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Discussion in 'Heavy Haul Trucking Forum' started by User666, Sep 22, 2020.

  1. User666

    User666 Light Load Member

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    I have this posted in two other places here until I found this sub-forum. This was probably the best place to post this but I just found it. So, not sure if it's ok to post the same thread in multiple sections. If it's not I apologize. Anyway, I'm looking to pull some oversize but I don't want to butcher the rates. Since I'm new to this, I'm asking for help in determining rates for loads that are under 12' wide and less than 13'6" high. I want to avoid anything well over my head that involve pilots, surveys etc etc. Just looking to handle the "baby" stuff and the occasional overweight load. I can scale 48k but sometimes there's opportunity to handle a 50k load etc etc. Where's a good place to start on rate determination? Should I be quoting by RPM, per axle, dimensions etc?
     
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  3. TripleSix

    TripleSix God of Roads

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    How much O/O flatbed experience do you have?

    See, here's the problem with your question: There isn't one fast rule that will cover everything you're asking. So, how do you come up with your rates for the legal dim loads? Say for example, from ClevelandOH to PuebloCO, 48k on the wagon, no tarp...how much would you charge?

    I myself have a day rate. How many days would it take for you to run that load? For a small oversized load on a standard flat or step, add an extra day. For a specialized trailer, that's going to be much tougher to get a load for out of a dead zone, double the rate, because you are going to have one hell of a bounce out of there.
     
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  4. User666

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    Thanks for the input. I've been running under my own numbers for a couple years and was leased on for a few before that. I calculate my rates similarly while taking in other considerations. I wouldn't be doing anything over height nor anything over 12' wide. Just minor moves with the occasional OW. Personally, it's a ton of hassle and don't really have an interest in it. It's just I'm getting a lot of requests to do it.
     
  5. TripleSix

    TripleSix God of Roads

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    K. For a small OSOW, figure out your rate and then add 1/3 your usual rate to cover the “hassle.”

    Luck in battle.
     
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  6. User666

    User666 Light Load Member

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    Sounds like a good plan. Thanks again.
     
  7. beastr123

    beastr123 Road Train Member

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    Over 10ft I would add 10% to my mileage for permit routing and over 12ft add 20%.
    That 1/3 added may be enough except from mid Nov through to mid Mar because you are daylight restricted. It is harder to make anything when you only have 8 or 9 hours to work.
     
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  8. brianv31

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    I would add 10% to the miles on the route you would normally run and $100/state for permits
     
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