mercer transportation

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

  1. RStewart

    RStewart Road Train Member

    Aug 21, 2015
    Norman, OK
    That sucks. Cost about $200 to title in Oklahoma.

    Sure you can. Find freight that pays good enough to dead head for. I wish you the best. I personally wouldn't deal with Tyson and grocery warehouses for that rate but you might like it. FYI, I ran for $1.61 for all miles last year at Mercer pulling a van.

    Good questions. I won't do forced dispatch either. Lol
  2. roshea

    roshea Road Train Member

    Sadly many still work for that rate especially off load boards & cheap brokers.
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  3. drvrtech77

    drvrtech77 Road Train Member

    Mar 20, 2010
    And think it's great money
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  4. roshea

    roshea Road Train Member

    As long as it pays for the fuel it's a good enough rate for some. It's all about getting miles not making a profit. It's a lifestyle not a job.
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  5. JonJon78

    JonJon78 Road Train Member

    Jul 1, 2018
    I always find it amusing when I ask a driver out here about his CPM. 90% of the time I get the deer in headlight look from them. Maybe 10% will be able to say what it is. Never fails though the 90% who are clueless almost always have the same response "I just know I make good money"

    How can you someone say they make good money when they dont even know? If you dont know your cost per mile, how does one even know they are making money?
  6. TruckerPete1990

    TruckerPete1990 Road Train Member

    Jul 16, 2012
    Rogers Arkansas
    Most don't know if half these guys broke down these numbers they would only be at maybe .25.35 cents a mile. These drivers leased onto a place paying $1 a mile are not really making it. If they don't get that 3,000 mile week they are dead lol
  7. mtoo

    mtoo Road Train Member

    Jan 15, 2011
    on bended knee
    Wish you well Pete, but I don't know how anyone could work forced dispatch after having the freedom that Mercer offers.

    But one shoe size does not fit all. Perhaps it will be your niche.
  8. popcorn169

    popcorn169 Road Train Member

    Sep 5, 2011
    state of confusion
    It seems that you can't talk to people anymore unless you can tell them your cost per mile. I don't care how much you make or how much money you spend on whatever you want to but alot of people think that is the only conversation to have.
    And it seems that other people seem to worry to much about your business. Like they are afraid your going to get a load up on them.
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  9. JonJon78

    JonJon78 Road Train Member

    Jul 1, 2018
    Maybe you just cant
  10. Rickp

    Rickp Medium Load Member

    Apr 14, 2016
    Even if they answer, it doesnt really mean anything. No way to know what they include unless youre looking at their calcs. I rarely give someone exact numbers unless i know the person and theres a reason for the info to be given. Otherwise i just throw out general numbers cause its none of their business.
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