how much to charge per mile

Discussion in 'Ask An Owner Operator' started by SCHULTZ, Oct 26, 2011.


    SCHULTZ Light Load Member

    Oct 21, 2011
    I am getting my own authority and I own the truck and trailor so I wanted to know what others are charging per mile I have seen 90 to 1.25 plus fsc as a o/o leased on Im not trying to go that route seems like not to much money to be made I was figuring around 2.80 for 500 or less 2.50 from 500 to 1000 and 2.25 from 1000 does this seem fair or you guys got a better idea you can run past me
  2. sixpackbill

    sixpackbill Light Load Member

    Oct 6, 2010
    hamilton on.
    4.75 all miles,$50.00 per pick and drop
    if you have to ask ,stay a driver
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    SCHULTZ Light Load Member

    Oct 21, 2011
    Im getting out the Army and trying to figure all this out before I jump head over heals into it and bottom up so Im trying to get all the knowledge I can from experienced drivers who done this on there own I been working at this for 4 years now paying for this and that and its the small stuff thats killing me
  4. SHC

    SHC Spoiled Rotten Brat O/O

    Feb 26, 2011
    Westville, IN
    $4 a mile round trip and i would not go any cheaper.
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  5. grizzly

    grizzly Medium Load Member

    Aug 27, 2008
    Layton, Ut
    There sure are a lot of guys on here lately asking what to charge. Know your cost of operation and charge accordingly. How can you know what to charge if you don't know what your truck costs?
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    SCHULTZ Light Load Member

    Oct 21, 2011

    I have already purchase a truck and trailor so I dont need to figure in the payments for those I fuel is really high nowa days but im trying to get a ball park figure on everything see what everyone getting and everything Im working on a couple accounts pulling from florida and cali but I wasnt forsure if what I was going to charge them was too low or too high because even at those prices I will still make a profit but if its way less then the market then Im losing possible income
  7. RickG

    RickG Road Train Member

    Jul 22, 2008
    Owensboro , KY
    You're not figuring the cost of equipment ? What are you going to do when it needs to be replaced ?
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  8. grizzly

    grizzly Medium Load Member

    Aug 27, 2008
    Layton, Ut
    Everything associated with your truck and operation is a cost of doing business, including the purchase price and replacement costs.

    If you are looking for lane specific average rates there are industry publications where you can get that information.

    Not knowing your cost of operation is a recipe for disaster.
  9. mgfg

    mgfg Road Train Member

    Mar 29, 2010
    You'll be a raging success for a short period of time with business sense like that!
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  10. Starline

    Starline Medium Load Member

    Jun 1, 2011
    Middle Tn

    Seriously dude, look into a franchise... There is no way you are going to survive the second yr with those kind of rates. You cannot compete against the mega carriers. They buy in volume (tires, fuel, oil) and haul volume freight.

    If you want to make it, you will have to offer a service that no one else is doing or a specialty market.... seriously.
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