I could get you a free night at my daughter's AirBnB outside of Yosemite, but you would have to take me with you.
Imagine me driving a 5 ton at 50 mph...id be rakin in the dough from fuel savings...if I didn't get shotThe Trick actually wanted 50mph, but because of Watergate (then still in progress), Congress wouldn’t give him what he wanted. They passed the 55. It was supposed to be in effect for only a year or so, but because road deaths declined it ended up getting baked in. It took 13 years to get rid of it.
There's that, but other than volume of business, can I really complain about $1.06 usd a mile ++?Maybe the enemy isn't the van, but the carrier you are leased to?
Good morning! I have found out through years of experience its not always the weight or size of a load that always dictates the rates. I used to think like you when I owned my 10 wheeler. What a rude awakening I was in for. Countless times I have hauled a 10 pound box, 3- 5 gallon buckets of paint, a prosthetic arm, a dead body, etc, for a pretty good distance that paid as much as, if not more than a straight. But also keep in mind how much money out of that pay per mile you will keep in a van versus a straight. I had a straight tell me that he averages around $1.44 a loaded mile. How accurate that is, I dont know, but that is not that great of a difference in my opinion to justify the higher ownership costs, rules, regulations, etc that a straight has. But, a van is not for everyone, either.There's that, but other than volume of business, can I really complain about $1.06 usd a mile ++?
Found out the insurance on a 5 ton costs the same I'm paying from a buddy. Tell me 10 skids won't pay more than 3...as a true independent....
Edit: you think rates are bad now...watch me take 10 skids at 0.50c a mile each skid...muhahaaa...
If that's the case, I also need a new carrier. My numbers are pathetic