Flatbed freight is through the roof

Discussion in 'Landstar' started by blairandgretchen, May 6, 2021.

  1. blairandgretchen

    blairandgretchen Road Train Member

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    Just judging by my load alert settings, which are

    300 mile radius of Joplin, MO
    $4/mile
    $2,000 minimum revenue

    When I started in 2015, I had it at $2.45/mile minimum - and there was about 20 loads available.

    Now, at $4/ mile - 100 plus loads.

    I booked a load for tomorrow, power only for $3,800 on a legal power only load , 220 loaded miles.

    Anybody else seeing this?
     
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  3. Dave_in_AZ

    Dave_in_AZ Road Train Member

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    Many of your colleagues that have mid roofs or hoods that have leaped to van have not.
     
  4. blairandgretchen

    blairandgretchen Road Train Member

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    Grass is/was greener?
     
  5. Dave_in_AZ

    Dave_in_AZ Road Train Member

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    Is this your new truck? I didn't have any time to fool around, so I didn't ask at the time. I don't know how he could pay for something like that at Landstar anyway. 20210418_135557.jpg

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  6. blairandgretchen

    blairandgretchen Road Train Member

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    No, that’s a fella I know that left LS and went to Schneider.

    Paid for in 3 months there, he told me. Now he hardly even works.
     
  7. Dave_in_AZ

    Dave_in_AZ Road Train Member

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    The one next to him is a LS as well, but a well miled 389.

    Both are parked at the secret parking spot next to the panda express in Barstow.

    Please don't repeat that location. It's a honey hole no one knows about.
     
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  8. blairandgretchen

    blairandgretchen Road Train Member

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    Secret is safe with me.
     
  9. Brettj3876

    Brettj3876 Road Train Member

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    Nice going. Not flat but im still seeing it for short haul van in the NE. Just missed out on one going 170mi for 2k only 5000LB. If only I didn't dial the wrong ext the 1st time.

    Been waiting til end of the day to book em. That's really when the numbers jump up
     
  10. skallagrime

    skallagrime Heavy Load Member

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    Shut up shut up shut up. :p

    No, seriously, dont tell them that flat rates are coming up, they might jump back to flat and i dont have a van, just flats
     
  11. singlescrewshaker

    singlescrewshaker Road Train Member

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    Must a been a fluke there Kiwi!!? Open deck rates are in the toilet.! o_O

    Anyone looking to purchase a deck of any sort will loose their hindquarters in this market!! :rolleyes:
     
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