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    October 2019 Locations and more ..

    Just finished a load from Fort Worth to Hubbell, Michigan on the upper peninsula. First time I've been here. I'm worried it won't be easy getting a load out of here.
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    July's Roads & Loads

    I'm finally on the road. Houston to Wilmington North Carolina
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    July's Roads & Loads

    Sitting in Houston since Sunday night. Dispatch says it's super slow and she hasn't been able to win any bids.
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    Loads going cheap lately?

    Reading all these comments from you all has really given me some insight into how other carriers and dispatchers do business. So let me fill you in on how my experience has always been. The carrier I work for now (AA Express), and my previous carrier (KASCO Services) both handle loads the same...
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    Ok it’s that time again. Which van to buy?

    It's not about what I need. It's about what I prefer. I'm not taking any chances with my engine.
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    Ok it’s that time again. Which van to buy?

    I drive a 2018 transit extended high roof that I bought new. I've only put 98000 miles on it and I don't have any experience with other vehicles to compare it to. But take what you can from this. Mine is a 250 with the 3.7 gas engine. I paid $35800 for it plus got $1000 upfit rebate after I...
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    May Be Loads 4 You & Banter

    BTW, that load out of SLC was only .62 per mile including my DH. I didn't care though because I got to go home. Now my dispatcher is telling me she's only seen one load to bid on, out of Birmingham, all day. 182 loads in the whole entire country listed right now. Anyone else in the same...
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    May Be Loads 4 You & Banter

    The next day, after dropping outside Boise, my dispatcher recommended moving to Salt Lake City. I got a load there, the same day I moved, dropping in Pensacola, FL. I had 4 days to get there, so I stopped by home in St. Louis for a day to see the family. I dropped yesterday in Pensacola, and...
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    Loads going cheap lately?

    I'm with AA Express out of St. Louis, MO. They do have a few direct customers, but from what I can tell those customers are mostly close to St. Louis. Whenever I get outside of 250 miles from home, it's bid board only. Not sure how many years in the business. I know the dispatcher has 5+...
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    May Be Loads 4 You & Banter

    I'm with AA Express out of St. Louis, MO
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    May Be Loads 4 You & Banter

    Nope. My company doesn't pay me jack to DH. I've always been on my own. I've got about 1 year in the business so far, and I feel like it always falls on me to make the best decisions concerning loads. I asked my dispatcher, after dropping the load (45 minutes West of Boise), where should I...
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    Loads going cheap lately?

    My dispatcher was bidding .70 per mile around Dallas 2 days ago and couldn't win. I don't know about you all, but I didn't get into this business to make a Walmart greeter paycheck. The people taking loads for this cheap must have been dancing a jig for their meals before this. Last year I...
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    May Be Loads 4 You & Banter

    Loaded... Plano Texas to Boise Idaho. 33 hours to get there. Never been to Idaho before. Will I need to deadhead somewhere else to get out in a reasonable amount of time?
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    April Showers , Locations & More

    Just unloaded yesterday, late afternoon, in DFW. Couldn't manage to get anything going out, so I decided to visit my brother, in the Texarkana prison, today. Would I be better off driving all the way back to Dallas to wait or would I have a decent chance getting something out of Shreveport...
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