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May 03, 2016 at 09:17 AM CST
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I'm curious about thoughts on some of the grain that is being supposedly being moved at rates that my calculator won't even figure. I understand a broker will lowball you with the first price they throw at you but I'm getting some so low I can't even bring myself to respond when it calculates to a dollar a mile or worse. Any suggestions other then just walking away?
Replied on Tue, May 03, 2016 at 10:34 AM CST
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There is no nice way to tell them to kiss your ass
Replied on Tue, May 03, 2016 at 12:51 PM CST
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Originally Posted by: JASON WEAST
Quote: "There is no nice way to tell them to kiss your ass"

Exactly.
Replied on Tue, May 03, 2016 at 07:07 PM CST
Originally Posted by: JASON WEAST
Quote: "There is no nice way to tell them to kiss your ass"

Jason- I have a load for you up here....
Replied on Tue, May 03, 2016 at 07:24 PM CST
Like what a load of s***
Replied on Tue, May 03, 2016 at 07:35 PM CST
^^^^Very possibly I hear with the recent decline in rates the Iowa swine haulers are having a ball.
Replied on Tue, May 03, 2016 at 07:42 PM CST
Its a couple squirrels living above my bathroom. I need them hauled away as far as possible. Figured you could stick one in each hopper, but I need this done at a backhaul rate. I know guys that do this all the time for $0.53/mi thats all I have in it.
Replied on Tue, May 03, 2016 at 07:46 PM CST
Originally Posted by: JOSH BUSTER
Quote: "Its a couple squirrels living above my bathroom. I need them hauled away as far as possible. Figured you could stick one in each hopper, but I need this done at a backhaul rate. I know guys that do this all the time for $0.53/mi thats all I have in it."

You're a damn squirrel. Ha ha
Replied on Tue, May 03, 2016 at 07:52 PM CST
Originally Posted by: JOSH BUSTER
Quote: "Its a couple squirrels living above my bathroom. I need them hauled away as far as possible. Figured you could stick one in each hopper, but I need this done at a backhaul rate. I know guys that do this all the time for $0.53/mi thats all I have in it."

You're a damn squirrel. Ha ha
Replied on Tue, May 03, 2016 at 08:02 PM CST
Lmao. They've been livin there for a year. The wife won't let me use the 12ga to solve it, I even promised to fix the drywall when I was done.
Replied on Wed, May 04, 2016 at 08:50 AM CST
Politely give them a reasonable rate, then walk away. Have to send a message.
Replied on Thu, May 05, 2016 at 05:03 PM CST
Originally Posted by: JOSH BUSTER
Quote: "Lmao. They've been livin there for a year. The wife won't let me use the 12ga to solve it, I even promised to fix the drywall when I was done."

Ask them for rent, those doggone freeloaders. Tell them about the housing program that the gooberment will give them money to not work. You know those squrrels are stashing nuts away in your attic. They will adapt to the gooberment program just fine, and get a house paid for 15 years to boot.


I can only imagine those squirrels bouncing around in Jason's hopper. LOL
Replied on Thu, May 05, 2016 at 05:09 PM CST
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Best thing is to say have a nice day and get off the phone as fast as possible. Fish don't like to jump on the hook when you are on the phone talking. Something about the electronic waves bothers those fish. Most of us have parked and are spending more time fishing for fish, or playing around the house. I have slowed my roll down and just pull enough to cover the overhead for the company and some left over. I think I am starting to like this lifestyle. I am thinking on heading down to social services and tell them that I need some Obama money, and that I need a new house.

Wonder what would happen if we all did that around the same time?

Anybody want to join me for a welfare party, just think about how fun it would be to go to the local social services department and we all claim that we can't work anymore because we are disabled by the greed of others.
Replied on Thu, May 05, 2016 at 06:26 PM CST
Does anyone remember when some of the Budwieser distributors had their own trucks? Pretty nice "rides" and probably nice jobs. I remember seeing them from as far out as Fargo running through my neighborhood. Then JB came in with their cabover Argosys to haul 50,000#. I wonder if there was any negociations between the "King" and the distributors before that. I had heard that they could keep their deals if they could match JB's weight etc. Either they couldn't or wouldn't because they disappeared.

I approached a customer about something similar years ago. I could put more on and it would benefit both of us. I would gain a little and they would save a little. It was a "grocery" load of bagged feed. They said no. They needed to stick to uniform weights on all loads. Too much trouble for one truck.

I hope I stayed on topic about Mega shippers and Mega carriers etc.
Replied on Thu, May 05, 2016 at 06:29 PM CST
Originally Posted by: DEAN HUGHSON
Quote: "Does anyone remember when some of the Budwieser distributors had their own trucks? Pretty nice "rides" and probably nice jobs. I remember seeing them from as far out as Fargo running through my neighborhood. Then JB came in with their cabover Argosys to haul 50,000#. I wonder if there was any negociations between the "King" and the distributors before that. I had heard that they could keep their deals if they could match JB's weight etc. Either they couldn't or wouldn't because they disappeared. I approached a customer about something similar years ago. I could put more on and it would benefit both of us. I would gain a little and they would save a little. It was a "grocery" load of bagged feed. They said no. They needed to stick to uniform weights on all loads. Too much trouble for one truck. I hope I stayed on topic about Mega shippers and Mega carriers etc."

Shoot!! Might be in the wrong forum. Sorry.
Replied on Thu, May 05, 2016 at 06:47 PM CST
I thought is was a good story.