Winter Salt Better Freight Rates

Sep 28, 2018 at 10:56 AM CST
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As we near the winter months in the midwest I will be looking for DEPENDABLE carriers to move salt from Kansas to Eastern Nebraska. In an effort to maintain carriers throughout the season we will be paying higher rates than we have paid in the past. We will have 10 to 20 loads a week, this is dependent on how the snow and ice falls in Omaha. We will also have reloads in Nebraska to offer trucks full rounds. Trucks should be over 2.00/mi. I'm hoping to have that higher but there are a lot of factors still in play with it being a few months away. Unloading hours will be extremely flexible and mostly 24hours. If you are interested please email me at [email protected]l.com

I will be out of the office 10/1/18-10/5/18. Feel free to call starting on 10/8/18 to get on the list or discuss rounds through out the winter. 7855363058 ext 102
Replied on Sat, Sep 29, 2018 at 09:38 AM CST
Your frieght rates are too low national average to own and operate is 1.65 per mile so at your rates will either come up or you will starve
you need to be looking at 2.25 per mile with or without a “backhaul”
Replied on Sat, Sep 29, 2018 at 05:54 PM CST
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“DEPENDABLE” goes in a parallel tangent with PAY
Replied on Sat, Sep 29, 2018 at 09:40 PM CST
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2.00 per mile is really low. I come from AG. We pay the lowest because we are broke...and even AG pays more than 2.00 per mile.
Replied on Sun, Sep 30, 2018 at 11:50 AM CST
Originally Posted by: DALE HERMANS
Quote: "2.00 per mile is really low. I come from AG. We pay the lowest because we are broke...and even AG pays more than 2.00 per mile. "

Some BTO will put all of his trucks on it for 1.40 round trip rate driven by a bunch of Busch league $12/hour drivers
Replied on Sun, Sep 30, 2018 at 12:22 PM CST
Originally Posted by: PAUL GAMBIANI
Quote: "Some BTO will put all of his trucks on it for 1.40 round trip rate driven by a bunch of Busch league $12/hour drivers "

Exactly. They will complain about losing money. And the companies buying/ moving the product will complain about contamination from a dirty trailer...ect, ect.
Replied on Mon, Oct 01, 2018 at 09:12 PM CST
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Fellas, I've worked with Jordan in the past and he is a stand up guy. Generally when he quotes a rate it is for ALL miles, not that loaded mile BS. Just sayin
Replied on Mon, Oct 01, 2018 at 10:03 PM CST
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Originally Posted by: DAVE BASCOM
Quote: "Fellas, I've worked with Jordan in the past and he is a stand up guy. Generally when he quotes a rate it is for ALL miles, not that loaded mile BS. Just sayin"

A load going both directions like he stated for $2/mike round trip is too low. A $2/mile load going east and a $2/mile “backhaul” given by the same dude going back west is too low. A $2/mile round trip is too low
Replied on Tue, Oct 02, 2018 at 10:01 AM CST
Originally Posted by: DAVE BASCOM
Quote: "Fellas, I've worked with Jordan in the past and he is a stand up guy. Generally when he quotes a rate it is for ALL miles, not that loaded mile BS. Just sayin"

Nobody is questioning anyone's integrity. Just tired of paper thin margins. I'm sure Jordan is too.
Replied on Sun, Oct 07, 2018 at 04:42 PM CST
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Why are people loading 1.20 a mile to Sioux City. Hauling shit fert back for 2.00. Then empty to get cheap grain again. That's not 2 bucks
Replied on Sun, Oct 07, 2018 at 04:45 PM CST
I see the MN, SD, ND trucks in the wheat lines when I haul the one load a year that pays decent.
Replied on Tue, Oct 09, 2018 at 08:51 PM CST
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Average fuel price 3.30.....that's where the per mile has to be. If.not, you are working below minimum wage....going backwards. I agree with all the comments made here. Majority of us are on the same page.
Replied on Mon, Oct 15, 2018 at 02:54 PM CST
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I was just posting up possible rounds, of course we would all like to see higher rates. If y'all got good lanes you are working on then by all means stay on them. No need for all the negativity.
Replied on Mon, Oct 15, 2018 at 03:03 PM CST
Originally Posted by: JAY HUSMAN
Quote: "Why are people loading 1.20 a mile to Sioux City. Hauling shit fert back for 2.00. Then empty to get cheap grain again. That's not 2 bucks"

No one ever said my salt was paying 1.20/ mi. My salt will pay 2.25/mi on 25 tons. IF you have a bigger wagon feel free to fill it up.
Replied on Thu, Oct 18, 2018 at 08:06 PM CST
No I was talking cheap grain. People keep loading it. But say they are making big money. If I lived further south I would sure work with you
Replied on Mon, Oct 22, 2018 at 10:23 PM CST
The salt loads come out of Hutch or Lyons? I have a gig i do from Dec thru March but might be interested in helping you some til Dec. Any more info? Thx