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Old 06-22-2010, 04:56 PM
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not from a broker but direct? i found a company that has a lot of work and no house company.. so my question is.. whats the going rates? i'm thinking to make any money with no rounder $2.75-$2.80 pm. any thoughts?
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Old 06-22-2010, 05:19 PM
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Depends on where it's shipping from,where to,how many miles,days,flat,van,reefer,ect.
1000-1400 miles decent rate,2-300 miles pretty low rate.
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Old 06-22-2010, 05:44 PM
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chris, everything is in south florida. i'm looking to do south florida to miami. i really do not want to be out overnight and want to be dedicated to this company. unfortintaly a back haul i dont think is wise being i'm trying to get daily work out of them and cant afford the risk of being held up. jacksonville is about 310 miles. so i'd be deadheading back 310 miles. i figure $300-$400 a day in fuel. the truck i'm looking at is real cheap so payments are low.

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Old 06-22-2010, 05:58 PM
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If your talking a 300 mile load for 2.75 and deadheading back 300 miles 5x week you only gross 2-2200.00 a week after fuel. I wouldn't run any kind of truck for that low of money. If that's the best rate they will give,find someone else.
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what would you say is a good decent rate?
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Old 06-22-2010, 06:29 PM
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Most likely they can get it done for that rate. The rate may be okay for someone moving from point A to B, certainly not enough for what you're talking about. If you only get 2200.00 week after fuel doesn't leave much after your rolling cost,insurance,truck ect. Driving for someone else at 7-800.00 a week with benefits is higher than that.
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wish i could find something that paid that and home every night.. hell i used to make that before pay cuts..
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Old 06-22-2010, 09:34 PM
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I would try to get at least $1.50-2.00/mile for ALL miles unless I could find something to get me back to the load.
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Old 06-23-2010, 01:42 AM
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I would try to get at least $1.50-2.00/mile for ALL miles unless I could find something to get me back to the load.
i highly doubt they'll go for that gman. i'm worried about the backhaul and being held up. however, i think they pull supplies out of where i'd like to go so it might work out.

any advice from anyone?

the truck i'm looking at seems like a great deal 94 volvo 3406e, 3.36 gears
for a trailer as much as i want an airride trailer i can get an old knight express trailer for around 5k
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Old 06-23-2010, 03:13 AM
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i highly doubt they'll go for that gman. i'm worried about the backhaul and being held up. however, i think they pull supplies out of where i'd like to go so it might work out.

any advice from anyone?

the truck i'm looking at seems like a great deal 94 volvo 3406e, 3.36 gears
for a trailer as much as i want an airride trailer i can get an old knight express trailer for around 5k

They may not be willing to go that high, but unless you can find a way to haul their loads at a profit it won't work anyway. I would suggest you consider looking at a couple of area to see if you can line something up. I would look at Tampa and Jacksonville. If you are coming out of Miami then you might work something out where you can have regular or semi regular runs within that triangle. That is what some people have done who live down there.
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