High Paying Freight?

Discussion in 'Ask An Owner Operator' started by Pharoah, Nov 17, 2019.

  1. Pharoah

    Pharoah Bobtail Member

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    Hello,

    What type of freight other than Ammunition and Explosives pays high dollar? What can I do as a solo owner operator to get high dollar freight?
     
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  2. Bakerman

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    Carry furniture blankets in your trailer, install a lift gate on your trailer and carry a pallet jack with you to move pallets around or to deilver pallets to a customer who does not have a dock.
     
  3. mp4694330

    mp4694330 Road Train Member

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  4. starmac

    starmac Road Train Member

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    I have heard that hauling people and herbs out of Mexico pays super good, but there is some risks, even heard that once you start, it is hard to quit. lol
     
  5. 6wheeler

    6wheeler Road Train Member

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    Go direct to shippers and work there freight just like a company driver.

    Broker's will take a load that pays $1000 for 200 miles and says "the lane for that says it's $2.00 per mile so let's calculate it and tell the truckers it's paying $400"
     
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  6. Big_D409

    Big_D409 Medium Load Member

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    I would imagine an outfit doing hazmat or pharmaceuticals would pay well. Otherwise loads that needs endorsements should pay better.
     
  7. Dave_in_AZ

    Dave_in_AZ Road Train Member

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    A lot of the ammunition and explosives require teams. Has to be attended 24/7.
     
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  8. Atlanta trucker

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    Where do you find high paying freight ???

    Ever heard of shippers ???

    Yes . You will have to overcome the “I’m a driver ! “ mind set and learn to talk to people like your a real live business person. Ya the hard work .
     
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  9. Bakerman

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    No one wants to do the legwork, they want everything handed to them.
     
  10. Atlanta trucker

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    Yep
     
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