New owner operators getting paid 1.05 loaded miles plus fuel surcharge and .90 empty miles.

Discussion in 'Ask An Owner Operator' started by pumpkinishere, Apr 21, 2021.

  1. blairandgretchen

    blairandgretchen Road Train Member

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    I keep getting load alerts for what I assume is either Fed Ex, Saia or Estes, out of almost any major hub - on the LS board.

    The $ works out to $1.78/mile all miles round trip to the truck - pulling hazmat/doubles.

    I’m not interested in it, but if I was in need of steady revenue as you may be, I’d consider it.

    Now - if you say something about doubles or hazmat being scary or perilous, then that’s all the advice I’m going to share.
     
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  3. BackwoodsGA

    BackwoodsGA Road Train Member

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    That's getting it deep no lube.I did better than that 30 year's ago.
     
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  4. joey8686

    joey8686 Light Load Member

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    Yea the rates haven’t changed much since then, but everything else has....
     
  5. Brettj3876

    Brettj3876 Road Train Member

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    Containers were pretty much that 30 years ago.
     
  6. GYPSY65

    GYPSY65 Medium Load Member

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    You need to figure out your operating costs and figure in a truck payment even if it’s paid for as one day you will need $$ for either repairs or a new one

    I figure the first $1 per mile for all miles not just loaded miles goes to my truck so anything over that is my pay

    At $1.20 That leaves you $0.20 to drive plus headaches


    As mentioned percentage means nothing

    I get 90% but I’ve been talking with a driver at LS and it seems even with their larger take that the numbers are closer than the 17% swing
     
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