WARNING: USHIP has huge brokerage fees (hidden)

Discussion in 'Expediter and Hot Shot Trucking Forum' started by greenllll, Feb 14, 2012.

  1. armygatormn

    armygatormn Light Load Member

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    High is the best way to explain it as in "they must be". I've only saw low bids on the show. Have you seen the time constraints on the shipments? If you go by HOS regs will state that something is fishy. From my experience I am lucky to get 800 miles in 11 hours and that is if there are no traffic jams, I am speeding way over the limit and no cops are around, and all chicken coops are closed.
     
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  3. PowerWagon

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    I did 800 miles once in a big box truck. Of course, it took 15 hours, I was moving cross country with it, it was a Penske rental and every last scale I saw was closed. And it nearly killed me. Gawd, those things are miserable hunks of junk...
     
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  4. SHO-TYME

    SHO-TYME Road Train Member

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    The reason the amount of freight on UShip is dropping is because people are catching on, they used to think they could put it there, get it transported quickly, cheaply and delivered without damage. They now are finding out that if it's cheap, it takes forever for someone to pick it up, if they come at all, and if it's damaged, those without insurance just leave as there is no recourse.
     
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  5. armygatormn

    armygatormn Light Load Member

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    I usually get about 6-700 miles on a good day. I prefer trying to pass through larger cities between 2 and 4 to avoid rush hour as much as possible. Driving a hotshot means I have to stop for fuel frequently, and I try to keep it no more than 5 miles difference of the speed limit, with all of that you have to add in that federally mandated break and deal with things beyond my control and that gets me 600 miles in 11 hours. I might get another 100 miles if there's no delays and no steep hills.
     
  6. truckon

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    And why don't you have an AUX fuel tank??
     
  7. armygatormn

    armygatormn Light Load Member

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    Because I am not well enough in the bank to get one. It is on my shopping list
     
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    I have one for sale. 100 gallon with a pump, filter and electric meter. Needs a new nozzle dispenser end. Shoot me a PM I can give you a killer deal on it! I got it on a truck that I bought to fix and sell. I took it out of the truck and is in working order.
     
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  9. PowerWagon

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    Amazingly enough, I once saw full truck loads ( plural) of seafood someone wanted to move ASAP, and was (at the time I looked at it) not being bid on. I see small stuff ( fit in a hotshot p/u and trailer) go for $1.50 - $2 / mile and I've seen people try to get something oversize moved for UNDER a dollar a mile.

    Someone REALLY needs to get the USDA involved as I see pets being listed and people bidding at less than $.50 and sometimes less than $.20 a mile. I SERIOUSLY doubt those people have thier pet license AND FMCSA number. It costs more to move pets legally than it does 2 skids of freight.
     
  10. LBZ

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    Oil fields are where hot shots like yourself can run & make money & are NEEDED. The version of hotshot he was mentioning are those in a dually rolling cross country living off of cheap ugarbage bids. Big difference & most just roll duallys transporting freight in the hotshot category.
     
  11. armygatormn

    armygatormn Light Load Member

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    iI am actually looking into getting a 55gallon main tank for my truck. I currently have a 35 gallon factory tank. I don't have the luxury of space in the back of my truck. I am running a gooseneck behind me.
     
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