Need advice for line haul opportunity

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  1. evanstransport975

    evanstransport975 Bobtail Member

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    So I have an opportunity to take a mon-fri line haul. Light weight at 12k total weight(including trailer)of auto body parts, but requires a 48' enclosed trailer. Home every night. The rate they offered is $355 a day, and will be right around 445 miles. I provide truck, trailer, operating authority. They pay fuel. Does this sound like a good deal or should I run?
     
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  3. Lunatic Fringe

    Lunatic Fringe Light Load Member

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    Run far, run fast, don't look back. You'll get just under 80 cpm. I know team drivers making that who don't have to buy a truck and then pay for insurance, tires and maintenance.
     
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  4. God prefers Diesels

    God prefers Diesels Road Train Member

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    $355 per day? Let's say you burned a tank of fuel per day, and call it about $300 in diesel. That means you make $655 per day. Did you really spend the time and money to get your own numbers, and your own equipment to turn around and make $655 per day?
     
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  5. REO6205

    REO6205 Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

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    The people offering you that job think you're a moron. Don't prove them right. That rate is insulting.
     
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  6. bad-luck

    bad-luck Road Train Member

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    Too cheap! That is driver pay, you will never be able to afford to repair your truck!
     
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  7. Lazer

    Lazer Medium Load Member

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    Definitely too cheap. Even with them furnishing fuel. I am sure, if they furnish fuel, that will be with ‘strings attached’, such as you must have truck governed to a max of ‘X’ mph, no idling longer than ‘X’ number of minutes, truck must be no older than ‘X’ model years old. In other words, no running a 25 yr old large car w/8V92 opened up to triple digits.
     
  8. evanstransport975

    evanstransport975 Bobtail Member

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    Thanks for the input everyone, I was also thinking the rate was pretty low even with fuel being paid, I'm just not sure what maintaining a ram 3500 would cost at putting 116000 miles on a year.
     
  9. REO6205

    REO6205 Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

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    That's part of the problem. You really need to know what it's going to cost you to run. Until you know what your expenses are it's hard to know if you're really making a profit or just turning dollars over.
     
  10. 24kHotshot

    24kHotshot Medium Load Member

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    Barring any major repairs you are looking at a bit over a dollar a mile including fuel. +/-
     
  11. JSanborn103

    JSanborn103 Light Load Member

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    How often do you have to replace your brakes on a pickup? I’d imagine they don’t stop nearly as good as a class 8 truck and trailer.
     
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