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Hopper or reefer?

Aug 10, 2019 at 07:42 AM CST
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Can a person make money pulling a reefer and working off a load board? Haven't pulled a reefer in years but am thinking about buying one to pull when the hoppers are slow. Any info would be great. Dont need to be scolded like a 2 year old either them comments are not needed.
Replied on Sat, Aug 10, 2019 at 05:49 PM CST

Have three friends that were pulling refer only one is doing it struggling other two are pull flatbed doing a lot better

Replied on Sat, Aug 10, 2019 at 09:37 PM CST
Originally Posted by: PATRICK SYKES
Quote: "Have three friends that were pulling refer only one is doing it struggling other two are pull flatbed doing a lot better "

I tried flatbed last year and lost my ass. Now I have flatbed equipment sitting around nobody wants to buy. Thank God I was able to sell the trailer for break even
Replied on Sun, Aug 11, 2019 at 11:35 AM CST
I talked to a few people pulling a reefer for hedge out of big stone, I thought they said they were getting in the 2.10 per mile traveled range for pulling hedges reefer. One of them bought his own reefer and switched to someone else and was getting 2.40 pulling his own trailer. Dont remember who the company was. But it was local I thought, Johnson in Appleton maybe? Can't remember
Replied on Fri, Nov 22, 2019 at 07:44 AM CST
I made more money in a reefer but you will need some direct freight. It's not that hard to get. Also you better be willing to deal with the worst people in trucking, cold storages and grocery warehouses.
Replied on Fri, Nov 22, 2019 at 10:15 AM CST

The best way to make money with for the refrigerated trailer is a do LTL with anywhere from 10 to 12 pickups and then 10 to 12 deliveries going coast to coast