Rate my month! How did I do as an Owner Operator?

Discussion in 'Ask An Owner Operator' started by God prefers Diesels, Sep 15, 2021.

  1. pumpkinishere

    pumpkinishere Light Load Member

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    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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  3. Vitkouski

    Vitkouski Light Load Member

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    My gross in August was 38.375$.
    All miles 8647.
    Loaded miles 6960.
    Empty miles 1687.

    4.44$/mile.
    5.51$/loaded mile.

    Weekends at home.

    53 flatbed Conestoga.
    I use dispatch service + help them find me a load if I have time.

    Out of Cleveland, OH.
     
  4. GYPSY65

    GYPSY65 Heavy Load Member

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    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
     
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  5. Vitkouski

    Vitkouski Light Load Member

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    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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  6. gentleroger

    gentleroger Road Train Member

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    TallJoe Road Train Member

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  8. CowboyTim

    CowboyTim Medium Load Member

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  9. Vitkouski

    Vitkouski Light Load Member

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  10. Midwest Trucker

    Midwest Trucker Road Train Member

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    I always thought it was brass tacks but I wasn’t about to say it wasn’t brass tax. lol.

    Funny the things we hear growing up and never know quite sure.
     
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