RV Transporters

Discussion in 'Expediter and Hot Shot Trucking Forum' started by GreyBeardGuy, Jun 15, 2019.

  1. GreyBeardGuy

    GreyBeardGuy Bobtail Member

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    Anybody hauling RV’s on this site? Just wondering how the pay was.
     
  2. jeffman164

    jeffman164 Medium Load Member

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    I own and drive a haul and tow myself. I do well but get double loaded back from runs 90% of the time . Single pick up drivers - I don't see how they do it. Entering slow time of the season right now though. It is cyclical.
     
  3. GreyBeardGuy

    GreyBeardGuy Bobtail Member

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    I thought about getting a truck and trailer to haul multiple units.
     
  4. NightHawk365

    NightHawk365 Light Load Member

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    Pinnacle quoted me 1.10-$1.25 per loaded mile. No indication as to how the miles are calculated. There are a slew of fees that they want to take out of the settlement as well. Portion of the email is pasted below... Sounds like a cheap way to get your stuff moved, but not so good for the guy moving it....

    Driver Requirements are:

    2 years verifiable OTR experience with at least a 30ft trailer

    If you are a CDL driver, we will need 10 years work history

    If you are NON CDL drivers, will need 3 years work history


    Truck Requirements are:

    2005 or newer – if older may be considered for approval with pictures of all 4 sides of vehicle.

    ¾ HD or 1 ton pickup, prefer diesel but will accept gas

    5th Wheel hitch and a bumper hitch with a 2” ball and a 2-5/16” ball


    Pay Information:

    Pay is by the loaded mile with No pay for deadhead miles

    Current rate is: $1.11 - $ 1.25 again this for loaded miles only

    Avg miles is 1500 – 2000 loaded per week

    We advance 50% upfront at time of dispatch

    Final pay is completed the same day of delivery if paperwork is received by the cut off time

    All monies owed are loaded to a EFS Mastercard which is issued at Orientation


    Other General information:

    Application are all done online through Tenstreet and you are contacted within 24 – 48 hrs. after we receive the application

    We follow all DOT rules for Hours of Service – we comply with the 70 hr. / 8 day rule

    Logs are done through Keep truckin app which is downloaded to your smart phone or a tablet that has wi-fi connection

    Trailer pickup is available 24 hr./7 days a week

    This is a NON Forced dispatch, you pick the loads you want to take and you pick your home-time.

    Minimum load requirement each month is 4 to stay active
     
  5. jeffman164

    jeffman164 Medium Load Member

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    Two and three trailers moved at one time pay more.
     
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  6. GreyBeardGuy

    GreyBeardGuy Bobtail Member

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    Pretty big investment with needing both the power unit and a trailer. Sounds like empty is not paid. That sucks!
     
  7. 24kHotshot

    24kHotshot Light Load Member

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    Might as well get a trailer that can pick up RVs and cars at that point and avoid a lot of the empty miles.
     
  8. GreyBeardGuy

    GreyBeardGuy Bobtail Member

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    Agreed, still thinking about it!
     
  9. MrEd

    MrEd Road Train Member

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    Not getting deadhead pay is fairly common for owner operators in any segment of the transportation industry. You just need to get an honest answer as to what the deadhead percentage is and see where everything averages out compared to your operating expenses. Also, if you are running with some of these RV companies, backhauls are not an option. They do not even look for backhauls. They want you to get on back and get another RV. To them, backhauls are a waste of their time. And your contract may stipulate that you cant find backhauls yourself and haul it under their numbers.
     
  10. jeffman164

    jeffman164 Medium Load Member

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    True dat. You won't get rich but the money is decent. Find company that lets you get backhauls and pound the brokers for more $. Have a bottom line for backhaul price and stick to it . I am talking haul and tow and low boys for backhauls. Single pull is pretty nonexistent.
     
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