Flatbed in Va info

Discussion in 'Mercer' started by 9Ether, Mar 3, 2021.

  1. 9Ether

    9Ether Bobtail Member

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    So I’ve read through the 3600 pages of the Mercer thread, learned everything I needed to know but I have a few specific questions.

    I live in Southern Va (Hampton Roads) but I run my truck out of Richmond, I’m curious if any of you guys are familiar with the freight in the area. I’d be looking to cover the east coast, south, and as far Midwest as KC Mo. Anyone running this sort of triangle making a good living?

    Lastly, is it worth coming over during these current times in general? Are you guys hurting? Slow freight? Or the exact opposite from shortage of drivers?
     
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  3. Aamcotrans

    Aamcotrans Heavy Load Member

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    Decent freight comes out of the port in Norfolk for open deck.
    Carolina is hit or miss, lots of tarped lumber.
    You’ll want to get in on the military freight out of Hampton roads, it’ll be the best paying as is oversized. Baltimore port and central Pa typically has good freight as well.
     
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  4. 9Ether

    9Ether Bobtail Member

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    I appreciate the info!
     
  5. Speed_Drums

    Speed_Drums Heavy Load Member

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    Doesn't Mercer haul steel from Nucor in Huger, SC (North Charleston metropolitan area) ?
     
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  6. Aamcotrans

    Aamcotrans Heavy Load Member

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    No idea, I haul for Landstar
     
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  7. Speed_Drums

    Speed_Drums Heavy Load Member

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    I thought you were leased to Mercer. But thanks for answering.
     
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  8. 9Ether

    9Ether Bobtail Member

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    How’s landstar treating you? What area you live in?
     
  9. Aamcotrans

    Aamcotrans Heavy Load Member

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    Doing good, load board has plenty of loads and rates are up.
    I’m out of Winchester, va
     
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  10. 9Ether

    9Ether Bobtail Member

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    How often do you choose to stay out to make a good living?
     
  11. Aamcotrans

    Aamcotrans Heavy Load Member

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    Depends on the OD freight and where it’s running.
    Last month I was home every weekend and a couple stops for the night.
    This month it’s been longer runs..
     
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