Truck Load Rates Halt 8 Week Slide 2.0

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  1. TallJoe

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    BTW
    There is a very good movie about a family's lumberjack business in Oregon with Paul Newman and Henry Fonda "Sometimes, a great notion".
    Here is the trailer
     
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  3. SteveScott

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    It will never happen. There are too many carriers based on the west coast that use lumber loads to just cover fuel costs heading back to California. It's a really sweet deal for the lumber companies.
     
  4. SteveScott

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    That was a good movie. All of the leading cast members are gone now. Lee Remick was a hottie.
     
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  5. Scooter Jones

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    Just a cursory look at DAT shows there's plenty of van loads out the L.A. basin that are paying at least $5.00 a mile right now to the NW. Stringing a couple of loads back down for a $1.70 a mile average isn't too hard if you play it right. That comes out to about $3.35 a mile on the round-trip average. Which I guess isn't too bad for someone who wants to just do a round-trip of 2300 miles every week on that lane.

    But what do I know, I haven't hauled a load for going on 5 mos now! LOL
     
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  6. Midwest Trucker

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    What’s it look like out of central point right now? :D ;)
     
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  7. Scooter Jones

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    Really good fishing, that's for sure! ;-)
     
  8. SteveScott

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    I'll be there Monday afternoon. I'll send you a status report. :p

    In all honesty, the next 4 days will be my highest earning since becoming an O/O, and yes, one of them does pick up in Central Point. I will gross more today through Tuesday than I've ever made in a 7 day week. Wonder how long it will last?
     
  9. Scooter Jones

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    Good for you! All you guys seem to be riding some really good waves right now.

    I thought I read where you are selling your truck & trailer and going back to home business?
     
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  10. SteveScott

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    Yeah I'm still planning on retiring before the end of the year. If the freight market was doing horribly I'd be out now. I figured as long as I have the truck and trailer, I should put it to good use while things are flying high.
     
  11. Scooter Jones

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    A good friend of mine who hauls gasoline/diesel locally, told me that his company gave him a $4.50 an hour raise on top of what was already a very nice hourly wage, benefits, overtime package. Dude grossed $97,000 last year (he sent me a copy of his W-2) and is at home everyday by 4:30 p.m.

    He was working for a local company 4 years ago shuttling dry vans around before he took the gas hauling job and asked for only a $2.00 an hour raise. The owner said he "couldn't afford it." He is now making double what he was at the other company.
     
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