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

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  1. scoobertdoo

    scoobertdoo Light Load Member

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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

    Big_D409 Medium Load Member

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    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

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    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

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    It’s just a backhaul
     
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  10. Muddydog79

    Muddydog79 Heavy Load Member

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    Backhaul shmackhaul, it aughta pay the same regardless.
     
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