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  1. dc843

    Loads going cheap lately?

    Make sure you keep a case on that z3 my screen went totally dead the first time i dropped mine. Lesson learned....
  2. dc843

    Loads going cheap lately?

    By only doing it when you are in a risky place, that you also got extra money going into. Never once have i just run for 20 cents over period. What im talking about is risk management. Also, you should have a maintnance and repair fund as part of your operating costs in my opinion. I do 3 cents...
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    Loads going cheap lately?

    Dont get me wrong you DEFINATELY need to figure out what sorta salary you need, but i just dont include it in my cost per mile is all. I look at my bottom line and say ok i made this much i need this much for personal stuff so this is how much i can put back into the business. And yes youll...
  4. dc843

    Loads going cheap lately?

    My cost per mile is based my total expenses per month, insurance, van payment, total gas, what i put away for my repair and maintnance fund, etc.....all divided by the total odometer miles for the time period, thats loaded miles, relocation, deadhead, etc. Im not just calculating my loaded...
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    Loads going cheap lately?

    Im talking about in the situation where he would rather deadhead. Freight or no freight, same miles ....
  6. dc843

    Loads going cheap lately?

    Wouldnt be horrible if you could combine a few small shipments like that. Medium chair though? Is that from uship or something?
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    Loads going cheap lately?

    Id either go to memphis or maybe ft smith arkansas...i seem to get loads out of there. Ive dh there twice from little rock and once from KC. So i might just go ahead and be there and jump the line.
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    Loads going cheap lately?

    Also there a probably a lot of good truck drivers who are just bad businessmen who are running at a loss. I refuse to believe as a TT OO you cant make pretty damn good money if you are smart about it. Shipping is in more of a demand now than its ever been with all this ecommerce continuing and...
  9. dc843

    Loads going cheap lately?

    Walmart is basically doing the same thing trying to compete with amazon as well. Who really knows what is going to happen in this industry in the next 10 years with so much technological advancement. Shippers will mess up orders less. Self driving trucks are definately coming, and while i...
  10. dc843

    Loads going cheap lately?

    Idk about that
  11. dc843

    Loads going cheap lately?

    First of all 20c a mile over was me being conservative just for the point its probably going to be 25-30 over. Just depends on your expenses its going to be different for all. Second yeah, you are setting an expectation, but its expectations on areas that have a lot more going to it than coming...
  12. dc843

    Loads going cheap lately?

    I was comparing a crap-rate runs actual per hour after expenses rate to minimum wage, not comparing expediting to a minimum wage job. Those are completely different. Also im talking about van expediting as an owner operator....not trucking, which you can get 1.50 to 2 a mile.
  13. dc843

    Loads going cheap lately?

    Doesnt matter if im single or married im talking about business numbers whatever you choose to do with your bottom line is you weather thats being single with few expenses or married with alot. A cost per mile doesnt include mortgage, child support payments, or whatever else goes on in your...
  14. dc843

    Loads going cheap lately?

    If youre only making a few pennies more than your cpm at 65 cents a mile you need to look at your spending in my opinion. Bare minimum that should be 20cents per mile net. Is that great money? No. But thats still above minimum wage at highway speeds. Also, just dont take loads to these low rate...
  15. dc843

    Loads going cheap lately?

    Exactly. Doesnt mean im always going to do that but sometimes it makes sense to run cheap so i can get somewhere i can get a better rate. And know that its a possibility ill have to do that when accepting a rate on a load going there originally.
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