East coast/ south east

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  1. believe456

    believe456 Light Load Member

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    Any o/o looking to network or share info that run from Maryland/va/nc/sc/ga/fl area. Just willing to be like mentor or let me know what lanes are all year around. I’m really feeling good about reefer in those area despite people saying it’s no money or you have to no someone in Florida to get freight out. I don’t wanna use a load board with those cut rates
     
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    I know the northeast pays good going up but horrible going back down. Especially during the produce and watermelon season. That region gets saturated with trucks so rates drop.
     
  5. believe456

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    What about sticking to one lane. Chicken or seafood. Fresh or frozen
     
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    That’s entirely up to you. I know folks who just run one lane and do ok
     
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  7. x1Heavy

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    Butter to Hunts Point, deadhead to seneca lakes akzo salt bring it back down to Baltimore.

    Eggs from central maryland farm to grand union near Albany NY. (I think Troy is closest.. not certain) dead head over for salt south.

    Everything else goes up to the NE, you might be deadheading back to Baltimore empty.

    Apples and Chips. And Pretzels too. (Especially pretzels.. those takes a few days to load)

    Reefer work in the east coast is pretty small time. If you want big time work, go west like Yakima, Yuma, Garden City etc.

    There isnt any point running oranges north to say Jersey from Fla. There is a entire Train set that is the top priority fastest, hottest most engined train anywhere in the USA. That will get to Jersey before you do. (Tropicana Juice Train)
     
  8. High Seas

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    reefer freight bad on the east coast??? Reefer freight isn't bad on the east , if it was people wouldn't be eating as well as they do. No one is going to just blurt out where to go find any kind of load on the internet. This is a business , the other guy is the competition. yeah you may get broad mostly useless info on where the freight was yesterday. You don't know where to get loads, but you don't want to load with brokers.... You may want to rethink that.
    I'll tell a quick story, a friend of mine loads FL produce to Hunts Point NY every week ( in season) and has trouble finding return loads. He is at home one day and looks at his filing cabinet and sees the name of the company and the address NY, NY. So the next trip to NY city he calls the filing cabinet company and talks to them, he lands a steady return load to FL every trip that he makes to NY back to FL. He lived in NC so every trip he goes home and sets his delivery appointments to coincide with his regular produce loading schedule.
    You want to find freight? you got to look on your own, it may be as simple as looking at the label of some of the products you buy and see where they come from and make some calls. If you don't know how to make a sales pitch you may want to work on that first.,
    East coast produce moves North as the season changes, wanting to haul produce and going to Miami in July cause the load down paid good is not smart unless your willing to deadhead to GA SC NC VA MD NJ NY as the season changes.
     
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  9. x1Heavy

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    You shown a few of my bag of tricks. But that's quite ok.

    Going to a store and eyeballing the stockers and seeing the actual boxes with the original source farm or country location on them as they unpack the yellow georgia onions for example Or perhaps some Missouri Strawberries or something else.

    The stockers eyeball me like I am a nut or a perv I quietly explain to them that these produce, good things to eat in those boxes represent a time in my life long ago when I used to go into some of these exact places and pick them up to run em east. I find a little gratification in the memories stirred up by the information present on the original cases or packing that these things come in on.

    One time I had a load of I think cucumbers to be made into pickles refused for being rotted at a Mt Olive facility up in I think MN.

    To this day I have made sure that if I had a couple dollars I'll buy their pickles first even if it's a dollar more than the store brand or some other competition.

    That is one way I keep my memories alive. I consider the aging and passage of time a enemy because if you do not maintain regular sweeps of your memory, you lose it.
     
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