Freight out of Montana?

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  1. Shotgun94

    Shotgun94 Medium Load Member

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    Anyone here run Montana? With a flatbed, is it still possible to find some ok money getting out?

    How has it gone for you coming to Montana?
     
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  2. RunningAces

    RunningAces Light Load Member

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    Sure, probably lumber at about a buck or less a mile. Try to enjoy the landscape while you're taking it in the keester and it will hurt less.
     
  3. Shotgun94

    Shotgun94 Medium Load Member

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    well, anyone know if Montana is still old fashioned?
    The boys out there still run together with who they know?
     
  4. blairandgretchen

    blairandgretchen Road Train Member

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    Look for round trip rates.
     
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  5. Long FLD

    Long FLD Road Train Member

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    Most of the lumber and particle board goes to brokers for the regular truckload stuff. The maxi (over 60k payload) stuff is mill direct for the carriers on the load list.

    There is landscaping rock that moves out of Western MT but I’ve never hauled any so I’m not sure what it’s like.

    Sometimes there is hay moving that can get you out of there and into a better spot but when and how much depends on the year.
     
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  6. Cattleman84

    Cattleman84 Road Train Member

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    Might be able to get a load of pallets to get you a few hundred miles to a better spot.
     
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  7. starmac

    starmac Road Train Member

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    Log house packages used to pay fair at times.
    Trees during season paid fair.
    I have hauled palletized flagstone out of Libby that paid pretty good, depending on where and sometimes it is just a partial.
    I have hauled used farm equipment out of billings that paid well, but I think that was a one time deal.
     
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  8. stayinback

    stayinback Road Train Member

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    Lets see how good you are.....
    Try to get a truckload out of Glasgow,miles city,Lewistown,Havre,glendive, or even Shelby,great falls.

    Anyone can get loomber outta western montana....load that truck in eastern montana or western north Dakota with easy strap n go goods/material.

    P.S.
    Hay and oil field junk is not allowed.
    Must be quality freight from a manufacturing business with an actual building and dock area.

    Ready,set, lets hear it.
     
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  9. 1nicevette

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    Your so funny stayinback
     
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  10. Ezrider_48501

    Ezrider_48501 Road Train Member

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    if you have a side kit you might be able to find some grain loads to the city's. if that counts....lol

    your no oilfeild junk or hay statement really limits your options....lol
     
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