority surrendered to anyone. Stop drinking the koolaid.

    People aren't "fleeing in droves and droves." Thats just more disinformation spin. Some people are cashing out on spectacular real estate gains. Sell a bungalow in LA, buy a mansion in Texas, and retire on the money that's left over. Lots of people also move into California. As percent change of population, Cali ranks 27 out of 50. Highly unspectacular, and the exact opposite of droves.

    Yup, all you have to do is take off your koolaid-colored glasses so you can look at some facts.
     
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  5. Pa_Polarbear

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    Are any of you concerned or possibly putting things on hold if these bills go through the senate.
     
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  6. Dino soar

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    Police Chief: Abandoning Seattle's East Precinct amid protests 'was not my decision'

    Why are people are leaving California in record numbers?

    Moving Companies Say People Left California, New York In Droves; Here’s Where They Went

    Here's Why People Are Leaving California In Droves - Digg


    Wow.

    You are one massively uninformed guy.

    It is very entertaining and thank you for the laugh. I always wonder where these people come from but apparently there are people like you that think the Earth is flat.

    Very funny !

    I am done here you obviously are massively Incorrect and I will not respond to any more of this stupidity.

    If you have anything else to say on the subject come on down to the political forum and we'll teach you a thing or two.

    You obviously have absolutely no idea what you are talking about.

    But thanks again for the laugh!
     
  7. scoobertdoo

    scoobertdoo Medium Load Member

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    Trailers are easy to find if you are willing to pay this year's prices.
     
  8. slow.rider

    slow.rider Road Train Member

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    They still didn't surrender any authority, despite your chosen disinformation station''s deceptive clickbait headline. All they did was temporarily relocate their base of operations. And then they moved it back three weeks later:

    At least 31 arrested as Seattle police retake control of East Precinct in Capitol Hill
    More clickbait headlines. Unfortunately for you, facts always trump clickbait headlines. And the simple fact remains, in terms of percent of population California is extremely average. The numbers seem large to the naive only because the state has a larger total population than any other.
    Ignorance is bliss.
     
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  9. oscarp

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    Does anyone knows if brokers or shippers will complain about a side door in some Great Dane trailers . I found one for sale but it has a small door on the side
     
  10. Freddy57

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    I used to pull a trailer with a side door, nobody said anything bad about it, some shippers put a seal on it, but other than that it was just fine.
     
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  11. RocketScott

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    How old can a trailer be? (not being OTR I don't know all the ins and outs)

    I bought a '84 fruehauf for 1200 and put about 800 into it just for moving back east. If I were going to use it regularly it would need new plywood for the interior and a new door

    The place I got it from had plenty of trailers. Some not so old, but all needed work
     
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