Seriously? Guess things are getting cutthroat

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by WrightTrucker33, Oct 19, 2021.

  1. WrightTrucker33

    WrightTrucker33 Light Load Member

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    Got sent this alert from my company today, apparently guys are doing some down low things to trailers of the Mega’s. I understand the frustration of competing against behemoths but remember I’m just pulling this cheap freight until I can get my own company off the ground.
    -Stay safe TTR family
     

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  3. LoneRanger

    LoneRanger Road Train Member

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    Nothing new, been going on since trucking started.
     
  4. Wasted Thyme

    Wasted Thyme Road Train Member

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    Cuz Fakebook always has legit rumors. LOL :rolleyes:
     
  5. MysticHZ

    MysticHZ Road Train Member

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    Two things ... first, not that it really happens that often, but why screw with another companies trailer. In the end you're not really impacting the company to any degree. But you will be making some otherwise innocent driver's day miserable. Maybe even impacting their career.

    Second don't kid yourself. The megas don't haul cheap freight. They get just as much or more than anyone else on the premium lanes. But what they do that no one else does or likes to do is pull the cheap lanes. Why, because they have to service their large national accounts. Accounts that have locations where nobody goes or wants to go.
     
  6. LoneRanger

    LoneRanger Road Train Member

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    From my understand, Swift JB hunt and other Mega’s don’t haul for less the $4 per mile on average.
     
  7. TravR1

    TravR1 Road Train Member

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    That's a lot just to have some guy show up and mow over all of your bollards.
     
  8. MysticHZ

    MysticHZ Road Train Member

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    Can't speak for today's rates ... but when I was running for Swift I tracked the rates on every lane I ran for 2 years. There were lanes where Swift was losing money after they paid me. Other lanes for the same account, they were making a killing.
     
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  9. scott180

    scott180 Heavy Load Member

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    That's normal. A big company will take the crap loads to get the sweet cream loads.
    All the driver knows is the load floats either way.
     
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  10. Moose1958

    Moose1958 Road Train Member

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    Just based on some conversations I have had. Some trailers are also being stolen. Then have the numbers painted over and used as storage buildings! I was recently part of a recovery at a local business that bought such a trailer! Most of these trailers were taken when loaded and once unloaded sold! It's estimated that at least 25% of all trailers used for storage are stolen!
     
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  11. Ffx95

    Ffx95 Road Train Member

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    Some people are scumbags. No matter how dirty a company does me I would never pull someone’s pin. People can die from that. But something also tells me it could also be a lazy rookie not checking if he high hooked and trying to save face by blaming someone else.
     
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