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Mar 08, 2016 at 12:00 PM CST
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So I called about a load today paying .45/bu. for 240 mile haul. What is y'all's opinion on this. I'll tell you up front mine is. F*** that.
Replied on Tue, Mar 08, 2016 at 12:46 PM CST
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I am thinking it should be more around .70-.90 per bu. Could be wrong, but I read a report on here about profit off of transportation for somebody.
Replied on Tue, Mar 08, 2016 at 12:51 PM CST
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I called on one and it's 45cpb for a 290mile run!!
The worst part about it is that I ask for more and they either get mad or their response is "take it or not, that's what it's been running at."

REALLY????
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Replied on Tue, Mar 08, 2016 at 01:02 PM CST
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As long as we keep hauling it the will keep offering it. Just move on, it may take a little more time to find the right load but believe it our not they are still out there.

Suggestions:

Drop the hoppers and get a different type of trailer.
Drop your insurance and park your authority, and go drive for somebody else for a while.
Quit trucking altogether and find a different career.
Quit trucking and file for some good ol government money.

Replied on Tue, Mar 08, 2016 at 03:20 PM CST
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Not exactly sure what the product is on these, however, in my experience if it is wheat or corn or even beans you can pretty much expect low rates, those commoditites will never be your bread and butter hauls.
Replied on Tue, Mar 08, 2016 at 03:43 PM CST
Originally Posted by: BRENT WEST
Quote: "Not exactly sure what the product is on these, however, in my experience if it is wheat or corn or even beans you can pretty much expect low rates, those commoditites will never be your bread and butter hauls. "

Brent, I hear you, but why would a company even book that cheap stuff? It makes the brokerage firm look as if it has no intergrity. I realize money needs to keep moving, but you would think a broker would draw the line, looks very bad for a broker to even offer that rate. Some forget that when times get better those that took care of us will prosper, and the others hopefully will disappear, or pay us a premium. Maybe one day if the oil boom comes back, I can go back to hauling grain for $5-7 per mile.
Replied on Tue, Mar 08, 2016 at 03:57 PM CST
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Oh, Jason, I never said A Broker should offer that, I just see that from all of the traders out there. As a broker I don't even bother looking at anything that doesn't pay more than $2.00/Loaded Mile because I can't get my cut out of it, if I have a driver that WANTS me to get him one of those loads (and we do have a few) then we only take a penny or two off of it just to cover paperwork costs (e.g. load goes for $.65/bu we give it to the truck for $.63/bu). So it honestly doesn't even make sense for me, as a broker, to get involved and leave those loads for the farmers that are trying to keep busy in the off peak times.
Replied on Tue, Mar 08, 2016 at 04:03 PM CST
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Brent, you two have been doing great since you came in, happy to get your daily emails. I guess maybe I should have asked for you thoughts and input. I know your one of the good guys
Replied on Tue, Mar 08, 2016 at 09:03 PM CST
I hate to use this word but I gonna, sounds like a backhaul rate. Someone has probably got a load paying 2.50+ per mile and use the 1.80 to get back and do another round. I know a lot more numbers go into figuring this but if there was no bounce in this round you would average 2.15ish. Personally I would jump all over a round like this, 580mi at and average of 2.15 running miles = $1247. That's not bad for one days work in today's hopper economy.
Replied on Tue, Mar 08, 2016 at 09:16 PM CST
Must hv been the load out of Lake providence LA going to Oklahoma
Replied on Tue, Mar 08, 2016 at 09:18 PM CST
Originally Posted by: TRANDY BARNES
Quote: "Must hv been the load out of Lake providence LA going to Oklahoma "

My fault it was going to Russellville AR
Replied on Wed, Mar 09, 2016 at 09:34 AM CST
Deadhead home and let that product rot where it sits.

Have some pride don't haul shit for free!!!
Replied on Wed, Mar 09, 2016 at 06:15 PM CST
Originally Posted by: RICHARD RICKLEY
Quote: "Deadhead home and let that product rot where it sits. Have some pride don't haul shit for free!!!"

In some cases there is no market for the product so the producer or trader tries to eek out a little profit from cheap trucks. And some are desperately going along. How about this old trick? The trucker becomes a trader, makes the trade for a "wash" to create work for the truck.
Replied on Wed, Mar 09, 2016 at 06:40 PM CST
I see it more everyday, trucks are looking shittier and shittier so it's gonna change soon, gotta think positve, hate to be paccar right now
Replied on Thu, Mar 10, 2016 at 11:24 AM CST
Originally Posted by: JASON WEAST
Quote: "I see it more everyday, trucks are looking shittier and shittier so it's gonna change soon, gotta think positve, hate to be paccar right now"

I'm seeing it up here to, trucks running around tail lights not working, mud flaps missing, miss matched tires, tires wore down to the cords, but not seeing to much gorrilla tape and bungey cords yet!
Replied on Thu, Mar 10, 2016 at 11:30 AM CST
Originally Posted by: GLENN SELLHORST
Quote: "I'm seeing it up here to, trucks running around tail lights not working, mud flaps missing, miss matched tires, tires wore down to the cords, but not seeing to much gorrilla tape and bungey cords yet!"

Be nice Glenn I was using gorilla tape until the wife got me a new tarp for xmas. She said our truck was starting to look like we live around here.
Replied on Thu, Mar 10, 2016 at 12:05 PM CST
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So many of these brokers that have been posting loads recently are not much more than telemarketers for the transportation industry and would not know the differance between a dump trailer, hopper, belt or walking floor nor would they care of the cost or cost of operating said equipment they just seem to be on the we can move your freight lets see if we can find someone desperate enough to work for what we are selling the load for..
Replied on Thu, Mar 10, 2016 at 12:48 PM CST
Originally Posted by: JASON WEAST
Quote: "Be nice Glenn I was using gorilla tape until the wife got me a new tarp for xmas. She said our truck was starting to look like we live around here."

Thanks for the laugh Jason!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Replied on Mon, Mar 14, 2016 at 02:12 PM CST
Originally Posted by: BRENT WEST
Quote: "Oh, Jason, I never said A Broker should offer that, I just see that from all of the traders out there. As a broker I don't even bother looking at anything that doesn't pay more than $2.00/Loaded Mile because I can't get my cut out of it, if I have a driver that WANTS me to get him one of those loads (and we do have a few) then we only take a penny or two off of it just to cover paperwork costs (e.g. load goes for $.65/bu we give it to the truck for $.63/bu). So it honestly doesn't even make sense for me, as a broker, to get involved and leave those loads for the farmers that are trying to keep busy in the off peak times. "

How do I get on your e-mail list Brent?
Replied on Mon, Mar 14, 2016 at 02:14 PM CST
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Shoot me an e-mail at [email protected] and I will make sure we get you added to the list :) Always looking for drivers and carriers that are reputable!
Replied on Mon, Mar 14, 2016 at 09:21 PM CST
Originally Posted by: BRENT WEST
Quote: "Shoot me an e-mail at [email protected] and I will make sure we get you added to the list :) Always looking for drivers and carriers that are reputable! "

If your on the up n up add me to your email list [email protected]