Rate to charge as O/O hauling containers.

Discussion in 'Ask An Owner Operator' started by HoursLogistics, Jan 21, 2022.

  1. HoursLogistics

    HoursLogistics Bobtail Member

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    I’m a new O/O with a semi truck. If I lease onto a carrier and I haul containers driving 220 miles round trip, what’s the average rate I should charge? Anyone charging by the mile or by the load?
     
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  3. Midwest Trucker

    Midwest Trucker Road Train Member

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    What are your total expenses? That’ll help you know what to charge.
     
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  4. Ruthless

    Ruthless Road Train Member

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    If you lease onto a carrier, chances are you’re not charging anything. They’re paying you what they’re gonna pay you: you can take it or leave it/
     
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  5. 86scotty

    86scotty Road Train Member

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    Yep, and to answer the question one would need a lot more info anyway.
     
  6. DUNE-T

    DUNE-T Road Train Member

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    Do you know how much you need to operate?
     
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  7. Bodella

    Bodella Bobtail Member

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    Definitely take the time to know your cost! As you get more experience you’ll discover hidden cost. When you add what you want to take home for the mile don’t sell yourself short…you should be paid as much as the best company drivers in your industry make. If you undercut your doing harm to you and the people in the business
     
  8. bonder45

    bonder45 Road Train Member

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    I like to start my rates at $135 / hour for 100% steady work up to $165 / hour for random jobs.
     
  9. Badmon

    Badmon Heavy Load Member

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    Where you live?
     
  10. bonder45

    bonder45 Road Train Member

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    North Dakota.
     
  11. goga

    goga Heavy Load Member

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    By the day. I look at what I'm making a day.. no miles, hrs or any other measure considered.
     
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