Truck Load Rates Halt 8 Week Slide 2.0

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

  1. Freddy57

    Freddy57 Heavy Load Member

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    I'm sitting near Kansas City going nowhere fast. I have been outbid on everything all day long. Going to go on home tonight and regroup.
     
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  3. rollin coal

    rollin coal Road Train Member

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    Grocery business still booming. Your better paying van freight now, as things slow down in that segment, is most likely to be headed to a grocery DC.
     
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  4. loudtom

    loudtom Heavy Load Member

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    I'm trying to negotiate a lower rate with brokers and they aren't budging.
     
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  5. TallJoe

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    I told the broker to give me extra $500 for a surfboard because I wanted to learn how to ride the waves too. He said that $200 should buy me one that's good enough for starters. It will be a cheap surfboard but I agreed. Now, I am hesitant to spend the money on it after all because there is no way I could stand on it let alone ride it. So if I don't buy it then I should return the money to the broker.
     
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  6. SteveScott

    SteveScott Road Train Member

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    I remember the short bottles in the early to mid 60's, then after that they only had the long necks. Not sure if they discontinued the shorties or what.
     
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  7. SteveScott

    SteveScott Road Train Member

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    Get a surfboard at Costco. You can try it out for a couple months, and if you don't like it you can return it. Costco has a stupid return policy. They take anything back in any condition, even without a receipt. I use to make deliveries at Costco, and they have huge sections of their back warehouse set aside just to hold returns. People would buy a new BBQ for a holiday weekend, then return it the following week.
     
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  8. TallJoe

    TallJoe Road Train Member

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    I could try but I'll never get as good as @Scooter Jones at it. I wonder how much money he spent on his surfboard....
     
  9. 062

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    Reefer is still strong on the lane that I run.
     
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  10. Midwest Trucker

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    My week was totally F’d for various reasons but I thought things were still fairly solid @DUNE-T ?

    Some softness here and there but overall good. Per mile was down 12 cents but I figured it was more due to some of this weeks “hiccups” bringing my average down.
     
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  11. DUNE-T

    DUNE-T Road Train Member

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    I see load volumes dropped pretty much in half everywhere and Northeast has really dried up.
    I also did alright ratewise, but it took a lot of work, I kinda started to forget what's it like, working hard to get good money lol
     
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