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Forum: WOOD DO PEOPLE NOT LIKE HAULING LUMBER?
Posted Wed, Mar 06 2019 03:20 PM CST
STEVEN HERSHBERGER
ANYFREIGHT LLC
Levittown, PA

Posts: 4

We get a lot of hang ups when sourcing trucks for lumber loads. What's up?

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Posted Thu, Mar 07 2019 08:01 AM CST
BRIAN FRIEDEN
NORTHERN AG TRANSPORTATION
Urbandale, IA

Posts: 3

What are you paying on a per mile rate?

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Posted Thu, Mar 07 2019 10:34 AM CST
STEVEN HERSHBERGER
ANYFREIGHT LLC
Levittown, PA

Posts: 4

I'm passing them $2/mile and up. I got a MN to WI load for 2.39 right now.

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Posted Thu, Mar 07 2019 10:34 AM CST
STEVEN HERSHBERGER
ANYFREIGHT LLC
Levittown, PA

Posts: 4

MN to SD, sorry.

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Posted Thu, Mar 07 2019 02:49 PM CST 1 Like
DONALD KEIFER
RUFFIAN ENTERPRISES
Des Moines, IA

Posts: 66
no tarp? REPLY
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Posted Fri, Mar 08 2019 07:47 AM CST 2 Likes 1 Dislike
JOSH KEAL
SAGECO LLC
South San Antonio, TX

Posts: 2
that one probably isn't moving because it's to short of a haul. $2.39 isn't worth the time. on shorter runs you have to pay more per mile. I don't move the truck for less than $500 and thats 0-50miles that load will sit there until someone is looking to go specifically that destination in Wisconsin. Also are you requiring tarping? if so tack on another $200 this time of the year. who wants to stand out in the snow and cold dragging heavy tarps? I sure wouldn't. REPLY
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Posted Fri, Mar 08 2019 07:47 AM CST
TOMMY HUNEYCUTT
THOMAS A HUNEYCUTT TRUCKING,INC
Locust, NC

Posts: 14
around where I live,lumber is dirt cheap.People haul it when they have too,but don`t like it one bit REPLY
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Posted Fri, Mar 08 2019 07:47 AM CST 3 Likes
JONATHAN DESSELLE
DESSELLE TRANSPORT
Leesville, LA

Posts: 6

$2.39 is not to bad depending on dead head... we dont haul anything under $3.80 lumber...hoppers $4.10 on 25 tons or 1000 bushels anything over we do mileage on tonnage get our tonnage rate and add to if we over that...everybody happy with rates and we stay busy 7 days a week..15 trucks...so $2.39 a mile needs to have supper high paying load for back haul bc deadhead fuel labor all that kills profit not caught in breakdowns and toll roads of needed.

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Posted Fri, Mar 08 2019 07:47 AM CST 1 Like 3 Dislikes
WILLIAM PISECHKO
SHIPPING CONNECTIONS
Gravette, AR

Posts: 11

We have moved lumber and building products as a brokerage for 19 years. It is not sexy and rates do not pay "Unicorns & Rainbows" as one rep says. I tell most carriers that it is a "utility load" to get you somewhere you want to be, out of somewhere with no freight or to get you home.

The carriers that hang up on you are the same ones that will "deadhead before taking that rate", cannot spell customer service and won't be in business in 5 years because they don't even know what it takes to run a truck. A guy don't like my rates, I am not mad. He can take it, leave it or find his own customers.

Too many people with no manners and no professionalism. A little commonm courtesy goes a long way in what is a "tough business on a good day'!

Be Safe Out There! Bill P.

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Posted Fri, Mar 08 2019 07:59 AM CST
MATTHEW LEMBKE
LEMBKE INC
Chicago, IL

Posts: 3
Hello good morning its friday anyway if you have good money to pay ill haul anything 10-4 REPLY
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Posted Fri, Mar 08 2019 08:00 AM CST
MATTHEW LEMBKE
LEMBKE INC
Chicago, IL

Posts: 3
i see iam from chicago iam not ill have to change something Hmm REPLY
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Posted Fri, Mar 08 2019 08:37 AM CST 1 Dislike
STEVEN HERSHBERGER
ANYFREIGHT LLC
Levittown, PA

Posts: 4
That load is no tarp and 530 miles. The price doesn't seem to bad. And it has flexible pickup and drop off. If anyone wants it, let me know. REPLY
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Posted Fri, Mar 08 2019 10:10 AM CST
JOSHUA HANKINS
PINNACLE FREIGHT
Florence, NJ

Posts: 3

Muscle Shoals, AL TO Dudley, NC** W/tarp $1475
MC# 263175
READY 3-11-19

Waterloo IL to Marsing ID
47500LBS
NO TARP
$4300.00
MC#263175

817-226=6249

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Posted Fri, Mar 08 2019 10:11 AM CST 4 Likes
DENISE MCBRIDE
SOUTHMARK FOREST PRODUCTS
Greensboro, NC

Posts: 11
I work for a whole lumber co. They hired me to find trucks for various loads. We also have taken on a warehouse of our own and store materials for other customers. I have some great trucks that know taking a 20 mile load (local to them) at $250, I will also give them the longer hauls to get their trucks back home for a decent rate. They don't kill me on my short stuff or light loads and I don't take advantage of them. It is a give and take. I know not everyone in the business has my mind set. But I am old school and believe you get what you give. I would not ask something of anyone that I would not do myself. Just yesterday, spent over 2 hours assisting in unloading a truck after hours so he could make his next appointment. Many have lost the old ways of helping each other when possible. Everyone is take take take with no room or mind to give. REPLY
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Posted Mon, May 13 2019 08:09 AM CST
DAVID GONZALES
BOBWHITE SERVICE,LLC
Northlake, TX

Posts: 3
Check the driver in Colorado that hit 28 vehicles an killed 4 people REPLY
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