Do in a perfect world that would get you to $5 per mile, my world is that perfect about one day per year. If you can't do it on a consistent basis or you sit around two days trying to get high paying cars you didn't really gain any income.
It depends. If I wait a couple days and load out Wednesday vs loading cheap Monday I’ll wait. I feel like taking cheap freight because that is all that is available is a good way to fail in the industry. All my trailers are paid for and I can pay my truck off today if needed to. So I don’t have a problem taking a week or two off if the rates are crap. I’ve left open spots on my trailer because I refuse to load a unit paying .50/mile. More then once, then they end up getting it moved for closer to $1/mile even if by a different carrier. My advice is figure out what it cost you to keep the wheels turning. Right now it’s simply not worth the risk and my time taking cheap paying units. After all expenses paid I’m better off sitting at home
I no longer haul cars but did that for several years
My rate depended on whether it was 1 pick 1 drop or a all separate orders
If I did have a spot or two open and called on a car (s) to fill the deck I would try and get more on the last two as the first part of the load was usually one customer and was
Asking what I needed to run as is
The extra spot or two was dress $
If I had a broker etc that didn’t want to pay my rate I would politely say no problem but whe. I got to say California form say Florida I would call that previous broker as their cars would normally still be on the board and I would tell them. I know we missed the last 2 cars but I’m here in California. Where their cars were going and I would say. Have anything here?
That did 2 things. They knew I was available and could have gotten the job done and it puts that ? In their head that I was able to get the rate somewhere else