What’s the average load rate coming out of Florida I just got a load for like $1.70 is that normal

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  1. Informedtrucker

    Informedtrucker Bobtail Member

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    What’s the average load let rate coming out of Florida I got a load for about $1.70 is that normal
     
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  3. JoeTruck

    JoeTruck Medium Load Member

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    A lot of drivers go up to GA.for better rates.
     
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  4. RubyEagle

    RubyEagle Medium Load Member

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    What city did you pick up at? That's pretty good to get back out.
     
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  5. xlsdraw

    xlsdraw Road Train Member

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    He might have hit the Florida jackpot.
     
  6. Midwest Trucker

    Midwest Trucker Road Train Member

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    Going where and what type of load?
     
  7. MLC Adventures

    MLC Adventures Medium Load Member

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    Serious question. Why take that load? Why not deadhead out for better money? Why Take a 1.70$ load to cover fuel, waste a day loading/unloading, when you could've been 500 miles in on a 5$ a mile load?
     
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  8. Rideandrepair

    Rideandrepair Road Train Member

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    There’s no good way out of Florida. It’s ether grab a cheap Load, or Lose a day and fuel DH out. Either way the average rate for all miles are bad. Better get a good rate going in.
     
  9. Opus

    Opus Road Train Member

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    Indeed.
    $3.48 going in, $1.00 going out averages out to $2.24 on the trip.
    Not so bad. Not great, but not awful.
     
  10. Opus

    Opus Road Train Member

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    But, yeah, $1.70 is pretty good, but honestly it depends largely on where it puts you.
    If it puts you in Mobile, you haven't gained much.
     
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  11. Midwest Trucker

    Midwest Trucker Road Train Member

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    If I got 3.75 (4500) on 1200 miles and 1.70 (2000) coming out on 1200 miles then 2.70 (6500) is nothing to shake a stick at.

    Better yet getting $5000 going in for a round trip of 2.91/mi. I don’t like cheap freight but it’s only cheap if you hauled cheap freight in.

    Edit: Everyone on TTR always says don’t haul cheap freight out of bad markets. Have you ever considered you may be the cheap freight hauler coming in? It’s no different.
     
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