Could be Industry Average, that's the problem,LOL
first of all when did they have a 3250 lb sprinter rule?....Used to be 2,000LBs was sprinter rate...when I was there almost 3 years ago....and since almost NO sprinter single wheel can haul 3250 legally and E1 does require a scale ticket...
OK smart guy! I've been there longer than you've been gone. EVERY 6 wheeler sprinter can haul more than 3,250 and, in fact, there are 6 wheeler sprinters. And my new Ford XLT10 can carry more than 4,000 lbs. legally. You are correct when you state the SPRINTER RATE WAS $1.00 per mile, now $0.80, HOWEVER you are WRONG about more than 3,250 lbs. (or 4 skids) WHICH WAS PAID @ $1.20 per mile, now $0.80. Did you ever read your contract rates???
This is why I built the XLT10, to take advantage of capabilities/rates that guys like you couldn't, all while staying exempt from the feds HOS rules/logging.
I know you love 4 wheeler sprinters but TRY to think out of the box! The new Ford Transit 4 wheeler has a 9,600 lb. GVW and weighs LESS THAN 5,000 lbs EMPTY! Sprinters are going to be outclassed badly in less than a year!
Try to update, man!
Probably depends on their contract. They have van drivers that have been there for awhile at the .85 cent rate plus fsc. Same with straight trucks and rates. The lowest I think they have is 1.25plus fsc. Some are much higher. With regards to Panther, some hear one rate and think that is the whole fleet. Not the case.
$1.25 a gallon is the base...subtract from DOE weekly average and divide by I think its 15 mpg for vans..= FSC
example...4.00 -1.25 = 3.75 divide by 15 = .25 would be the FSC
I agree with what everyones saying and this is just my thought. I think E1 is looking at the overall market and thinking as slow as it is right now no one will leave because nobody else is offering enough more to justify a move. Also it's just a couple of weeks before the start of the second quarter and they are looking at freight increases which will get most running again. As was stated in an earlier post a lot don't know how much it costs to run per mile and live check to check, so if their running then they are somewhat happier. If that's possible. I don't know what they are running for Sprinter and Maxx rates but if it's anything like 70c a mile than they are crazy.