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Is Anybody Thankful?

May 28, 2018 at 06:04 PM CST
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I seldom look at this website anymore since I pull a flatbed and a van but I still get calls from people needing bulk loads hauled.

I know some on here do flatbed and van as I do. We are seeing rates higher than ever before and demand for our services are very high. Some shippers I know are having a very difficult time getting their loads moved even at higher prices.

Yet it seems many truckers on here can’t seem to get by and are constantly complaining about the rates. Does anyone get up in the morning and thank God for their blessings?

The higher rates we are seeing now won’t last forever. If you can’t hardly get by on these higher rates what are you going to do when the cycle turns as it always does and rates decline.

It seems to me less complaining and more thanksgiving are way past due!
Replied on Mon, May 28, 2018 at 09:27 PM CST
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I thank God every day what he as given me. God bless you and God bless this great country
Replied on Mon, May 28, 2018 at 10:12 PM CST
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I guess I will have to get a flat bed trailer and build sides on it to get more than a $2/mi rate. How tall do I have to build the sides on a flat bed to get enough corn on it to get those high flat bed rates.
Replied on Mon, May 28, 2018 at 10:51 PM CST
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The only way to gai n more is to be thankful for what you have and pay it forward any chance that you get. That why I named my company, Help Us Help U Logistics because we want you to help us to help you help yourself. Lets work together and get this money together. Its enough for all of us to EAT very well. www.huhulogistics.com
Replied on Mon, May 28, 2018 at 11:55 PM CST
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I'm thankful for memorial day. It's important to me, and I don't think our country holds those soldiers sacrifices high enough. Im also thankful that the first poster is making good money. Way to go.

I think if a flatbed had 96 in sidewalls, and 7163 axles you could pull a 4 buck a mile run with corn. Ha

Happy memorial day. Love you bulk loads
Replied on Wed, May 30, 2018 at 12:02 AM CST
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Wonder what site he's referring to???? Because I sure AIN'T sure about the HIGHER THAN EVER rates... or maybe that's according to HIS standard(s). I run the THIS load board as I have for wuite some time... and I'll tell you this.. some of these shippers/brokers quote some unbelievably LOW rates at times... some ALWAYS post low rates... but without understanding what you call INCREASED rates, I guess i'm left in the dark.... are at least in MY opinion and i'm fairly conservative..

Replied on Wed, May 30, 2018 at 12:03 AM CST
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BTW: I THANK GOD for just waking up daily...
Replied on Wed, May 30, 2018 at 07:14 AM CST
Amen .peace
Replied on Sat, Jun 02, 2018 at 10:41 AM CST
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Try thanking GOD tonight before you go to bed for your wife, family, house, truck that has not broken down in a week. In the morning things will look different.
As for the cheap loads that you cry about. Don't haul them. leave them for someone else. There is good paying freight out there. Sometimes you just do not get home every night and have to suck it up and stay in the truck once in a while.
Replied on Sat, Jun 02, 2018 at 11:18 AM CST
I am thankful that we have a guy in the whitehouse that is putting a end to global welfare, and understand's how to use tariffs as leverage.
Replied on Sat, Jun 02, 2018 at 02:22 PM CST
Maybe for flatbed truckers rates are at a high, but in my experience in hopper loads, its a totally different story. I think the drivers that
are struggling still is in the hopper category. I haven't seen these price raised that everyonr is talking about. Can anyone share some insight to
if this price hike is in all type of trailer hauls or in just flatbeds.
Replied on Sat, Jun 02, 2018 at 03:24 PM CST
The only hopper increases I've seen were for fertilizer loads. Eld caused some big delays so it wasn't difficult to get a 4 dollar per mile load out of st Paul for a few weeks. It went down quick after that though
Replied on Sun, Jun 03, 2018 at 10:13 AM CST
It's unlikely that we will ever see good rates in the hopper sector, as that would drive the price of food through the roof. Uncle Sam likes to use food as leverage over many other countries, so they have to make sure it's not priced out of reach for those parts of the world. The gooberment will likely just continue to exempt the Ag sector from HOS to keep prices low. What I don't understand is why so many of you don't just rip that extra axle off the truck, ditch the hopper and go hook onto a different trailer that you can make money with.
Replied on Sun, Jun 03, 2018 at 11:14 AM CST
I do.
Replied on Mon, Jun 04, 2018 at 10:04 AM CST
I hauled some $4 a mile fertilizer. Two whole loads out of Saint Paul. 9 hour's sitting in line between the two. Wow that was fantastic! Only wasted a workday.
Replied on Mon, Jun 04, 2018 at 10:44 AM CST
Bad luck. I was there 3 times a week and never sat more than 3.5 hrs
Replied on Mon, Jun 04, 2018 at 10:52 AM CST
You sleep in line? That's not wasting any of your time. I talked to drivers down there , 8 hours some days. Finally got paid what it should have been always , and then couldn't get loaded. All fertilizer should be round trip rates. Then the wheat mills , grain brokers can eat the crap return load's.
Replied on Mon, Jun 04, 2018 at 12:38 PM CST
I'm not disputing that there was a wait. I slept in line at ADM. Head over to ingredient after unloading and I was usually loaded and on the way by 9-10 am. Except for a day that they had a storm and couldn't unload map in the rain. I guess I was just lucky. The waiting line was all the way out to the hwy 52 exit ramp a couple times and I still got out by 10