Hurry & Get Your Bid In!

Discussion in 'Ask An Owner Operator' started by Scooter Jones, Jan 12, 2018.

  1. Scooter Jones

    Scooter Jones Road Train Member

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    Got this via spam email today.

    What's this, a new way to get loads? Check out the offered rate and the language "if you win the load" LOL
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  2. Scooter Jones

    Scooter Jones Road Train Member

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    Hurry or you might lose out!
     
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  3. lilillill

    lilillill Sarcasm... it's not just for breakfast

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    Quick forward that email to me!!!

    Imadumbchit@loser.com
     
  4. Scooter Jones

    Scooter Jones Road Train Member

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    So, let's see how this works out.

    Guy bids the $519 because he's afraid he won't "win the load."

    Sits at the dock loading for 2 hours.

    Drives the 317 miles, including rush hour traffic, from Phoenix to Colton. Let's assume 7 hours.

    Sits at the loading dock for 2 hours.

    Total hours on that load 11 hours. Which equals $47 an hour total to the truck.

    What boggles my mind is that there are so-called owner operators who do this every day.
     
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  5. Pedigreed Bulldog

    Pedigreed Bulldog Road Train Member

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    Starting bid is already below what I'd be willing to do it for. Unless the high bid wins, I'll pass.
     
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  6. Scooter Jones

    Scooter Jones Road Train Member

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    This is ebay for owner operators now I guess?

    They should have a "BUY IT NOW" option LOL
     
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  7. SeanLyman

    SeanLyman Light Load Member

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    When I was towing out there, I towed guys working for that money. San Diego to Phoenix drop and hook with produce for Dole (80k) one way loaded, one way empty for $850. Guys couldn't figure out why their drive lines were grenading in the mountains. What a joke
     
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    TaterFox Light Load Member

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    Sounds like they're watching too much "Shipping Wars"
     
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  9. Scooter Jones

    Scooter Jones Road Train Member

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    Could be.
     
  10. HopeOverMope

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    Good thing fuel is $1, and tires are $10 a pop. I was so relieved when I starting getting 18 tires for $180 plus tax and fet. And thank goodness the stealerships went down to $30 and hour. And also, I'm glad parts went up in quality and have gotten so cheap.

    New flatbeds are 7k $$ too
     
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