Is it picking back up?

Discussion in 'Car Hauler and Auto Carrier Trucking Forum' started by KevinTT, Jul 8, 2020.

  1. Nobroker

    Nobroker Light Load Member

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    Dont need ice for serious injuries on a car hauler sometimes it's just a bad day. I remember that incident in florida a driver losing an arm.
     
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  3. Hammer166

    Hammer166 Crusty Information Officer

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    You'd be surprised how cheap some of those carriers are hauling those new cars. They're not worth messing with unless it's directly from the manufacturer.
     
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  4. tallmon

    tallmon Medium Load Member

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    It's been crazy busy up untill 3 weeks ago. Slowing down now.
     
  5. tola

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    What is keeping you guys busy, rental companies shiping their cars to auction
     
  6. SecureMotorTransport

    SecureMotorTransport Bobtail Member

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    Thats a great question, Kevin. In my belief its all dependent upon what niche market you are going to capitalize on in the space. Different cliental require a different attitude, attention to detail, value added etc...Figure out what your niche is and then get to know everything there is to know about them and what they look for in a transport.
     
  7. Nobroker

    Nobroker Light Load Member

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    Even new cars from manufacturers I hauled a load 800 miles $2500 9 fat units.
    Think about it and break it down it was like $55 dollars per thousand pounds for 800 miles.
    I paid $48 to ship 2 pillows to New York last week.
     
  8. tola

    tola Bobtail Member

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    Is the destination fee on new cars $900 so 9 cars should give 8100 i wonder who got the difference ?
     
  9. '88K100

    '88K100 Heavy Load Member

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    That's starting to show in the quality of drivers some of these low rent companies employ, but that's the case in so many trucking jobs that used to be performed by proficient drivers.
     
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  10. NuCar Carrier

    NuCar Carrier Light Load Member

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    Destination Fee is like most numbers on the window sticker (Monroney). The OEM makes them up loosely based on some reality they made up.
    The fee used to be the actual charge to deliver the the car to the dealer. In the old days the end customer could actually save that amount by picking the car up themselves.
    Then they averaged it so the dealer across the street from the plant conceivable paid the same fee as the one in Alaska.
    Then they really fudged it by including all the transportation charges, parts delivery etc.
    It's like a government statistic, the OEM makes it to be whatever they want it to be, nothing to do with reality.
     
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  11. Hammer166

    Hammer166 Crusty Information Officer

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    That's not going to get any better. One of the biggest carriers just took 7% and 9% cuts on 2 of the Big3 contracts at a ramp I frequent.
     
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