Truck Load Rates Halt 8 Week Slide 2.0

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  1. 86scotty

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    26 for me I think, although I lose count.

    Hats off to you guys in trucking who can make it last. It is not easy.
     
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  3. TallJoe

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    Dilemma: Backhaul on empty or not to go at all...

    Load pays $3000 for 730 miles - gets offloaded Friday afternoon, so there are slim chances for a reload. It is kind of important to return home before Saturday afternoon for a social event. Drinks and laughs is something that I need in life too.

    So, it is a little over 2 per mile both ways but return on empty is a breeze on easy on equipment. I don't care about $/miles any more...or should I?

    According to the estimates (e.g. Toll Guru) after fuel and tolls I am left with $1900 - 2100 (depending if I avoid tolls) in 48 - 58 hours.
    Then on Monday, after 34 reset you can start afresh.

    Would you bother or would you relax until the end of the week?

    Hmmm.... I have to decide until morning ....
     
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  4. mp4694330

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    Empty...You earned, enjoy it !
     
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  5. Midwest Trucker

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    Why not load to Tennessee or something like that? Get unloaded earlier, and have time to bring a load back? Probably turn less miles and gross more. 3 to 500 mile range.

    I don’t know what this don’t care about dollar per mile anymore but just because your bank is filling up doesn’t mean you quit caring about the flow rate.
     
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  6. TallJoe

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    I guess I am trying to find excuses to stay.
    But dam it...I checked my Soc Sec retirement prediction...at this time when I am 62, it'll be $1100, when 65 $1745 + half of that for my wife...At that point, if only dependent on it, I'll be telling myself. You FOOL you had a time when you might have had 2 grand in two days but you were lazy SOB and now you work at Jewel - Osco and bag people's groceries.
     
  7. DUNE-T

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    Take a load to z4 for $2000 and $1000 back
     
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  8. TallJoe

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    I won't find a load to TN that picks up tomorrow and delivers on Friday that would pay enough so that I'd be left with $2 000 when return empty. Form my location to Nashville, TN is 530 miles...anything that pays over $2000 is 100-200 further east or south e.g. Chattanooga -
    I already have a juicy load lined up on Monday out of Milwaukee area. That one I don't want to jeopardize either with a would be backhaul delivery on Monday.
     
  9. TallJoe

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    @Midwest Trucker I'd rather think about revenue and what's left after fuel and tolls than rate per mile.
    It is of course important to know what a lane paying potential is, not to leave money on the table. Only then, I may want to know what $/mile I was running for. LOL. This year I have not clue what my $/mile is. I know that I have already gone past $100K mark which was the minimum goal for the first two quarters. And as with a magic wand, the formula the profits are more or less half your revenue keeps proving itself.
     
  10. TallJoe

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    Never mind... the load is gone. I may go to TN after all. LOL
     
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  11. Midwest Trucker

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    You probably don’t have time for it but CHi to Nashville 2000, DH to Memphis, come home for 3000.

    Guess you could do Columbus OH, Cin, or Louisville if you want to stay closer.
     
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