Sounds to me like your numbers are good. I just can’t imagine being out here 39 days in a row. Surely you going to take some days off before getting back to it.
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My gross in August was 38.375$.
All miles 8647.
Loaded miles 6960.
Empty miles 1687.
Weekends at home.
53 flatbed Conestoga.
I use dispatch service + help them find me a load if I have time.
Out of Cleveland, OH.
I don’t think the numbers are horrible but as with anything they could always be better but by how much and is that doable on a regular basis?
Rates vary by zip code and your fixed numbers will vary by miles per year ran
If you run a smaller circle the PM might be higher but personally I like coast to coast, might not be as high but I’m not always at work
Loading and unloading can take up most of a day at each end therefore costing you time and money
I figure all my miles
miles from the time I leave home to when I get back plus any miles ran running around town to shops etc
I figure 120,000 per year
Then I take my truck and trailer payment whether I have one or not plus a per mile repair cost etc
I figure $1 per mile for all miles to 120,000 go to the truck for the above costs and anything over that $1pm is mine
And any miles over 120,000 are bonus dollars not necessary figured in to my overhead
National Flatbed Rates - DAT
I started looking at National Flatbed Rates - DAT as soon as I leased first time in 2016. Adjusted the number for my business (I feel me good if I have tendlines+0.2$ in shipper's market and around 1$ in Carriers).
So I can measure my numbers and see if we are ok.
Highly recommend to subscribe for the tendlines and look at it weekly.
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