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Apr 22, 2020 at 02:37 PM CST
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What are your opinions on why all the loads in Colorado have dried up?
Replied on Wed, Apr 22, 2020 at 03:22 PM CST
Do you all think it's this covid19..or is it the lock down
Replied on Thu, Apr 23, 2020 at 07:07 AM CST
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It’s probably a combination of the two, but I think it’s only the start of what’s to come. A massive amount of irreversible damage has been done to the economy, so even if they open everything up tomorrow, it will never be the same, the dominoes have already fallen.
Replied on Thu, Apr 23, 2020 at 08:44 AM CST
Originally Posted by: DAVE WINTERS
Quote: "It’s probably a combination of the two, but I think it’s only the start of what’s to come. A massive amount of irreversible damage has been done to the economy, so even if they open everything up tomorrow, it will never be the same, the dominoes have already fallen."

It's damn slow for sure, and what's leaving Colorado going east is only paying .60 or .65 a bu.... a person can't haul it for that rate. Your right it's about to get Rodeo. Meaning it's going to get as bad as it was in the 70s.. God help those rate cutters then..
Replied on Thu, Apr 23, 2020 at 10:05 AM CST
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There isn’t enough cattle in the feedlots. Since the cattle prices have been so horrifically low. There hasn’t been an bought to replace the ones they gave away a few months ago. Plus the spring run has started and cattle are headed to green grass and off the feed bill. The other problem is Colorado has become a sanctuary state. So every illegal immigrant in the state has went to the wrecking yards and got a truck and trailer.
Replied on Thu, Apr 23, 2020 at 01:56 PM CST
Originally Posted by: JUSTIN ELLIOTT ROCKING E TRUCK
Quote: "There isn’t enough cattle in the feedlots. Since the cattle prices have been so horrifically low. There hasn’t been an bought to replace the ones they gave away a few months ago. Plus the spring run has started and cattle are headed to green grass and off the feed bill. The other problem is Colorado has become a sanctuary state. So every illegal immigrant in the state has went to the wrecking yards and got a truck and trailer."

I agree with what your saying.. worst of it is there are no cattle loads on the boards either..
Replied on Fri, Apr 24, 2020 at 08:26 AM CST
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Your absolutely correct. Normally this time of year my phone is ringing off the hook. It’s been so quiet lately I thought it was broke. I started making calls yesterday to check on my normal cattle customers. Only one out of a dozen or so bought yearlings for this summer. It’s only two loads. Not looking good on my end. If your watching to RFD channel or the DIY channel. And someone is turning a hopper into a flower planter and a cattle pot into a greenhouse. Pretty good chance it’s me.
Replied on Fri, Apr 24, 2020 at 01:12 PM CST
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So the guess the covid19 doesn't matter to grain haulers here in colo. There is a truck from brush who works for scoular whose wife has covid19 and he is still hauling so screw it.
Replied on Fri, Apr 24, 2020 at 04:29 PM CST
I never pull any freight off this board, I am small enough that I don’t have to, but I have always used it to routinely monitor the market in various states, and it has been steadily dropping over the past year, really noticed a big drop from January till now, LT ratio’s are down dramatically. Typically anything that winds up on a board is a back hual rate, as it’s all the leftovers that nobody wanted, well obviously now work is tight because none of it is being passed off anymore, but it appears to be that way in every market, I personally know several people in other markets that have thrown in the towel since January. One of them had just put a new shop up a couple years ago, thinking the ELD boom was the new norm.
Replied on Mon, Apr 27, 2020 at 10:52 AM CST
Originally Posted by: Randy Swopes
Quote: "So the guess the covid19 doesn't matter to grain haulers here in colo. There is a truck from brush who works for scoular whose wife has covid19 and he is still hauling so screw it."

Randy since it’s been slow out there, have you heard anything about checks bouncing?
Replied on Mon, Apr 27, 2020 at 03:04 PM CST
Originally Posted by: DAVE WINTERS
Quote: "Randy since it’s been slow out there, have you heard anything about checks bouncing?"

Dave, not to my knowledge just slower paying.. worst of it is there are1/4 of the trucks are running on Farm plates. Alot more trucks that no one has seen before.. oh well
Replied on Mon, Apr 27, 2020 at 04:00 PM CST
Originally Posted by: Randy Swopes
Quote: "Dave, not to my knowledge just slower paying.. worst of it is there are1/4 of the trucks are running on Farm plates. Alot more trucks that no one has seen before.. oh well"

My guess would be your seeing those new trucks, because they got starved out of other lanes, so they had to start doing a tri-haul instead of a bi-haul, I have noticed the same pattern on my side of the pond, that your seeing. I have heard a couple reports of checks bouncing, so I guess I was curious if it’s becoming a new trend.
Replied on Mon, Apr 27, 2020 at 04:17 PM CST
If you do a search on this site for dump loads in my state, the norm is between 340-700, depending on the time of year, since January of this year though nothing comes up most of the time, an average day lately is between 5-10.