Where to live for the best freight?

Discussion in 'Ask An Owner Operator' started by LDLWells, Apr 17, 2019.

  1. Buckeye 60

    Buckeye 60 Road Train Member

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    from memphis to Chattanooga up to buffalo to Omaha . thats what pays the best consistently. rates going into Chicago are cheap so I would stay 100 miles away from there rates Goin out are good though ..... taxes too high in Illinois, new York and Pennsylvania to live there ,taxes in the rest of that area are pretty much the same once you figure everything in . in that area you can get home a lot .
     
  2. Farming Trucker

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    I heard it was hard to find good freight out of Florida.
     
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  3. PE_Trans

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    I think it was a joke.
     
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  4. Intothesunset

    Intothesunset Road Train Member

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    Cincinatti area is the hub between all major hubs.
    But if you want the chance to go west I would live in ST Louis or KC.
    Stay out of the potato crops areas of the Midwest.
     
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  5. VIDEODROME

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    I'm based out of Mobile, AL and pick up Georgia Pacific stuff out of the southeast including Jacksonville, FL.
     
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  6. PE_Trans

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    Florida is well known for low outbound rates at least for the spot market freight. Contract freight is a different story. The host of TruckingWithAuthority is based out of FL, and has said there are only a few weeks when the outbound loads are higher than the inbound. FL has lots of retirees and tourists, but not much production. The inbound freight is almost always much higher than the outbound.
     
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  7. mhyn

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  8. Buckeye 60

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    stl and kc both good .... i dont care much for indiana or Michigan but get some good loads out of there .... Midwest pays good both ways except for the Russian effect which is loads going dont pay anything towards the end of the week a lot better on Monday or Tuesday Chicago pays good going most anywhere ........ interstate 84 is my favorite road in the country ( in pa and ny ) because if I am on it i am making some money ...... new York city, Boston , and Philadelphia are my favorite cities to drive in ...... because if I am in them i am making a whole bunch or i dont go lol ..... basically you can live anywhere every place will pay at least one way.... but a lot easier in the middle of the country and usually pays both ways
     
  9. S M D

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    That indeed was a joke. Because there really is no actual answer for his question.
     
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  10. LDLWells

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    An opinion isn't an answer.
     
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