Finding Reefer Loads out of South Florida

Discussion in 'Ask An Owner Operator' started by Dstrucking2018, Nov 16, 2019.

  1. Dstrucking2018

    Dstrucking2018 Bobtail Member

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    Everyone knows how bad it is coming out of Florida. I have so many flatbed and dry van buddies that claim they never have a problem because of relationships they have established with brokers. They get over $2-$5 a mile. I don’t. I use the Dat load board, or take Canada runs, but now, the Dat board is too crowded and the Canada loads very minimum and often gone quickly.

    Any suggestions or brokers I can work with?

    jessica.dstdispatch@gmail.com
     
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  3. Chinatown

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  4. Dstrucking2018

    Dstrucking2018 Bobtail Member

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    C.H Robinson is always on the Dat board and it’s like pulling teeth to get the at $1 a mile
     
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  5. PE_T

    PE_T Road Train Member

    Owner operators are known for making stuff up or leaving out important details. For example, some of the folks who get paid a very high cpm are local and not running many miles per week.

    One way to deal with Florida is to get a very high paying load going in. The other option is to deliver north of FL, so you can deadhead to GA for a load.

    I remember an o/o from FL telling me that he avoids FL altogether, and when it’s time for home time, he just takes a plane to FL.
     
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  6. Tx Countryboy

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    Sunburned tourist need a cool ride. Load em up.
     
  7. bryan21384

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    I had worked for a company who had a driver out of Florida and did the exact same thing. The owner flew him home and back, much cheaper. If these instances don't tell the story about Florida, I don't know what does
     
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  8. crocky

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    Trick to FL is take a short load out.. Don't try to take a load to WI, MI, the NE or Cali because they will try to pay you $1/mile the entire way.. You take the $1/mile to SC, NC, VA, GA or TN.. do a short hop then get a better paying load in those areas.. Never take a long run out of FL.. That or Deadhead to GA..
     
  9. PE_T

    PE_T Road Train Member

    That’s also the method I use whenever I end up in a cheap freight region like the northeast. I take a one-day load out of that region. It’s best to get paid low for one day of work than for multiple days.
     
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  11. crocky

    crocky Road Train Member

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    Yeah exactly and the worst is going from say FL to NE.. A lot of guys get tempted with those loads because they pay "kinda" ok for a load coming out of FL, but then you end up in another bad area to get out of.
     
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