There is a load to Prudhoe Bay on the board!

Discussion in 'Landstar' started by PermanentTourist, Mar 7, 2018.

  1. PermanentTourist

    PermanentTourist Medium Load Member

    Nov 9, 2016
    48 states + Canada
    Pennsylvania to Prudhoe Bay, $18000. Just sitting there on the load board. Wtf.

    Somebody is gonna die. Some newbie is gonna be all like, ooh $18000, let's do it. And then they gonna die.
  2. uncleal13

    uncleal13 Road Train Member

    Apr 9, 2009
    Humboldt, Sk
    Easy drive, just bring chains.
    Needs another ten grand at least thou.
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  3. PermanentTourist

    PermanentTourist Medium Load Member

    Nov 9, 2016
    48 states + Canada
    Ya, no kidding. I'd do it for that much in the summer to Fairbanks, maybe, just as a tourist thing.

    But in the winter all the way up the ice truckers road for 18000, hell no.
  4. CrappieJunkie

    CrappieJunkie Wishin' I was fishin'

    Mar 9, 2014
    In a van down by the River.
    I'd do it at $18k on the winter roads just to say I did it. But I'm not an o/o.
  5. jammer910Z

    jammer910Z Road Train Member

    May 28, 2015
    It probably was $28k originally.
    The broker just took his cut for paperwork.
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  6. x1Heavy

    x1Heavy Road Train Member

    Mar 5, 2016
    White County, Arkansas
    Ok that trip one way will clock in about 85 to 95 hours roughly give or take 10. I'll call it 100 driving hours just to be conservative. So 100 hours means 70 is burnt then a 34 reset (I'll be stubborn and use American HOS and leave out the Canadian HOS... someone in Mapleland can try me on this with his or her version...)

    Call it 6 days then reset 34 hours (Driving time is 14 hour blocks midnight to midnight) So we get going again on the 9th day with another 30 or less to go. Call it 11 days, make it 13 days, one to load, one to unload usually. If the weather is bad, call it 14 days total.

    If I am in Arkansas and I want this load in PA I need two to get there and fetch it. I can be in Prudhoe Bay roughly 26th of this month to unload later or early 27th.

    Now the distance.

    You are looking at about 4600 miles give or take 200 for the haul. Call it 4800 and leave it at that.

    18000 divided against 4800 leaves 3.75 a mile.

    Fuel? ouch... fuel would come out to 5 miles to gallon, 960 gallons for the one way trip, at 3.67 Deseil as of today in Delta Junction near Fairbanks AK the fuel cost will be $3370 dollars roughly give or take

    Another 20 days idling for sleeping purposes, using 10 hours per day at call it 1.5 gallons a hour for you particulate filter using people... the old S60 515+ hp only needed maybe 1 gallon a hour at 1000 rpm maybe without all that emissions, just needed to be sure that blow by hose on the bottom is clear... 300 gallons $1100 dollars. Call it $4500 in fuel all done.

    Driver pay. 4800 times .60 (You are not giving this to some .32 a mile chump from orientation...) 2900 roughly for him. So now we are at 4500 plus 2900 = $7400 so far.

    Now to get a Alaska plate it's 20 dollars for a commercial Trailer and about 680 or so for a commercial tractor 2019 model year. (You are not sending a junker truck on this one...) Call it 700 dollars.

    8200 done SPENT.

    So much for that 18000. We got 9000 left... $1.87 a mile net?

    It's probably negative when you toss in usual insurance, truck payments and the usual sundry.

    18000 is not enough for one way. I'll require about 40,000 to do this run and for that kind of money tighten up the delivery with a team to 7 days loaded and empty.
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  7. PermanentTourist

    PermanentTourist Medium Load Member

    Nov 9, 2016
    48 states + Canada
    Well, Heavy, that's a lot of math.

    First of all, nobody's talking about dead heading there from Arkansas. That would be silly.
    Also, what are you driving that gets 5 miles per gallon and why are you driving that?

    Anyway, I was thinking of doing this in the summer, teaming it with my girlfriend just for permanent tourist s**** and giggles. Just to Anchorage of Fairbanks though, I'm not about to lose all my nice Michelin tires on that dirt road to oily bay. Nobody is saying that this is the most profitable thing I could be doing, but I bet I can have a nice vacation/adventure out of it and still make some money.
  8. thelushlarry

    thelushlarry Road Train Member

    Jan 9, 2012
    glasgow ky
    I think you will come out with a $2.37 loss. When you figure truck getting froze up. Plus one truck repair.
  9. PermanentTourist

    PermanentTourist Medium Load Member

    Nov 9, 2016
    48 states + Canada
    In the summer, man. In the summer, when the Sun never sets in the North. But I like your Precision, exactly $2.37 of loss. Still a pretty cheap vacation.
  10. not4hire

    not4hire Road Train Member

    May 16, 2012
    You would think that, but given the route and the wide variety of unpredictable potential events, I wouldn't. If it doesn't make sense from a business perspective, i.e., you're going to make money, don't do it. If it does make money and you want to take your girlfriend, then by all means. Way too many times I have seen people approach similar situations and all they end up with is a REALLY expensive trip and a lot of frustration. (Last guy it cost $18,000)

    A much better option is make enough money to take just a holiday; drive, fly, bike, take a cruise, etc. Way more enjoyable and no stress.
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