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Discussion in 'Ask An Owner Operator' started by blairandgretchen, Dec 10, 2014.

  1. God prefers Diesels

    God prefers Diesels Road Train Member

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    I am not hauling this, but how would you price it? Doesn't say over height, but at 12'2" wide, I'm sure it's over 8'6", even though it says flatbed is okay. But for argument's sake, let's say it's only over width.

    Looks like you need one escort in Oklahoma, and in Texas you can get a single use permit to move a building for $15.

    This is just for fun, so anyone can answer when they have time and feel like it. I'm just wondering what the grownups would do. Here's the load:

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  3. dirthaller

    dirthaller Heavy Load Member

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    Could be a disassembled building (fabricated steel)?
     
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  4. God prefers Diesels

    God prefers Diesels Road Train Member

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    Possibly. That would certainly bring in below height. But what I posted was all the information they sent. It was just another one of the million spam emails that brokers send. They did include their price, and I'll post that later.
     
  5. blairandgretchen

    blairandgretchen Road Train Member

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    Let's say I'm under my own numbers, so 100% figures. Hypothetical Blair also uses a permit service.

    KS - 20, OK - 50, TX 62 + 3 times 22 for order = $198.

    1 Escort OK, 288 miles from Wichita to TX/OK line $1.65 mile = $475.20

    630 mile run at $6/mile $3,780

    Total of $4,453.20 - Add 5% for wiggle room, additional. miles -

    $4,675.

    Do I win the jar of jellybeans?

    I might start the negotiations at $5900, and let them feel like they got a deal with $4700 bottom dollar. After all, it leaves you with $3,780 for a lazy Friday pick, Monday drop that shouldn't take more than 2 days if you can get rolling on Friday.
     
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    Reason for edit: Added thought.
  6. Siinman

    Siinman Road Train Member

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    Would this be a winter rate or just anytime rate? Guessing just a regular quote without considering bad weather?
     
  7. blairandgretchen

    blairandgretchen Road Train Member

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    A bit of both - the shorter days put a cramp on productivity if you can't run continuous travel. Over the weekend on something this small in those 3 states, I'd only watch for bad weather in KS and OK. Research that before booking too.
     
  8. staceydude

    staceydude Heavy Load Member

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    Is there still a width restriction on 35 south of OK City where the construction is? Wasn’t it 10’ or 12’ ?

    I haven’t been through there lately.
     
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  9. blairandgretchen

    blairandgretchen Road Train Member

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    Maybe so - that's why I'd throw the 5, maybe 10% on top for additional miles incurred. It was 12W restricted a couple of months back I recall.
     
  10. God prefers Diesels

    God prefers Diesels Road Train Member

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    Thanks. They had it for $3,400. I figured it was low, but wasn't sure how much.
     
  11. blairandgretchen

    blairandgretchen Road Train Member

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    About $6/ mile all in, or thereabouts. AND, you have to assume they're lowballing it a little to make some $$. ??

    I'm sure there's guys that would be in for that, know a cheaper escort - say for $350 - order permits themselves or have blankets, and it may suit them to run it.

    Hats off to them - we all have our price.

    Note - I'd have to be in at $5500-$6000 on the Landstar board to hit my estimated figures. And a LS agent would shop it to an outside carrier for the $4500 figure and make a little more on the deal.

    Anybody else want to weigh in? Interesting discussion I thought.
     
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