Truck Load Rates Halt 8 Week Slide 2.0

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

  1. SteveScott

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    Yeah, there's a definite chill in the air. :confused:
     
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  3. Dale thompson

    Dale thompson Road Train Member

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    I left the box world behind about 6 years ago. I seem to remember this being the best time for reefer.
     
  4. Midwest Trucker

    Midwest Trucker Road Train Member

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    I heard Scooter got banned. Isn’t that a wee bit overboard? The guy has been a productive member for years and contributed a vast array of knowledge.

    Come on man!
     
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  5. SteveScott

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    Normally spring and summer are the best reefer months, but this year has been a record breaker since January. At least that's how it's been in the west.
     
  6. LameMule

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    Reefer Madness out here!
     
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  7. Oscar the KW

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    I think he was done with the forum and this has all been a way out for him. Remember back when he got upset and wanted some other thread closed and he disappeared for awhile? For some reason some people can’t just logout and be done, they have to go out like this. As a former mod I’ve seen it many times, and believe Reo handled this properly as it would have only escalated further.
     
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  8. Oscar the KW

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    Far as rates go, I’ve not been doing anything for the last three weeks. My 2018 had its water pump go out and there are none to be had. There is a national back order on them and no one seems to have any idea as to when there will be any available. My local dealership has orders in for over 20 right now, Daimler is only issuing them to vin numbers as to keep dealers from hoarding them. Crazy times.

    I bought a 2001 Volvo with a N14 to keep making money with until I can get a pump for my other truck. I paid cash for it (check) and have been waiting for the dealer to release the title for the last two weeks so I can register it. Hindsight, I should have wired the money and got the title the day I took delivery.
     
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  9. Buckeyes614

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    Reefer rates has been strong so far except for a little slowdown about 4wks ago which only lasted a week, theirs a shortage on truck parts which are keeping lots of trucks of the road and then u combine it with driver shortages which is exacerbating the situation which is good for us small 1truck 1trailer operation guys, I don't see this going on forever but I'm gonna take advantage of this craziness.
     
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  10. PPDCT

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    Rates are still up, and all over the place. Every time I think I've got a handle on where it's going to be, I find out that I'm wrong.
     
  11. JimmyTwoTimes

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    Truth. My team is tired of me saying, "once we get past X we should hopefully start to see the market normalize a bit". Some day it will cycle back down, but who knows when that will be.
     
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