Market forces already work

Discussion in 'Flatbed Trucking Forum' started by Jacoooooooo, May 6, 2022.

  1. Jacoooooooo

    Jacoooooooo Medium Load Member

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    So while I’m watching real time rates dropping for open deck compared to just 2 months ago, I’ve never had so many people asking me at the truck stops, or anywhere I’m stopped, how’s flatbed, because they are switching from van. “And by the way, is 6 straps enough?”

    Hang on everyone, we’re about to enter race to the bottom on open deck, and they don’t realize they are entering right after it tipped down.

    The good thing I guess for trucking in general is that van rates will be able to go up since they tryna all to switch to open deck an flatbed dealers will sell some equipment too.
     
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  3. Six9GS

    Six9GS Road Train Member

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    One of the, not only, reason I got into reefer from the beginning is its tendency to be the most recession proof freight. Not that it isn't subject to variability, but from what I know, tends to have the least of the different types of freight.
     
  4. Tug Toy

    Tug Toy Road Train Member

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    These the same people that are calling us crazy for working to hard and how stupid we were 9 months ago?
    They won’t last long in open deck OR box freight. I can out work them all day every day and, can run a much more efficient too if I need to?
     
  5. Kenworth6969

    Kenworth6969 Heavy Load Member

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    Van rates are unbearable now.
    People are desperate.

    I saw flatbed dropping this week...
     
  6. ProfessionalNoticer

    ProfessionalNoticer Road Train Member

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    They're switching to open deck because they think that's where the money is right now.
     
  7. Jacoooooooo

    Jacoooooooo Medium Load Member

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    Right, the thing is the money is nowhere in trucking right now.
    I have a feeling it’s going to be a hot summer this year, just like 2019…

    …a lot of trucks burned down on the side of the highway back than.
     
  8. AModelCat

    AModelCat Road Train Member

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    Good ol' financial combustion
     
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  9. Long FLD

    Long FLD Road Train Member

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    We called those Friction Fires where I’m from. Too much friction on the checkbook.
     
  10. kranky1

    kranky1 Road Train Member

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    Ashtray full of methyl hydrate has made more headaches go away than Tylenol.
     
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  11. AModelCat

    AModelCat Road Train Member

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    I think you mean "DPF" ;)
     
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