Spot Market Rates Question.

Discussion in 'Freight Broker Forum' started by LondRanger, Oct 22, 2019.

  1. LondRanger

    LondRanger Heavy Load Member

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    I have been under contract passed 3 months and its about to expire and wanted to ask if the spot market rates are really that bad as advertised on DAT?
     
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  2. Ruthless

    Ruthless Road Train Member

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    Yup
     
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  3. LondRanger

    LondRanger Heavy Load Member

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    If you dont mind me asking, you book loads on spot market? If so what are your averages?
     
  4. LumbraX

    LumbraX Medium Load Member

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    Why would someone who makes outrageous money with hardly any work such as yourself even be considering spot market?
     
  5. blairandgretchen

    blairandgretchen Road Train Member

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    Aaaah, yeah. Not that great.

    Hilarious call from trashy agent offered $1100 on 800 miles.

    Details are not important, but it was nice that he reached out to me.
     
  6. stayinback

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    Pretty Bad- Brokers are going to get away with a lot of stuff right now- But A lot of Spot shippers are Licking chops too.

    You can Blame Everyone for getting involved in Trucking- Being an Electrician or Carpenter wasn't good enough apparently.

    Bet some of youy Drivers Wont be Here next Year- You'll Be Back Framing Walls-Or Pulling Wire.Which Your Better Off in so many ways
     
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  7. DUNE-T

    DUNE-T Road Train Member

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    Yep, horrendous,the worst I have seen since I started in 2015
     
  8. stayinback

    stayinback Road Train Member

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    Flat?
     
  9. stayinback

    stayinback Road Train Member

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    This is worse than 2008, Because at least then- We were Getting 35-40% surcharges, on $4.78 fuel.

    At least they should Raise the Fuel now, We'll be better off!!!!!!!
     
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  10. blairandgretchen

    blairandgretchen Road Train Member

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    He started off yabbering in broken English about van, not sure he understood me that well. Probably in Syria. I kid you not.

    That's about what the LS board has deteriorated to.

    I'll finish off the 800 mile bounce home as so not to encourage that behavior tomorrow.

    Buddy that runs van in SW Missouri has reflected that is about the going rate right now in general - for van, own authority.
     
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