Refusing loads from S. Cali to Denver

Discussion in 'Ask An Owner Operator' started by BONNEY_W, Jul 10, 2020.

  1. BONNEY_W

    BONNEY_W Bobtail Member

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    I'm reaching out to all you professional owners with a question but first a little backdrop. I've been working in the logistics world for the last 20 years and I'm based in the Denver area. I recently had someone reach out to me asking for help. It's seems their supplier is based in Pomona CA. and they are struggling to get full loads shipped to them from Pomona CA, to Denver, CO. When I asked what reasons were given to them by their shipper, the response was a bit puzzling to say the least. The reason given to them, "there was no back haul from Denver to S. Cali". I understand Hub n Spoke, etc but I'm wondering if there is something else driving this result.

    Can any professional owners out there give some feedback on this topic?
     
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  3. Lazer

    Lazer Light Load Member

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    Me being a company driver my whole career, I take a stab.
    I would say the load does not pay enough for all the bs that is California.
    It is possible that the Denver back to CA part of the trip is a very light freight lane, I have never run in that area of the country.
     
  4. daf105paccar

    daf105paccar Road Train Member

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    The rate they offer is to low to run the risk off driving empty from Denver to Pomona.
     
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    Spyro2112 Light Load Member

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  6. Long FLD

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    I bet if they paid round trip rate out of CA there’d be guys lining up to haul it.
     
  7. BONNEY_W

    BONNEY_W Bobtail Member

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    Lazer, I appreciate your time... my gut was pointing me in that direction.
     
  8. BONNEY_W

    BONNEY_W Bobtail Member

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    Spyro2112, Q- Why would you not take that load?
     
  9. BONNEY_W

    BONNEY_W Bobtail Member

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    Thank you guys for your input. I understand the national avg. rates of van, flatbed, etc Say this load is a 40K lbs, van load, weekly to Denver. Would a 2.50/m pay rate be high, low, or an average rate?
     
  10. daf105paccar

    daf105paccar Road Train Member

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    If there is no freight from Denver to Pomona.............it is not 2.50/M but 1.25/M...............which is very low.
     
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  11. uncleal13

    uncleal13 Road Train Member

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    I've been to Denver several times. Dispatchers always complained that there wasn't much for freight coming out of there.
    Only stuff I ever got was insulated styrofoam panels.
     
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