Rates are crashing and fuel to the moon!

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  1. Dave_in_AZ

    Dave_in_AZ Road Train Member

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    Most are probably too busy doing short haul to post.
     
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  3. DUNE-T

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    My o/o started on Monday and finishing up this morning

    OH-TN 520 miles $1450
    TN -MI 680 miles $1650
    MI-TN 620 miles $1600
    TN-MI 615 miles $1800
    2435 miles, plus 300 miles deadhead counting from and to home yard, so total $6500 on 2735 miles.

    I did even worse. Monday spent all day at home doing repairs, Tuesday morning could not book anything decent and only in the afternoon a broker called me offering $1400 on 520 miles to WI, got an extra $100 out of him, so with deadhead ended up being 600 miles for $1500.
    Eau Claire, WI was absolutely dead, ended up deadheading 160 miles to get loaded to IA. 300 miles for $1050.
    Then booked IA back to MI for $1500 on 500 miles.
    Total for the week $4050 on 3 days of work and 1670 miles including deadhead.

    I am taking the rest of the month off and going to Europe lol
    Gotta recharge before getting into this again, the spot market is mentally exhausting right now
     
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  8. pete781693

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    It is too bad that some desperate person or some mega will probably take that rate. If a struggling O/O takes it, they will pocket the money and take another cheap load with goal of pocketing cash while not making truck payments. Rinse and repeat until the truck is repossessed.
     
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  9. JonJon78

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    I figured they all musta found a side gig aka side hustle.
     
  10. JonJon78

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    I might have to try and wiggle myself into that short haul lane, maybe when I find that special connection...

    Had 10 new Michelin's put on the truck, oil change, yearly inspection, and got it washed this week. Bill was about $8k for everything...

    Not sure what I was thinking though, you know with the sky falling ( from what I hear on here ) maybe I could have blew that money on something else more productive.
     
  11. Dave_in_AZ

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    You must go to Connecticut then.
     
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