Who is pulling all of this coast to coast reefer for $1.10 a mile?

Discussion in 'Ask An Owner Operator' started by scoobertdoo, Mar 15, 2021.

  1. scoobertdoo

    scoobertdoo Light Load Member

    Nov 11, 2020
    It clogs my load board all day. East coast to CA for $1-1.50 a mile.

    Who is taking these loads? If no one takes them, why are they posted?

    I dont mean 1 or two loads, I am talking dozens, for every location I am at each day.
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  3. Arctic_fox

    Arctic_fox Heavy Load Member

    Sep 16, 2016
    Yup megas take those crap loads. Typically what they do is put the load on a truck in a bad area then push that truck down the road until they can find a better one nearby and have another truck in a simular situation grab the trailer and move it down the road more. May used to do that crap all the time.
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  4. slow.rider

    slow.rider Road Train Member

    Apr 4, 2017
    My guess is they're just going fishing for the occasional driver who has a specific destination in mind but doesn't want to go empty. Not sure what their fee is for posting loads but I bet it wouldn't take too many of those cheap covers to make posting them all worthwhile. And if you ever booked a nice load and then had it cancel, there's a fair chance that you lost it to something like that. Get it covered at market rate, then post for cheap on a fishing expedition. Win or tie, can't lose.
  5. Army91W

    Army91W Heavy Load Member

    Nov 3, 2006
    San Antonio, TX
    An independent California or Northeast based team would get probably $8k-10k heading east and $4k coming back.

    A well oiled team could leave Monday and get back Friday night Saturday morning.

    It wouldn’t be that hard to talk a team into making $8000-$10000 each per month with weekends off.

    I live in south Texas and it’s a fight to get a good rate home. So many drivers get the good produce rate out of Texas and take it in the shorts to get back home.
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  6. JonJon78

    JonJon78 Road Train Member

    Jul 1, 2018
    Who do you think is taking those loads? Take a wild guess.
  7. Big_D409

    Big_D409 Medium Load Member

    Dec 1, 2012
    Robertsdale, AL 36567
    I’ve been watching reefers load for TX where I’ve been loading my fry freight. I’m surprised cause I typically got 3$/mi out of NJ heading to Detroit/chicago when I ran my reefer. Guess many don’t feel like doing the work of multiple short runs? Honestly as long as someone takes those and doesn’t clog up the lanes I run, fine by me. Remember that each one of us have a definition of cheap, to some they need that for whatever reason.
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  8. Hulld

    Hulld Road Train Member

    Oct 19, 2015
    Upstate NY
    If it’s like the auto broker business the loads don’t even exist.
    They post up really cheap freight to see how many inquiries they get at a given rate.
    They like to see how ridiculously low they can go and still get phone calls.
    Then the brokers use that “ market research” to quote customers cheap shipping rates that hopefully undercuts other brokers.
    In the end it’s just a race to the bottom.
  9. tallguy66

    tallguy66 Light Load Member

    Oct 18, 2018
    It’s just a backhaul
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  10. Muddydog79

    Muddydog79 Heavy Load Member

    Apr 14, 2016
    Backhaul shmackhaul, it aughta pay the same regardless.
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