Flatbed and step deck freight is still booming

Discussion in 'Flatbed Trucking Forum' started by Jacoooooooo, Sep 20, 2022.

  1. Jacoooooooo

    Jacoooooooo Medium Load Member

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    I heard that’s the case recently. Brokers simply can’t cover loads so they keep pushing rates higher and higher with no limit in sight. Never mind the empty flatbeds driving back and forth past business hours and taking up truck stop spaces - it’s a fetish thing. We need more capacity, huge shortage of flatbed and step deck trucks, help if you can.
     
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  3. cke

    cke Road Train Member

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    Yep. I agree. Friend of mine was just offered .80 a mile to haul a load out of Minneapolis. I’d be out buying new equipment if that was offered to me.
     
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  4. singlescrewshaker

    singlescrewshaker Road Train Member

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    Hey now, it was 81 cents per mile! Lmao :D
    It was also like a 1700 mile run, going to the land of cheap freight, south FLA ta boot..

    Broker even had the nerve to call US with that nonsense.. :rolleyes: Idiots...
     
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  5. xsetra

    xsetra Road Train Member

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    and do you have tarps? They might ask for a little tarp to be thrown on.
     
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  6. sbaumann14

    sbaumann14 Road Train Member

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    Dunnage, chains n straps. Up to .84 cpm when they called us.
    Asked em if they had a brain tumor for breakfast.
     
  7. Rubber duck kw

    Rubber duck kw Road Train Member

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    That's a good joke. Lots of stepdeck and flat freight around here, if you like 2 bucks a mile or 700 dollars for something that will burn up as much time as a nice Texas and back run.
     
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