I have a few theories why rates don't rise.

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  1. Carbot

    Carbot Bobtail Member

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    #1 most have but why pay independent carries more.

    #2 Small and large carries to their eyes in debt so they will keep racing to the bottom even when it's a terrible business plan.

    #3 and most probable car haulers are 80% clueless. If I were to ask 8 out of 10 car haulers what formula they would use to calculate a fair rate they say what ? lol
     
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    As long as I can afford a new track suit and flip flops, I'll haul anything anywhere. I'm definitely a 80 percenter!
     
  6. Carbot

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    Don't stub your toe, it's smarts.
     
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    Tropsnart Road Train Member

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    I try not to but if I do I'll just put my foot on the dash while I'm driving
     
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    I seen you before
     
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    In my world this is my formula for a 9 unit standard trailer load of mid size vehicles, which doesn't exist but for easy calculating.
    $50 per vehicle pickup auction, dealer wherever. To go and load.
    50 cents per mile if it's 100 or 2500 miles.
    for 100 miles the load would pay $900 for 800 miles it would pay $4050
    I know the response, if you don't like the rates don't haul it.
     
  10. NightWind

    NightWind Road Train Member

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    It's really simple trucking has NEVER stood up for itself because most are worried that someone else will make a buck or take the crappy customers that they have. Lack of planning or poor planning for down time to make a point over the crappy rates has been the downfall of the industry. Lack of participation regarding rulemaking that affects the industry as a whole is another issue. Everyone says" Not my problem, don't have time pick an excuse.
    The bottom line is everyone is too concerned about the 5 bucks they might loose to try to change things to get the 100 bucks they deserve.
    I could really get on a rant about this but I refuse to ruin my day.
     
  11. EvertonP

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    I’ve said this for years. It’s the nasty backhaul word. Just because I’m headed that way doesn’t make my expenses lower.
     
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