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Mar 06, 2016 at 12:07 AM CST
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1.02 for a 48,000 pound load??? Call me back when you when you wake up and QUIT DREAMING.... who ever takes that load is a total freaking idiot and headed down a highway toward bankrupcy....
Replied on Sun, Mar 06, 2016 at 12:04 PM CST
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A friend was saying.. A load posted out of san antonio area to back east.. A load... 75cents a mile.
Replied on Sun, Mar 06, 2016 at 10:01 PM CST
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I don't doubt it at all. I was offered $1.25 out from Houston several times for a flat this week. Offers for hazmat tanker were running $1.75 to $1.85.
I've never seen freight rates crater so much or so wide spread. Then again I never saw so many rigs with $3000 to $4000 payments either. Them boys think they have to keep moving even if they are losing money.
Replied on Sun, Mar 06, 2016 at 10:01 PM CST
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I don't doubt it at all. I was offered $1.25 out from Houston several times for a flat this week. Offers for hazmat tanker were running $1.75 to $1.85.
I've never seen freight rates crater so much or so wide spread. Then again I never saw so many rigs with $3000 to $4000 payments either. Them boys think they have to keep moving even if they are losing money.
Replied on Mon, Mar 07, 2016 at 11:07 PM CST
Originally Posted by: JERRY BECK
Quote: "I don't doubt it at all. I was offered $1.25 out from Houston several times for a flat this week. Offers for hazmat tanker were running $1.75 to $1.85. I've never seen freight rates crater so much or so wide spread. Then again I never saw so many rigs with $3000 to $4000 payments either. Them boys think they have to keep moving even if they are losing money."

It is totally backward thinking to accept a load for breakeven or under breakeven... just because their wheels are turning doesnt mean they are making any money. As matter of fact they are losing money. I find that patience and dealing with decent brokers pays off... Patience is key.... it may take a couple days. But you will find a decent paying load from an honest and honorable broker who either knows how to deal with shippers for fair pay and/or isnt so greedy so as to scalp more than 15 to 20 percent of the linehaul....

It is sad to say this, but senseless and impatient carriers and independent Truckers who fight for crumbs... will soon find themselves bankrupt....
Replied on Tue, Mar 08, 2016 at 07:56 AM CST
Spot loads have got so bad we are going to be parking our hoppers for a while. We will continue to pull loads for our dedicated suppliers but I can make more with a van in this economy. Hopefully people start saying no and the rates come back.
Replied on Wed, Mar 09, 2016 at 09:29 AM CST
A few more months like this & all the fancy frac trucks should be on the Paccar repo lot & things can get back to normal.
Replied on Wed, Mar 09, 2016 at 12:29 PM CST
Originally Posted by: RANDY FUJAN
Quote: "Spot loads have got so bad we are going to be parking our hoppers for a while. We will continue to pull loads for our dedicated suppliers but I can make more with a van in this economy. Hopefully people start saying no and the rates come back."

Jordan, to many maggots or bottum feeders in our area
Replied on Wed, Mar 09, 2016 at 03:07 PM CST
Originally Posted by: RICHARD RICKLEY
Quote: "A few more months like this & all the fancy frac trucks should be on the Paccar repo lot & things can get back to normal."

That's the best thing I've heard all week! lol