Got 100k tons/month contract - looking for subs

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  1. Peterle12

    Peterle12 Bobtail Member

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    Hey,

    I am new to this business, and I have the opportunity to sign a contract which will guarantee 100k tons per month for 1 year. I am looking to subcontract, and wanted to know, if it makes more sense to run this through a broker, or to handle it myself.

    Looking forward to your answers.
     
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  3. Bakerman

    Bakerman Road Train Member

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    Where are you located and what kind of material are you moving
     
  4. Peterle12

    Peterle12 Bobtail Member

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    I am located in Louisiana, with the opportunity to expand to Texas, and Florida. Would need large dump trucks to move limestones from ports to processing plants (20 mile route; no highway).
     
  5. p608

    p608 Road Train Member

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    A little more information would be useful, like what's it pay, how long to get paid, how many loads can you do a day?
     
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  6. Peterle12

    Peterle12 Bobtail Member

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    -Trucks at High Point: 4-5 trucks - typically morning/afternoon hours.
    -Trucks at low point: 0-2 typically evening hours
    -No minimum guaranteed number of trucks.
    -Product is shipped daily. Weekend numbers are slightly higher.
    -1 or 2 days notice if no shipment comes in
    - Average cost per ton $4.4/st + FSC (market)
    -Need large dump truck(40' length), in frequently we need a smaller trailer (18 mt) with triaxles(21.5' length)
    - Normally run 12-20 hrs per day. Trucks can be loaded every 15 minutes. Max 4 trucks per hour. Trucks are usually set up to comply with DOT hours of service requirements for truck drivers.
    - Trying to pay on weekly basis.
     
  7. REO6205

    REO6205 Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

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    "Trying" ?
     
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    cjb logistics Heavy Load Member

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    cjb logistics Heavy Load Member

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    4 to 5 trucks at 20 miles 15 minutes load time per truck. Morning and afternoon, but keep hos rules.
    I am lost.
     
  10. p608

    p608 Road Train Member

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    No money to be made there
     
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  11. DMTLLC

    DMTLLC Light Load Member

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    Give it to a Broker since you already "stepped" on it, they will find some idiots to do it.
     
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