Truck Load Rates Halt 8 Week Slide 2.0

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

  1. Long FLD

    Long FLD Road Train Member

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    Used to be decent. Now there’s so many people cutting each other’s throats to try and get work it isn’t funny. Now it’s to the point the hogs going to CA don’t pay much and the cattle coming out don’t pay much, but when you put them together you’re at a couple bucks a running mile. Spring run out of CA will be taking off soon and with that comes all the trucks from the Midwest that want to go to Cali for fun, and that knocks rates down. As long as they’re famous on social media they don’t care if they’re hauling heavy for sub par rates and getting 4mpg.
     
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  3. Scooter Jones

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    Well, the old thread looks like it's gasping for it's last breaths.

    Everyone must be busy as a one legged man in a freight broker a s s kicking contest! LOL

    Where are you owner operators keeping all this gold you've discovered?
     
  4. Scooter Jones

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    Btw, is it safe to go out in public without a mask again? Just askin' for a friend of mine.
     
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  5. Midwest Trucker

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    Giving it back to the bank. LOL

    smh at these politicians and media saying it’s trauma and feeling naked to go maskless. How soft have people become?
     
  6. Scooter Jones

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    "2 weeks to flatten the curve"

    "Masks aren't necessary"

    "Masks are necessary"

    "Goggles and masks might be better"

    "2 masks work better"

    "Masks might be required in perpetuity"

    "I feel great about the CDC lifting most of the mask requirements"
     
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  7. Scooter Jones

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    So are you guys up to $10 a mile average yet? I've mulled around the idea of putting a driver in my truck and just lining up loads and dispatching him/her myself, but I've hesitated to do it because of all this talk of a massive drive shortage.
     
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  8. Michael 247

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    What's the National average per mile for Open Deck Loads ?
     
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  9. PPDCT

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    It's a good world to be driving, right now. Rates right now are making 2018 look downright silly. Don't wanna get too in depth with that, but I'm currently appending quotes with "theoretically" becaue there's so much flux right now that it's hard to have an accurate number.
     
  10. DUNE-T

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    Couple of guys with flats told me they are grossing 10-12k per week now.
     
  11. PPDCT

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    Sounds about right from what I'm seeing. Currently working a load that's nearly identical to one I moved last summer; I'm paying roughly twice as much, and I can't get someone to bite because it's a multi-drop affair. I warned the customer about that in advance, but of course they want to do it precisely this way...
     
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