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Still to cheap?

Jun 17, 2022 at 07:07 AM CST
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Remember 2008, fuel got expensive and big trucks started driving 58-62 MPH, and the news media showed soccer moms practicing Hyper mileage driving teqniques? This time nobody seems to care, so what’s changed? Is the Covid money offsetting the price of fuel?
Replied on Fri, Jun 17, 2022 at 01:43 PM CST

I think so. But that will run out too. Just kicks the ball down the road a bit. It's got to be a bitch to pay $1.00 per mile for fuel. A DOLLAR!

Replied on Sat, Jun 18, 2022 at 11:39 AM CST
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Just imagine the people running intrastate in California $7 / gallon @ 5.5 mpg about $1.30 per mile. I don't know why there are still loads posted under $2 / mile, hell under $3 / mile is dumb.

Replied on Sat, Jun 18, 2022 at 11:39 AM CST
Quote: "I think so. But that will run out too. Just kicks the ball down the road a bit. It's got to be a bitch to pay $1.00 per mile for fuel. A DOLLAR!"

5.89.9 fuel yesterday. Fuel in most of ND is priced by the red square. Aka cenex

got a call from a 24 yr old wants a job. Says needs 25.00/ hr. So I ask what skills does he have answer none. I also said no cell phones while working. Got hung up on

Replied on Sat, Jun 18, 2022 at 11:39 AM CST
ELD mandate wasn't implemented last time. I have slowed down.
Replied on Sat, Jun 18, 2022 at 08:29 PM CST
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Quote: "Just imagine the people running intrastate in California $7 / gallon @ 5.5 mpg about $1.30 per mile. I don't know why there are still loads posted under $2 / mile, hell under $3 / mile is dumb. "

They are posted because people run them. I'm putting my pneumatic in the shop next week and was looking for power only loads to run while I don't have my trailer. A vulture told me he had a dry van that he needed moved from Dallas to Laredo. I asked for the rate and he said... "I'll LET you load it and keep it for 24 hrs" I said ok but what is the trailer move paying. He said nothing. I laughed and hung up.
Replied on Sat, Jun 18, 2022 at 08:31 PM CST

Diesel / gas prices aren't too high yet. I was at the local farm fleet store today, beautiful day around 80 degrees. Three vehicles running in the parking lot with no one in them. Maybe a dog. I've seen it before. Usually a diesel pick up.

There's talk about "brown outs, black outs" and we're not charging many automobiles yet. I think we're in trouble.

Replied on Sat, Jun 18, 2022 at 08:31 PM CST

Go back to the mid 1990's when JB, Schneider, Werner, etc. were running at 57-58 mph with their cabover "buses". We were concerned about fuel being over a $1.00 per gallon.

Replied on Mon, Jun 20, 2022 at 12:15 PM CST
Quote: "They are posted because people run them. I'm putting my pneumatic in the shop next week and was looking for power only loads to run while I don't have my trailer. A vulture told me he had a dry van that he needed moved from Dallas to Laredo. I asked for the rate and he said... "I'll LET you load it and keep it for 24 hrs" I said ok but what is the trailer move paying. He said nothing. I laughed and hung up."

Tell him you'll be picking up a load in Mexico.