New truck list I'm looking at..

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    joseph1853 Medium Load Member

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    10/4. Good stuff. Thank you.
     
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    joseph1853 Medium Load Member

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    Right, unfortunately, my crystal ball didn't tell me of the coming price increases or I would have responded differently. But yeah I wish I would have bought a truck before this all happened.
     
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    Copy that.
     
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    Yes sir.
     
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    slow.rider Road Train Member

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    Today's high prices should get covered fairly quickly by the high rates. Its a bad time to replace equipment but it's a good time to add equipment. Compare paying an extra 10k now versus how much income you'd lose by waiting 6 months. I think buying now is the way to go.
     
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    Makes sense to me. No way around it really. Typically when freight rates go up so do truck prices. It's just we have a double whammy effect being the shortage of used trucks due to the shortage of new trucks.
     
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    Their last trip from South Carolina to Idaho , they got 3.6 MPG

    doing a couple of regens isn’t going to be noticeable on the fuel use.

    and they usually get $9.50-10.00 a loaded mile.
    Couldn’t believe they came back from Idaho to Florida empty, but they had another load waiting back in Jacksonville headed to Austin Texas at $10 a mile.

    Couple months back they deadheaded 5 hours, loaded some oversize and hauled it 3 hours, unloaded and deadheaded 8 hours back home. Was a load that had had had to get to the port and be loaded on a ship that was leaving, Musta paid real good,
     
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    Dang, must be nice, getting $10 dollars a mile. But I bet running those oversized loads is stressful, to put it mildly.
     
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