O/O Is $1.10 per mile good for an local run

Discussion in 'Ask An Owner Operator' started by KCMclan, May 26, 2013.

  1. KCMclan

    KCMclan Bobtail Member

    Feb 10, 2011
    baltimore, md
    hey guys new here, trying to look for an job here in maryland, and saw a container work off of the baltimore port. Is this a good job?

    • Regional rates apply up to 200 Miles
    • $1.10 per Mile over 200 Miles Loaded
    • $.85 per Mile over 200 Miles Empty
    • All Tolls Reimbursed-most at 100%
    • Excellent Fuel Surcharge Paid at time of Settlement on all miles
    • Bonus Programs Available
    • Extra Pay for Haz-Mat
  2. gokiddogo

    gokiddogo Road Train Member

    Mar 5, 2012
    Ontario Canada
    How much for less than 200 miles? Excellent fuel surcharge means how much per mile? Need ALL the numbers. Remember your fuel at 6 mpg and $4/g = .65 per mile. Every mile. Your pay is x per mile, same as what you would make driving someone else's truck. Now you still have repairs, tires, payments, insurance. It does not sound like enough. Don't make a decision until you know what your costs will be. Insurance could be 5,000, could be 20,000. Have absolutely everything on paper before moving forward with this.
    DrtyDiesel and Container Hauler Thank this.
  3. Diesel Dave

    Diesel Dave Last Few of the OUTLAWS

    Jan 20, 2010
    Hesperia, Ca.
    You got to be kidding !!!!!! Is that what the pay is for hauling cans and spending 2 hours @ the port picking them up ? Must be the "east coast" rate.
  4. 379exhd

    379exhd Road Train Member

    Jun 25, 2012
    rolling through hell
    I wouldn't do it. Let's say you run 200 miles at a 1.10/mile +fsc. If fsc is .65 your running for 1.75/mile not bad right? WRONG! You factor your costs during start up on the number of miles you run more miles less you need per mile to break even. If you run short and only run 400/day that's 2000 miles per week or 8000/month. That's less than 16k per month which doesnt go far after insurance plates maintaince etc etc. It all adds up. I would request at least $500 on less than 200 miles that's what I bill customers that's what a minimum usually runs for a full truckload. Somtiems more sometimes less but I'm talking an average. Comes out to 2.50/mile lot better than 1.10+fsc. And think about what .70/mile adds up to at the end of a 96000 mile year? Big difference isn't it?
  5. snowwy

    snowwy Road Train Member

    Jul 6, 2009
    in the mountains you will burn up more fuel then in the flatlands.

    if you own the truck and trialer then it might be doable. but most of us won't run for less then 2. and most of them really want 2.50.
  6. Cat sdp

    Cat sdp . .

    Apr 8, 2012
    Orion's Belt
    The rate is way low. Ever wonder why you see some of the-rattiest tractors running containers. Those kinda rates are why.
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  7. 379exhd

    379exhd Road Train Member

    Jun 25, 2012
    rolling through hell
    Sad thing is it used to not be that way. Back when fuel was cheap my uncle ran containers out of Charleston. 3 days a week when fuel was cheap and made good money doing it. Granted he is a diesel mechanic maintained his own truck and new how to run it but he got out of it when fuel went up and they didn't want to pay more. I contacted an intermodal company when I lived down in South Carolina guy flat told me he had a driver that made more on detention one day than driving and they weren't happy about it. I just told him let them hold us up all day 10 hours at $75/hour can't complain about $750/day for doing nothing but twiddling your thumbs.
  8. dude6710

    dude6710 Road Train Member

    Mar 26, 2010
    Why fix it if its not dot? Brokers don't care what it looks like.
  9. jbourque

    jbourque Heavy Load Member

    Oct 25, 2012
    south english iowa
    not enough money for the time and trouble
  10. gokiddogo

    gokiddogo Road Train Member

    Mar 5, 2012
    Ontario Canada
    Whether you own your equipment outright or are making payments, should not make a difference on the rate. That old, paid for truck, will eventually need to be replaced with something.
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