mercer transportation

Discussion in 'Mercer' started by kw12, Jul 21, 2012.

  1. RStewart

    RStewart Road Train Member

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    That's what I figured they would do. But I never had one so I wasn't going to argue. Lol.
     
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  3. TruckerPete1990

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    Really don't understand how mercer feels $250 is acceptable for layover pay
     
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  4. roshea

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    Some customers pay nothing, there's always that option. "Mercer" does not decide it is 'acceptable' they get as much as they can. Remember there are people tripping over each other to offer cheaper rates every day.
     
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  5. TruckerPete1990

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    its a national account load so my guess is mercer Could be asking for more but won't.. $500 seems more then fair enough when they waste my time:p
     
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  6. RStewart

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    A lot of customers and brokers only pay $150. $250 isn't enough but it's better than what most customers will pay. If I'm in a good area I'll just come off the load instead of laying over for it. If it's on the delivery end I just take it and learn from it. Next time, if there is one, that I pull for that customer/broker I'll build my own layover into the rate or I won't pull it.
     
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  7. Mr huds

    Mr huds Medium Load Member

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    They might have changed but when I had one on the Melton truck the heat worked off of the truck coolant system kept the block warm and had a separate heat exchanger for bunk heat
     
  8. roshea

    roshea Road Train Member

    what are the details here? Did you sit all day with/without detention then not get loaded or unloaded? Describe the conditions of this layover, how and why it happened.
     
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  9. A21CAV

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    Pete, do it twice and pretend it was one load and, bang, $500.

    Frank
     
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  10. RStewart

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    That's a great plan. I'll take $500 a day and not move my truck.
     
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  11. roshea

    roshea Road Train Member

    When I ran a dedicated customer for a couple years we got $550 a day if they didn't have anything for us to do. They tried really hard not to let that happen, but it did a couple times each year. Was lucky I was always sitting at home when it did.
     
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