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NEED A RATE FOR TANKER LOADS

Aug 22, 2011 at 01:40 PM CST
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I have a customer who is wanting to add tanker shipments through us, but to be honest i'm not sure how to rate out a tanker.
Can anyone give me a good rate for tankers, SC to MA Non Hazmat loads
Replied on Mon, Aug 22, 2011 at 02:08 PM CST
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If it is a front haul plan to charge about $3/mi + FSC + $150-200 for a wash. If it is a back haul, generally rates are about $1.50-$2/mile + +.
I hope that helps.
Replied on Mon, Aug 22, 2011 at 02:14 PM CST
Its a good start, thanks
Replied on Mon, Aug 22, 2011 at 03:32 PM CST
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Quote: "If it is a front haul plan to charge about $3/mi + FSC + $150-200 for a wash. If it is a back haul, generally rates are about $1.50-$2/mile + +. I hope that helps."

Man I hate those two four letter words "Back Haul". In the early days of the trucking industry the load leaving your terminal was called the "Front Haul" and the return load was the "Back Haul". Over the years "Back Haul" became known as "Cheap freight! The driver/company will take it just to get his equipment back home!" Whether the freight is set into, set upon, poured into, or walks onto, it's still a live load and should be rated accordingly.

If I had hair I'd be pulling it out by now.
Replied on Mon, Aug 22, 2011 at 03:46 PM CST
i do agree with you on the rates. i generally will post stuff as a front type load since i don't know where the truck is coming or going to.
so what would be your rate for a tanker?
Replied on Mon, Aug 22, 2011 at 03:59 PM CST
If you are asking me, we actually don't have any trucks, but that is what we base what rates should be for the products that we contract to haul. Sometimes rates are a bit higher if you end up in places where backhauls are hard to find or tank washed require a long bounce.
Replied on Mon, Aug 22, 2011 at 09:14 PM CST
Quote: "If it is a front haul plan to charge about $3/mi + FSC + $150-200 for a wash. If it is a back haul, generally rates are about $1.50-$2/mile + +. I hope that helps."

Needs to be $3.00 a mile period, then plus F/S added.
Replied on Tue, Oct 19, 2021 at 01:59 PM CST

I need a rate for a tanker load of Bio Freash non-hazmat liguid 1,500 gallons. Going from Oakland, CA to San Jose. Anyone have a reliable rate?

Replied on Wed, Oct 20, 2021 at 08:55 AM CST
I would just figure your cost per mile and then add what ever you want to profit to that like add 30%,40%or 50% what ever you are comfortable with and if they say it is to high oh well know your worth
Replied on Wed, Oct 20, 2021 at 11:41 AM CST
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Tanker rates should absolutely be higher than that, unless you are talking about $3+ / mile for your round trip plus fsc and washout. I haven't paid less than $300 for a washout in years, so we're clearly different there, but you should be more like $7-10 per loaded mile all in rate. Don't under sell all of us, and that goes for you people replying. Now, if you're not worth those rates get dry vans.
Replied on Thu, Oct 21, 2021 at 07:21 AM CST
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Quote: "Tanker rates should absolutely be higher than that, unless you are talking about $3+ / mile for your round trip plus fsc and washout. I haven't paid less than $300 for a washout in years, so we're clearly different there, but you should be more like $7-10 per loaded mile all in rate. Don't under sell all of us, and that goes for you people replying. Now, if you're not worth those rates get dry vans."

Totally agree. Why do people constantly want to keep rates at $2.00 a mile? Price a new tank. $85,000 - $90,000 if you can find one. There is no such thing as a back haul...If there is a back haul mode button I can push somewhere in the truck to reduce my cost, please, someone let me know where it is. Come on people🙄

Replied on Thu, Oct 21, 2021 at 04:36 PM CST
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Quote: "Man I hate those two four letter words "Back Haul". In the early days of the trucking industry the load leaving your terminal was called the "Front Haul" and the return load was the "Back Haul". Over the years "Back Haul" became known as "Cheap freight! The driver/company will take it just to get his equipment back home!" Whether the freight is set into, set upon, poured into, or walks onto, it's still a live load and should be rated accordingly. If I had hair I'd be pulling it out by now."

Agree 100%! There is no such thing as a "back haul"! Once again, EVERY mile that is put on a truck has a static cost and knowing that cost should be your first order of business. May I suggest sitting down and figuring out what you would like to make for profit, figure out replacement of equipment and factor that into your bottom line and then go from there. Insulate yourself for rising costs and any unforseen expenses that may arise. Error on the high side because it is always easier to lower a rate than to raise it!

Replied on Fri, Oct 22, 2021 at 11:32 AM CST
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Quote: "If it is a front haul plan to charge about $3/mi + FSC + $150-200 for a wash. If it is a back haul, generally rates are about $1.50-$2/mile + +. I hope that helps."

Good luck getting that hauled, that rate is like a fart in an elevator, no one claims it and everyone hopes it just goes away...😂😂

Replied on Fri, Oct 22, 2021 at 12:00 PM CST

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Replied on Fri, Oct 22, 2021 at 12:34 PM CST
He asked for tank loads not dry bulk I’m not positive about SC but no less then 5 -+ fsc on the way out if they do have loads coming back without a bunch of deadhead u can come down 50 to 75 cents
Replied on Tue, Oct 26, 2021 at 09:18 PM CST
Quote: "If it is a front haul plan to charge about $3/mi + FSC + $150-200 for a wash. If it is a back haul, generally rates are about $1.50-$2/mile + +. I hope that helps."

Sam, if that is what you are charging hit me up. I have plent of loads that I can pay that or higher on.