mercer transportation

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

  1. sbaumann14

    sbaumann14 Heavy Load Member

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    I live in northern WI. I park my truck at my mechanics shop 60 miles away. Whenever i go there to get truck in winter, i always have 3 aluminum turkey roasting pans, 2 bags of charcoal, and a bottle of starting fluid for the charcoal. Gelled up? Fill up the pans. One under each fuel tank, one up under the hood offset from the pan. Come back in an hour and a half. Starts right up. Usually i dont have a problem cause i know whats coming. Last week had truck plugged in and she fired right up at -18. Filled her up with #1 the week before.
    Just makes me want bbq for the next week though.
     
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  2. mtoo

    mtoo Road Train Member

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    Trying to post to early in morning
     
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  3. mtoo

    mtoo Road Train Member

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    X2 that's how I did it in Mt and Wy before I bought a house with land
     
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  4. Cabinover101

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    Hopefully you don't have to do the BBQ pans everyday :violent3: think that would get old, but that is a great idea.
     
  5. sbaumann14

    sbaumann14 Heavy Load Member

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    Only once per year maybe
     
  6. T One T

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    Just out of the blue.....what’s the Van rates at Mercer nowadays?! Is it worth talking to them this year after MATS?
    ......popcorn time......
     
  7. spyder7723

    spyder7723 Road Train Member

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    I would guess the same as van rates at any other % pay company. Van rates suck no matter what the name is on the side of your truck.
     
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  8. T One T

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    I’ve heard...
    Unfortunate times for sure.
     
  9. RStewart

    RStewart Road Train Member

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    I have a friend that pulls a van at Mercer and he's not doing bad considering the market. I don't remember his rate though.

    It's not bad on the spot market. I averaged $1.97 a mile last year and it was a down year. Not the best but it wasn't too bad. Spot is fixing to take off again and should last until 3Q of 2021. Looking forward to a good ride. Open deck is already taking off.
     
  10. T One T

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    That’s decent...1.97 all miles right? If so that’s definitely good considering some of their DH miles are a lot sometimes.
    Last year, I was being told pretty honestly from someone at Mercer that average was1.65 - 1.75 loaded. I just couldn’t pull the trigger on that.
     
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