Pay Rate

Discussion in 'Expediter and Hot Shot Trucking Forum' started by Miroh, Jun 3, 2019.

  1. Miroh

    Miroh Light Load Member

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    I'm not sure if this will get much advice or not but how much does one usually charge to haul freight? I'm wanting to reach out to local companies but I honestly have no clue what to say as far as rates go.

    I've been using a dispatch company that has had its ups and downs but it's still early in my career. But the freight has been anywhere from $1.50 to $3.20. There is such a huge margin that I dont really know where to start when trying to branch out.

    Thanks for any advice.
     
  2. Eddiec

    Eddiec Medium Load Member

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    You can subscribe to transportation load board such as DAT. They have a feature that shows the rate for a particular lane you may be interested in.
     
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  3. Lite bug

    Lite bug Medium Load Member

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    It does fluctuate that much. While you are using a dispatch company they have guys calling them all the time then they will go to the load board, then it depends on a lot of factors. Personally today i generated $700 worked 6 hours ran less than 200 miles. Now I am loaded for tomorrow I will rum about 300 miles for $900 all miles are from my house out to pick up, drop, and back home. I run my state and surrounding states. I used to run with a dispatch company but they all think about running from point A to B and not running local. And different parts of the country have different rates. When you know enough brokers you can choose where and when to run.
     
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  4. Miroh

    Miroh Light Load Member

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    I'll have to check it out. Thank you!

    Yeah that is what I was thinking. I'm trying to figure out a set pay for local companies here when I have a hard time finding loads to take me out a few weeks.

    And yeah, dispatchers are only finding them one way but that works for me as I stay out 2 weeks at least before coming home. But sometimes I end up sitting while I wait for them to find me something else.
     
  5. Lite bug

    Lite bug Medium Load Member

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    Sounds normal. How close are you to Cincinnati?
     
  6. Miroh

    Miroh Light Load Member

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    About....700 miles lol. But I found some good runs around the northeast so I plan to head back up as soon as I can. I'm from Georgia.
     
  7. Lite bug

    Lite bug Medium Load Member

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    I am sorry, South Georgia right? I talked with you a couple months back.
     
  8. Miroh

    Miroh Light Load Member

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    Yes sir you did! I ended up going with a small dispatch company in the south area.
     
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