Truck Load Rates Halt 8 Week Slide 2.0

Discussion in 'Freight Broker Forum' started by Scooter Jones, Mar 7, 2020.

  1. Brettj3876

    Brettj3876 Road Train Member

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    The only freight paying half way decent coming back out is all the way up to Hollis Center Maine. Water usually 2.00-2.20 on a good day

    Been around 6 months since i was up that far north

    Edit: out of the mega brokers TQL I don't have any qualms with other than when we first pulled for them they cancelled 2x. Their rates are above avg. Us Express and swift. Have yet to pull a jb or Schneider load. Last weekend TQL called us but we didn't have a truck for em. Last minute load im sure they would of paid out the ###
     
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  3. Scooter Jones

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    All I can say is get ready to wear a mask on site at shippers and receivers. I'm noticing an uptick in businesses requiring one.
     
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  4. Scooter Jones

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    Yes, the market is brisk right now.
     
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  5. Freddy57

    Freddy57 Heavy Load Member

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    About half of the places I have been recently have signs on the door...no mask, no entry.
     
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  6. DUNE-T

    DUNE-T Road Train Member

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    I can't count how many brokers have hung up on me today after calling on my posted truck.
    It's the last day of the month plus it's the week before the 4th of July, c'mon, what do you expect? Run the truck for February rates? Especially since freight volume usually drops drastically right after the 4th.
     
  7. loudtom

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    Some places require PPE, but I don't hear anybody boycotting them.
     
  8. Midwest Trucker

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    I certainly would. I had a guy quit last week because the shipper made him where a mask. I didn’t make him do anything btw. I wouldnt make anyone who works for me do anything that I wouldn’t do. Long story short he got so pissed he said to hell with trucking and literally drove it home and quit. Can’t say I blame him even though it totally messes up my capacity.

    It’s freaking hilarious especially today. All these pin head brokers that got used to the dollar haulers are so mad right now. I love it.
     
  9. PPDCT

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    Good for you, man. I started to sense the turn, and I've been working it. It's paying off big the last few days. The last week was better than the first two of this month, combined. I've put up a pretty solid number of loads. I'll have to look at my numbers here in a few, but I'm pretty pleased.
     
  10. Midwest Trucker

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    Excellent!
     
  11. loudtom

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    But is anybody boycotting businesses because they require reflective vests, hard hats, steel toes, and safety goggles?
     
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