Some loads are better than others.

Discussion in 'Ask An Owner Operator' started by jbatmick, Oct 26, 2012.

  1. Oscar the KW

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    Deals like this are out there, more than you think, and from what I have seen this one is on the low end of the pay scale. But I would still do it.
     
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  3. HaulnHorses

    HaulnHorses Light Load Member

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    I wouldnt strap it for 1/2 a mile
     
  4. snowman01

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    I talked to a guy a number of years ago that was running Keebler Cookie loads in PA. Plant to Plant I think he said, short haul and he was making $4/mile at it. Super light and paid super good. They are out there but just not that common
     
  5. jbatmick

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    Did not strap it, and it is true. I get quite a few loads that pay 200 bucks [ my minimum ] for less than 10 miles.
    As Oscar said, there are good deals out there, just have to work hard, find the shippers who are willing to pay for good service, then do them a good job. You have to not follow the crowd, but be prepared to do whatever it takes to get the job done. I just posted the info on the 1/2 mile load because it was so good, better than average.
     
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  6. SHC

    SHC Spoiled Rotten Brat O/O

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    My favorite is when the Air Force calls up and wants equipment moved on base. Those take all day but pay a weeks worth of wages ;)
     
  7. snowman01

    snowman01 Road Train Member

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    I once moved an empty plywood box about 6ft long by 3ft square from LA to Salt Lake City. The only thing on the flatbed and the defense contractor wanted their box back. I'd have driven up there and built them one for less than it cost to move that but whatever.
     
  8. Irv

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    So you are still sticking with the claim that you loaded 12 boards in 5 minutes ?
     
  9. jbatmick

    jbatmick Road Train Member

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    Yessir, they are already staged in 2 lines, I pull in between the lines, they place 3 on 1 side of the flat, move to the other side of the trailer, put all 6 on that side, then go back to the other side and place the other 3.
     
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