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WHO IS PULLING THIS?

Sep 21, 2016 at 01:07 PM CST
+ 8
My curiosity has got the best of me..... Who in the **** is pulling loads like this? Vernon TX to Inola OK $0.30/bu, on this load board? Are you kidding me, I'd be embarrassed to even post that. $0.88/mi on 294 miles. Go get em boys!
Replied on Wed, Sep 21, 2016 at 02:34 PM CST
Hell, I'd be embarassed to be paid by the mile, what about all your time spent NOT driving, is it worthless?
Replied on Wed, Sep 21, 2016 at 05:09 PM CST
+ 4 - 2
This has turned into a spam board, with lots of money losing loads, just waiting for some one to book a load below the cost of operating your truck. I have 200 emails a day from this board, most of them crap loads, below the cost of operation
Replied on Thu, Sep 22, 2016 at 07:31 AM CST
Enid OK to Inola OK. 15 cents a bushel from Cherney Commodity. Same cat has Columbus KS to Inola OK at 20 cents. Neither of these loads pay anywhere close to even covering operating costs on the loaded miles let alone any bounce miles involved. Why would anybody even think about putting this on a trailer. I would like someone to explain to me why they would even consider hauling this. I don't care if you are going to Inola anyway why would you waste time even rolling the tarp open for something that cheap. If you are hauling it then you are part of the problem of cheap freight.
Replied on Thu, Sep 22, 2016 at 07:31 AM CST
Enid OK to Inola OK. 15 cents a bushel from Cherney Commodity. Same cat has Columbus KS to Inola OK at 20 cents. Neither of these loads pay anywhere close to even covering operating costs on the loaded miles let alone any bounce miles involved. Why would anybody even think about putting this on a trailer. I would like someone to explain to me why they would even consider hauling this. I don't care if you are going to Inola anyway why would you waste time even rolling the tarp open for something that cheap. If you are hauling it then you are part of the problem of cheap freight.
Replied on Sun, Sep 25, 2016 at 02:57 PM CST
Idiots!
Replied on Mon, Sep 26, 2016 at 04:41 PM CST
+ 1
My in plant shuttle rate is higher than that..Wake up folks.
Replied on Mon, Sep 26, 2016 at 05:01 PM CST
Ridiculous!! Even if going home it would be better to roll empty in my opinion. Do these guys think insurance is cheap/ and trucks don't need maintenance?
Replied on Tue, Sep 27, 2016 at 08:26 AM CST
To all who posted previously,

In your opinion, what would be an appropriate rate for this load? I'm new to this industry and I'm curious to see what the rate gap is between what is being paid and what is worth the time for operators. Thanks.
Replied on Tue, Sep 27, 2016 at 08:35 AM CST
1.00bu
Replied on Wed, Sep 28, 2016 at 12:33 PM CST

We have told several customers this year that we would drive past their loads empy before we would haul for the prices they are expecting to get it done for. The common response is well we have gotten it done for that before to which I say call the idiot that hauled it for you then! If we are in the business of losing money we will not be in business long!

Replied on Wed, Sep 28, 2016 at 01:09 PM CST
Originally Posted by: ED MCCONNELL
Quote: " We have told several customers this year that we would drive past their loads empy before we would haul for the prices they are expecting to get it done for. The common response is well we have gotten it done for that before to which I say call the idiot that hauled it for you then! If we are in the business of losing money we will not be in business long!"

I agree wholeheartedly with you on that. I get calls every day from shippers wanting us to load for them. They tell me the rate they want it moved for and if it is tooooo cheeeeeeep, i don't hesitate to tell them that. The usual response is the same as Ed mentioned. I ask them why they are calling me if they have all these trucks out there that will haul for that rate. Seems like a waste of time to me. The usual response is that the other trucks are busy and can't get to it. HMMMMMMMM Could it be that they either went out of business or wised up to the fact that Santa Claus doesn't live at their house and they can't afford to keep giving their services for free?

Replied on Wed, Sep 28, 2016 at 04:58 PM CST
What is a nice way to tell them to kiss my ass ?
Replied on Wed, Sep 28, 2016 at 05:05 PM CST
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Originally Posted by: JASON WEAST
Quote: "What is a nice way to tell them to kiss my ass ?"

During the Christmas season you can alway say that the mistletoe is on your coattails.
Replied on Wed, Sep 28, 2016 at 11:11 PM CST
Duane now thats funny

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