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Fertilizer rates

Mar 17, 2016 at 11:41 AM CST
Kind of funny, I'm seeing rates from $1.35 all the way to $3.10 pm. Amazing how many people got their hands in it. I'm not even hauling it guys, so there are some good rates out there if your doing that route this year.
Replied on Thu, Mar 17, 2016 at 08:19 PM CST
I see all over too. Have been asked twice now to go 360 miles at 1.75 per mile
Replied on Thu, Mar 17, 2016 at 08:48 PM CST
That is sad I won't even tell the kids to go start the truck for nowhere near that but yet there are guys doing for a helluva lot less than that every day some guys just don't get it
Replied on Thu, Mar 17, 2016 at 10:12 PM CST
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I won't haul it for less than $4.00 a loaded mile and with the long lines that isn't a good enough rate. Use to be our major haul but our customer cut rates on it this spring and we gave it up. We end up having to put new bearings and wheels on the traps about every other year. Might be because we wash out our trailers almost every week and it dissolves and gets in there that way? Idk but it seems like the dust from loading and unloading sticks on everything so we wash a lot to try and prevent rust. We wash our own trucks but there is a lot of extra work needed or your rig will go to crap in no time. Fertilizer is hard on equipment.
Replied on Fri, Mar 18, 2016 at 03:21 PM CST
Originally Posted by: JASON WEAST
Quote: "That is sad I won't even tell the kids to go start the truck for nowhere near that but yet there are guys doing for a helluva lot less than that every day some guys just don't get it"

Hey Jason, got any extra gorilla tape laying around, got a few trucks up here look like they could use some. LOL
Replied on Fri, Mar 18, 2016 at 03:24 PM CST
Glenn, being seeing some rags, as the wife says, gross.
Replied on Fri, Mar 18, 2016 at 03:54 PM CST
I've seen a couple of loads from St. Paul out to Murdo SD that are coming out at $1.81-$1.83 a mile
Replied on Sat, Mar 19, 2016 at 11:08 PM CST
Well guys, if you think that's cheap, here in Nebraska, we have a company hauling NH3 for less than a $1.60. And the owner/ops, are just peachy with hauling pressurized for that. Unbelievable and unthinkable. If companies are gonna do this kind of hauling, well, good luck. Smh!!!!!
Replied on Sun, Mar 20, 2016 at 09:36 AM CST
A haul of fertilizer from Alexandria La. To Frost Tx. At 307 miles the highest rate I've seen on this so far is $15.50 per ton. I told them we don't haul cheap freight. It only equals 1.28 a loaded mile. REALLY????!!!!
Replied on Sun, Mar 20, 2016 at 10:03 AM CST
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Well the weather is starting to warm up and I have been seeing the dot getting more involved. If the cheap haulers aren't keeping their trucks up I am sure they will be shut down sooner or later. Also have been seeing the local tow truck out more this past week in between my long hauls. These guys only tow big rigs with these rigs so either people are breaking down or getting shut down. Tows aren't cheap. Had a truck break down ten miles from home after just driving 50 miles from the shop after they put a new fuel pump on it had gone out again. Towed it to another shop 30 miles away. I didn't have to pay it but tow bill was $500. Starting to think I should turn my truck into a tow rig.
Replied on Sun, Mar 20, 2016 at 09:19 PM CST
Originally Posted by: LANDON SQUYRES
Quote: "A haul of fertilizer from Alexandria La. To Frost Tx. At 307 miles the highest rate I've seen on this so far is $15.50 per ton. I told them we don't haul cheap freight. It only equals 1.28 a loaded mile. REALLY????!!!!"

another broker had the same loads for $15.00 ton in they still have tehm but somebody will move them for rthat rate