good fit for low step conestoga in midwest.

Discussion in 'Ask An Owner Operator' started by northcoast, Apr 14, 2019.

  1. northcoast

    northcoast Bobtail Member

    Apr 4, 2015
    Just soliciting opinions . I have a 53' low step deck sliding tarp trailer leased to CRST Malone. It is a well equipped unit with 4 ramps/load levelers, boxes, extra tie downs 10' 2 inch inside height, sliding tandem on 17.5's,etc. My problem is I can only scale 42,500 full of fuel & despite what I was told when leasing on a year ago, Malone seems to have no need for this type equipment. They are pretty much a flatbed company. Most everything I haul is simply flatbed loads that happen to be light enough that I can scale them. In many areas their agents & approved agents seem to have very few loads if any under 46-48,000. I am doing way too much deadhead & if I stay with them I will have to get lighter. I would prefer to find a company to lease with that has more freight for this type of set up. I can not do California, & prefer to run the midwest, south, Texas & plains areas. any opinions would be appreciated. Thank you.
  2. Bean Jr.

    Bean Jr. Road Train Member

    Mar 30, 2014
    Who is your fleet manager?
  3. Kshaw0960

    Kshaw0960 Medium Load Member

    Jun 17, 2018
    It’s going to be hard to get good rates staying in Midwest.

    I also run a heavier combo and can’t scale above 46,500 lbs and it’s seriously limited my load selection ALOT since the rates are down. I’ve lost a ridiculous number of loads since I can’t scale 48k.
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