Fuel costs

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  1. Dave124

    Dave124 Light Load Member

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    Fuel getting close to $1.50/L now in spots, rates are at or even below last year at this time. With the oilpatch starting to warm up again it looks like parking the truck and working for someone else for a while is going to be the way to go this winter. Too expensive to run 8 axles at 4mpg or less.
     
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  3. uncleal13

    uncleal13 Road Train Member

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    Yes, I’m putting in my 30 day notice this week. Although in my case I was planning on retiring anyway. Looks like my timing is good.
     
  4. Dave124

    Dave124 Light Load Member

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    Think you are/were doing the same type of work. Rates are stupid low.
     
  5. uncleal13

    uncleal13 Road Train Member

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    Grain on the prairies.
    Not going to be much to haul by spring when the bins are all empty.
     
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    Magoo1968 Medium Load Member

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    I saw 1.589 at pass lake . I fuelled up in the soo at 1.429 3 days later it was 1.489
     
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    MSQUARED Light Load Member

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    Is there any money in grain?
     
  8. Don379

    Don379 Medium Load Member

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    where do you guys get fuel that charges by the liter
     
  9. MSQUARED

    MSQUARED Light Load Member

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    Canada lol
     
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  10. Don379

    Don379 Medium Load Member

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    i failed to read this was international thread dang it
     
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  11. uncleal13

    uncleal13 Road Train Member

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    Was up until 2015 when Trudeau was first elected, the oil patch collapsed, then all those idle trucks came and took our fertilizer loads and drove down the rates.
    Generally average about $3.00 a mile, but some runs are only $2.27. Which really sucks for super-b when fuel alone is over $1.10 per mile expense. We actually get a tonne/mile rate, but that’s what it averages out to over a year.
     
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