Where do you find good paying loads?

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  1. Ownboss trucker

    Ownboss trucker Bobtail Member

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    brokers on some of these load boards are underpaying 2$ a mile… you need at least 3$ A mile, or more, to be a successful owner operator.

    Where do smart owner operators find good loads?

    p.s. I’m never signing a lease purchase from these major carriers.
     
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  3. dngrous_dime

    dngrous_dime Road Train Member

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    If you NEED $3/mile to be successful, your operating expenses are too high.
     
  4. D.Tibbitt

    D.Tibbitt Road Train Member

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    I find all my loads on findmybigmoneyloads.com .. Only big money loads on there.
     
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    062 Road Train Member

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  6. Ownboss trucker

    Ownboss trucker Bobtail Member

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    I can guarantee that these major carriers like Werner, swift, usx, dart, are getting way more than 3$ a mile. So why can’t other owner operators do ot?
     
  7. D.Tibbitt

    D.Tibbitt Road Train Member

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    U can bid what u want on the load. Nobody is stopping you from bidding for over 3 dollar a mile.
     
  8. Arctic_fox

    Arctic_fox Road Train Member

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    Uhhhh no. You dont NEED $3 a mile to be a sucessful O/O. And i say that as an O/O who has been fed through the meat grinder several times by my gods #### bullfrog every time it croaks. Something i think many here can confirm.

    If you are in a position where you NEED $3 a mile to succed then you have already failed and/or need to step back and reevaluate the situation. My base cost to operate is $1.70 a mile to break even and that is assumeing fuel at $7 with 150k average miles with 6mpg which is less then my average according to ifta last year and includes my insurance, average monthly maintaince, payments and 18 new tires a year. I usually call it $1.90 and add anything extra to my oh #### account giving me about $40K a year for repairs. And thats me rounding way way up.

    Will i thrive on $2 loads? No not really but i wont starve out either. And there is a good bit of wiggle room in my minimum budget too due to me assumeing fuel costs will be higher then they are now. $2.50 loads have me paid as well as most experinced company drivers as my own pay rate averages around $0.50 a mile with a bit left over for my oh #### fund. $3 a mile is pure gravy and while i average $3.50 a mile (my last load was $4.72 a mile for refrence) i dont NEED that $3.50 to keep on the road it just makes it nicer and easier.
     
  9. merv85

    merv85 Light Load Member

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    Get direct customer
     
  10. GYPSY65

    GYPSY65 Road Train Member

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    How do you get in?
    Is there a secret handshake or song to sing?

    I can’t get it to work and I already spent nexts months big money

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  11. REO6205

    REO6205 Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

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    You have to type in your request in Cyrillic lettering.
     
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