Truck Load Rates Halt 8 Week Slide 2.0

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

  1. PPDCT

    PPDCT Road Train Member

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    Thanks, man. And yeah - wife drug me up to MN almost five years ago. I'm still adjusting, lol. Be good to get back down that way, I haven't been back since 2018.

    Hope you guys are doing well.
     
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  3. JimmyTwoTimes

    JimmyTwoTimes Light Load Member

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    I will admit that sometimes I read those threads and just think "why bother" when it comes to replying, but for me I've been super busy with how crazy the market has been so I just have less time to post.

    I will say I'm really curious as to what is in store for this section of the forum when the market eventually declines. If memory serves, it was filled with posts about broker transparency and marches to Washington last April when the market dipped.
     
  4. DUNE-T

    DUNE-T Road Train Member

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    Went to a Wabash dealership today to check on some warranty work.
    While chatting with the service advisor, he said if I order a new dry van trailer right now, I will be getting it next April or May :mad:
     
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  5. TallJoe

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    how much do they want, $35-38K?
     
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  6. DUNE-T

    DUNE-T Road Train Member

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    I did not even ask
     
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  7. TallJoe

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    I don't know when the truck load rates will start to slide. Maybe they already did at some areas but then they also resurged in other areas. It'll be hard to readjust when they do slide for real. And by seeing all this equipment bought up everywhere now, it may be awhile before the next slide halts. So I keep myself busy, thinking that when the party is over, at least I won't have regrets of not making the most of it. This week I am running on recaps. I have only 8.5 hours left on my 70 and 48 hours to drive 1000 miles to unload the freight which I'll pick up in an a few hours. That's all right, after midnight I'll be given back 11 hours from last Monday and then after tomorrow's midnight another 12 hours.
    Those latest changes of HOS, redefining sleeper split provisions help my revenue too.
     
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  8. 86scotty

    86scotty Road Train Member

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    Yep, it’s just like home brew heater threads in the Fall amd home brew AC threads in the Spring.
     
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  9. Brettj3876

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    Congrats on that scoot. My parents hit #39 this past month and haven't killed each other yet
     
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  10. Midwest Trucker

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    My Mom/Dad are going to hit 44 yrs in September. Like you said, hadn’t killed each other......YET. LOL Boy they had some doozy of arguments when I was a kid. They’ve mellowed over time. ;)
     
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  11. SteveScott

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    Marriage is hard work. My wife and I will celebrate our 32nd this year, and there have been plenty of bumps in the road. It's too easy today to call it quits in marriage, or just about anything.
     
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