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Discussion in 'Heavy Haul Trucking Forum' started by noluck, Jan 4, 2017.

  1. Roberts450

    Roberts450 Road Train Member

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    Im a company man right now but when I get my own truck Im going to VALUE myself at atleast $125 bucks an hour or $2.08 a mile and figure 60mph min.
     
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  3. noluck

    noluck Road Train Member

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    Just depends on what type of operation your running. But whatever the type don't sell yourself short, and remember if you don't ask for it you won't get it.
     
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  4. m16ty

    m16ty Road Train Member

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    Had a broker call me today about loading out a press we have in our warehouse. He then asked if I wanted to haul it from White Bluff, TN to Cullman, AL (275 miles) for $800. Single drop legal load, tarped. I declined. On the surface it doesn't sound all that bad but I'd have to deadhead back and would take a long day to get it done, by the time you figure tarping and waiting on them to unload.
     
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  5. truckerlife74

    truckerlife74 Medium Load Member

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    So you may clear 500-600 profit after fuel right with a little work.. I don't see the problem with this load help me out a little.. I tarp all the time and can do it 30 min flat and untarp maybe 20-30 plus roll up.. This is a one day job too
     
  6. Ly-ax

    Ly-ax Bobtail Member

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    Well you're right...stand up to them brokers.....that will ensure the rate p/mile will increase in 2017.
     
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  7. passingthru69

    passingthru69 Road Train Member

    Any body that can fully pad and neatly tarp in 30 mins a press, I would love to see that. Coils or lumber, but not machinery..
     
  8. passingthru69

    passingthru69 Road Train Member

    See this is why rates are in the crapper. Oh it's a short hop load. I can do it for 2.00 a mile. This is where in our world of heavy haul, you figure day rates, and that little short hopper ld takes 2 days between permit issue times. Waiting for the riggers to show up and setup at both ends.
     
  9. TripleSix

    TripleSix God of Roads

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    Andthen they pile all the brackets and the hardware on the trailer. 30 minute tarp job on a machine means the odds are pretty good that you wil destroy the tarps. $800 would be the minimum I'd like to see after expenses. And that's not including tarps.
     
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  10. noluck

    noluck Road Train Member

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    It should pay and would pay 11 to 1200 easy. It'll tie up a whole day. And if you a local you gonna do a round trip for $800? I think not. It's 550 round trip. Now even my 1100 seems light.
     
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  11. noluck

    noluck Road Train Member

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    Maybe he thinks he can do it with four footers. Doubt he carries a 30x30
     
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