My Sammons experience

Discussion in 'Motor Carrier Questions - The Inside Scoop' started by WMGUY, Apr 13, 2012.

  1. Allan M

    Allan M Medium Load Member

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    That doesn't make sense when they have a terminal in Fontana, CA and your finding your own loads anyways.
     
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  3. lonelyswmtrucker

    lonelyswmtrucker Medium Load Member

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    sounds & seems like ur doing real well nwmaxi; that's great, looking into getting me a truck soon & leasing on with an outfit in minnesota (curtain-side) or nebraska (hopper), not sure yet which 1.
     
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  4. WMGUY

    WMGUY Road Train Member

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    August numbers

    Total Freight Bill Earnings $18,139

    Total expenses $14,490 (this includes fuel, insurance, maintenance, finance charge, my wage, trailer rent, and licensing permits and tolls.)

    Escrow for the month $ $237. total $959

    Truck Payment $3,649

    Current Balance $68,484

    loaded miles for the month 10,224

    rates seem to be down for the month and i ran harder due to the insurance deductible, but still had a decent month over all
     
  5. cpape

    cpape Desk Jockey

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    How long are you staying out for? It appears your rate per loaded mile is in the 1.80/mi range. You might consider picking a time when you can stay out for 6 weeks and try heading East. Start with a load that gets you into MN/IA/MO or further East. Then run around the Midwest/East/Southeast for a few weeks. Then grab a good paying load heading back to the NW. When you get home take 4-7 days off. I think you could bring your rate per mile up quite a bit.

    I believe you mentioned you had kids, so it might not be possible to be gone that long. I just thought I would throw the suggestion out there.
     
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  6. Boardhauler

    Boardhauler Road Train Member

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    That is a strategy that has worked very well for a friend of mine who runs his own authority. I have tenants and need to be home once a month to collect the rents & make sure they haven't destroyed the places. Sammons told me they couldn't get me home once a month. I'm waiting to see how the numbers where I ended up are going match up here.
     
  7. WMGUY

    WMGUY Road Train Member

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    Im generally home every other weekend, with kids at home im not willing to push it out,
     
  8. cpape

    cpape Desk Jockey

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    Definitely understandable.
     
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  9. milskired

    milskired Road Train Member

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    I do agree with Pape. If your planning on staying out longer tjen a ouple weeks, get out to the midwes. You would be grossing well over 2.00 dollars a mile.
     
  10. Allan M

    Allan M Medium Load Member

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    Is the $18,139 the gross revenue before Sammons has taken their cut?
     
  11. WMGUY

    WMGUY Road Train Member

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    NO that is after im about 2.25 a mile before they get theirs
     
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