Where is the money in trucking?

Discussion in 'Ask An Owner Operator' started by 1989 Pete, Mar 20, 2009.

  1. 1989 Pete

    1989 Pete "Pine Tree Eater"

    I know what you mean!
     
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  3. RAG

    RAG R.I.P.

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    That was before the border guys got to it:yes2557:
     
  4. MilkMan

    MilkMan Bullshipper

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    And a forced, five day a week job that pays $0.13 per hour. What's not to like? Also, you'll be forced to quit smoking so you can live longer..... unless of course you want to pay $175 per carton, but with the money you "might" get to keep running your two loads, you should be able to afford the smokes. :yes2557:
     
  5. Brickman

    Brickman Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

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    What is this money thing you guys speak of?
     
  6. pullingtrucker

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    The best money i have found is the short loads that nobody wants to mess with. I run out to the east coast and spend most weeks dropping 5-6 loads (sometimes as many as 10) within a 200 mile radious. Even after Schneider takes their 35% cut I average around $1.65 including deadhead. You just have to be willing to really work the load board and hussle to make it.
     
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  7. MilkMan

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    I see a lot of those short haul loads that pay decent. Never really consider them much. Are you finding a loop to pretty much the same places or just running one place to another.
     
  8. pullingtrucker

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    Right now I am just trying to run the the best load available. I have a load going east on right now that pays around $1.50 a mile. If I could of got motivated to leave the house earlier today I could of booked a load out Jersey back into eastern PA for $2.10 and then another short run to Conneticut that paid $1.80. I am hoping that I can find some short loads around the house since things are picking up. I just wonder if my wife could handle me being home more...
     
  9. bbigcnote

    bbigcnote Light Load Member

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    off topic but what is that a picture of in your avatar i seem to reconize it but i'm not sure
     
  10. Les2

    Les2 Road Train Member

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    Be alittle more specific.
     
  11. 1989 Pete

    1989 Pete "Pine Tree Eater"


    It's an chrome Freightliner Cab over
     
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