Saw a truck today offering $1.05 a miles for owner operators. I'm still laughing

Discussion in 'Ask An Owner Operator' started by scoobertdoo, Jul 23, 2021.

  1. scoobertdoo

    scoobertdoo Light Load Member

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    Who the hell would run o/o for $1.05 a mile?
     
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  3. MLC Adventures

    MLC Adventures Medium Load Member

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    Power only? Bunch have, and for less, not that long ago.
     
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  4. scoobertdoo

    scoobertdoo Light Load Member

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    Idiots.
     
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  5. Midwest Trucker

    Midwest Trucker Road Train Member

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    I can’t even get people to pull for 2/mi. It is astounding that so many do for not much over a buck per mile.
     
  6. TallJoe

    TallJoe Road Train Member

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    Maybe the ad was old.

    The rationale, or the absence of, of running 1 dol per mile ( literally or metaphorically) depends on the context of
    1. Good times vs bad times. Short vs long term.
    2. backhaulong vs deadheading
    3. Doing it permanently - that's nonsense
    4. Complete dismissal, justified by financial strength
    5. Complete dismissal by ability to #### further than one can see
     
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  7. Don379

    Don379 Medium Load Member

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    Doesn’t the truck burn a dollar a mile in fuel?
     
  8. Ruthless

    Ruthless Road Train Member

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    Oughtn’t
    $3.30/5mpg =$0.66
     
  9. Don379

    Don379 Medium Load Member

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    Dam no money left in profits
     
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  10. scoobertdoo

    scoobertdoo Light Load Member

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    By running expenses are at least a dollar a mile
     
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  11. Ruthless

    Ruthless Road Train Member

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    At $1.05 you’re right about that!
     
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