Is it possible to make good money hauling containers (intermodal)?

Discussion in 'Intermodal Trucking Forum' started by Byrds Eye View, Sep 2, 2012.

  1. Winbot

    Winbot Light Load Member

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    Fair warning on schneider from some one who drove intermodal for them, your gonna be sitting a lot, not because they dont have freight (Schneider has a ridiculous amount of available freight) but because they are using leased chassis's, some weeks you wont have to deal with a single broken chassis but those weeks will be rare. Expect to loose about 10 hours per week dealing with bad chassis's, on bad weeks more like 15. I wouldn't sign with them until they finish getting their own chassis's rolled out in about a year or so then it will be much smoother sailing.
     
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  3. 4noReason

    4noReason Road Train Member

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    IS THIS BEFORE OR AFTER FUEL? because that sounds super low if its before fuel man.
     
  4. Bean Jr.

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    After fuel
     
  5. Ruckie

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    Umm still on the low side I get paid 1 dollar a mile bobtail, are those miles roundtrip or one way???
     
  6. Bean Jr.

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    If I got 1 dollar a mile, plus fsc, I would never pull a load again! My mileage was around 630 round trip. Around $1,000 per trip, 4 a week and fuel being about $1,500 a week.
     
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  7. Ruckie

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    I got scared!!!! that's not bad at all 1000 dollars in one day!! 2500 a week, sometimes I feel like running like than then I remember I live in the northeast!
     
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  8. Bean Jr.

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    Chicago is the best area to run rail containers. The eastern railroads run no further west, and the western ones also terminate in Chicago. There are more than 20 intermodal terminals here. Getting an empty reminds me a little of Columbia, but loaded are pretty good.
     
  9. Ruckie

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    Schneider just brought over 100 chassis brand new to csx south Kearny really nice btw!
     
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  10. 77fib77

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    Any less work for you?
     
  11. Ruckie

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    Things are picking up around here, I did 6 yard moves and 4 loads in the past 2 days I smell a big paycheck!
     
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