What's up with these stores, shopping malls and grocery stores? They the public that the reason thier prices have increased is due to fuel cost. Fuel cost have risen 430% in the last twenty years. But our pay is the lowest its ever been. When fuel hit a dollar a gal. no one would move a load for less than a dollar /mile. Now its around $4.30/gal. And Brokers and shippers want us to haul loads for $.87/mile. Are we that dumb? I've been an owner operator for 31yrs now. Hot shot freight and oversize is my specialty. That $.87/mile was a hotshot load I got asked to haul this morning. 10' wide 30,000# 30' long 11' high. Our Government needs this item ASAP. I guess they still do. If you take your yearly insurance, tires, and maintenance cost and divide them buy 100000 miles it would be around $.13/mile. @ 6mpg thats $.71/mile. Now Pay yourself $.36/mile.(only $36000/yr) Thats $1.20/ mile cost. According to these brokers and shippers we're charging them too much. We don't set the rate, they do. We need to find a way to fix this problem. And soon
Why are we putting up with under payment
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moosc Road Train Member
- Mar 5, 2009
How many of these threads do we need?
Sent from my Galaxy Nexus using Xparent Cyan TapatalkNWMAXI, BigBadBill and Typhoid36 Thank this.
Underpaid thread #12847935482095487205897245872587249840572. Ah heck, I lost count.moosc, NWMAXI and BigBadBill Thank this.
Mr. PlumCrazy Road Train Member
- Jul 30, 2009
Speak for yourself I dont haul cheap. Cheapest load I have hauled lately was $2.44 a mile and as high as $1500 for a 301 mile and get this a $1600 from TQL for a 4 drop load all in NC picked up in southern VA tuesday done wenesday morning and went home put less than a 1000 miles in and went home with $3100. So I thank all the drivers thats hauling cheap freight that way the brokers can pay me more with out taking a loss
Mr. PlumCrazy, how are you pulling $2.44 a mile. The brokers treat me like I am robbing their bank account when I try to get a $1.50 a mile out of them. I must be missing something.FREEBRD Thanks this.
LBZ Road Train Member
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- Oct 22, 2008
dancnoone "Village Idiot"
- May 6, 2007
Until 1000 of them tell them to piss up a rope and pull their own freight. It will be that way.
ShortBusKid Heavy Load Member
rollin coal Road Train Member
We run a 53' dry van. I have to say I only have about 2 months real OJT. The brokers must be giving it to me good then.
I feel like an idiot, but I guess ignorance has it's price. I have to find someone to give me some pointers on dealing with these brokers. If I am guilty of running cheap freight I apologize to everyone here.
We have been squeezing about 10% profit above our costs but then again I am not really getting paid either. Oh well, at least I am aware of it now.
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