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Hopper Rates, some brokers are in the basement

Nov 07, 2017 at 08:54 PM CST
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Searching the board, I find and pickup many fair and even some great paying loads. However, I have come across a couple of brokers who always have loads they are trying to move at sub $2.00 per mile. Who is so desperate that they move these? If you wait around at all at origin or destination, you are working for nothing. I completely understand hauling these loads to get from point A to B, but if you have to deadhead at all to pick them up, I'd rather lift my axle and run empty to a load that pays.
Replied on Wed, Nov 08, 2017 at 03:33 PM CST
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The ATA told us that the ELD would solve the problem of low rates and detention time, But as you have just pointed out, that's not the case.... Here we are one month away from the deadline, and nothing has changed. Other than the fact that the driver shortage has jumped six spots, right to the top of the list. It is now the number one concern of all steak holders...... And the gooberment is handing out H.O.S. exemptions like candy, to prevent rates from going up.... And recruiting Somali pirates, and turning them into truck drivers.The government then pays their wages, so the megga's are subsidized with your tax dollars, and won't run out of drivers.
Replied on Wed, Nov 08, 2017 at 03:38 PM CST
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Originally Posted by: DAVE WINTERS
Quote: "The ATA told us that the ELD would solve the problem of low rates and detention time, But as you have just pointed out, that's not the case.... Here we are one month away from the deadline, and nothing has changed. Other than the fact that the driver shortage has jumped six spots, right to the top of the list. It is now the number one concern of all steak holders...... And the gooberment is handing out H.O.S. exemptions like candy, to prevent rates from going up.... And recruiting Somali pirates, and turning them into truck drivers.The government then pays their wages, so the megga's are subsidized with your tax dollars, and won't run out of drivers."

Bahhahaha
Replied on Thu, Nov 09, 2017 at 01:32 PM CST
There?s a lot of loads on this board that are a JOKE as far as rates!! I called on one the other day that payed $1.30/mile loaded. How can any one haul that and why!
Replied on Thu, Nov 09, 2017 at 01:57 PM CST
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Rates might improve if you could post on this forum who was offering anything under a certain rate.
Replied on Sat, Nov 11, 2017 at 03:17 PM CST
Originally Posted by: ROSE PFLUGER
Quote: "Rates might improve if you could post on this forum who was offering anything under a certain rate."

Yup