IS CORONAVIRUS AFFECTING INDEPENDENT O/O ?

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  1. Rideandrepair

    Rideandrepair Road Train Member

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    Well, the rates and loads available has fallen pretty quick. I’m thinking it’s just the beginning of an almost total stoppage.
     
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  3. chimbotano

    chimbotano Medium Load Member

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    I don’t think it will be a total stoppage. People need things, people have to eat . It may go down a lot . A lots of things are going to change , that is for sure . We may have to eat once per day . Crap once per week and spend less time worrying about unnecessary stuff.
     
  4. Sly Fox

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    Last two weeks:

    800mi load, $4000*
    2000mi load, $4300

    That was it. Both loads were reefer, total miles driven not just loaded. That * is because the first load required babysitting it for five days. But the pay for sitting made it nice. Had a lot of deadhead to get the next load. Two days later. Got some work done on my trailer on Monday. Got the load and delivered it out west here .

    Absolutely nothing until Monday. So that's my two weeks since leaving home.

    Without giving much about the loads away the total average loaded per mile pay was $3.56/mi.

    I did find a load for Monday though. $2.25/mi but just takes me from one bad area to an even worse area. But it was the only load for 3 days paying over 2/mi within 450mi. And the dh was only 30 miles. I'll deal with the next crapfest when I get there.
     
  5. snowwy

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    With all but 9 states on stay at home orders.

    I would imagine food and medical supplies are all that's needed.
     
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  6. Scooter Jones

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    That's just it, ppl aren't staying home. I see it out here on the OR/CA/WA lane. People are still out and about.
     
  7. Muddydog79

    Muddydog79 Heavy Load Member

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    If they run out of beer here in Arkansas, thats when the shtf!
     
  8. x1Heavy

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    I would have taken the 800 over night for 4 grand park the thing and minded the reefer fuel for 5 days using tractor as tanker.
     
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  9. Wasted Thyme

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    The tele-com ind is deemed essential, too. So cell phone stores are still open/selling. But think of the pieces in the food supply chain. Canned goods still need cans. Cereal still needs a box...etc. So lots of things will be essential. The want industry is gonna tank for a while. But the need is going to keep moving. There will be a serious drop in goods traveling. O/o that are not prepared will fail. Those set up to survive will be in demand when commerce opens back up.
     
  10. Sly Fox

    Sly Fox Road Train Member

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    Unfortunately, round trip to my house would've tacked on almost 400 miles. Since the load continued away from my house. Not a huge burden but didn't feel like it..
     
  11. x1Heavy

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    Maybe 180 one way in fuel give or take 360 round trip plus a day. And the parking and so on.

    Thats understandable.

    In my time long ago they really paid very low rates for overnights. It was way better to have a ... 5 day 4000 dollar haul than to try and scratch it out one night at a time.
     
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