Those Starbucks are taking over the world. I saw 3 of them in one big strip mall. (Including one in a department store) Anyone ever try those little coffee shacks in Seattle area?
I wouldn't mind the 70CPM too much, IF they gave us a 1st out for it, and let us piggyback two loads if possible every now and then. Still, it's cheap frieght, and it's sad to see our rates go DOWN more over the years. These are the van rates we made with Roberts Express back in 1991..
Man ..... two weeks ? ..... dang .... that is a short honeymoon ....I remember my first two weeks being called honey, sweetie and darling. 2 1/2 years later it's d**n jerk.
I was in Birmingham, AL a few weeks ago and the dispatcher told me that she had a load at the discounted rate of .70cpm and I accepted it. After I did that, I thought about it and realized that I had a contract for .75cpm. I told myself I wasn't going to do that again.
Last week, I was sitting in Chicago and accepted a load; the load was an ASAP load. I was out of my van at the time. When I got to my van, I quickly accepted it on the QC and started rolling. As I am driving down the freeway, I looked at the load and realized it was .70cpm. I immediately called dispatch and told him that I was not informed of the reduced rate; I told him I would do the load at .75cpm. He told me that he would have to take me off of the load and offer it to every driver in the area before we could discuss my .75cpm. After he said that, I asked for a first out (which he agreed he would do) and a dry run. He put me on hold for about 5 minutes and came back and said I had my .75cpm. The difference in the rates was $15.