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Discussion in 'General Expediter Forum' started by Boatcat, Sep 29, 2017.

  1. Treadmill
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    Treadmill Veteran Expediter Owner/Operator

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    That rate that I quoted is accurate for some drivers but the majority make around .85/mi.
     
  2. Flash the expeditor

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    OK thanks, where do vann expeditors get loads and what would be the best vehicle to get if I decide to expedite?
     
    • Treadmill
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      Treadmill Veteran Expediter Owner/Operator

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      Your best bet would be to drive for an owner in the type of vehicle you are interested in. Then you can see if this type of work is for you. Hope this helps.
       
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    • Murraycroexp
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      Murraycroexp Veteran Expediter

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      If you are entering expediting and plan on NOT being flexible, DON'T DO IT. I'm not trying to be negative. Just trying to be honest. But if you need to be home every weekend, or only stay in a close radius, don't do it. OR, OR, OR, get with a carrier that ONLY needs you specifically for regional work. Don't go into the general world of expediting and think you are going to change it. We all tried. But best wishes in your endeavor!!
       
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    • Murraycroexp
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      Murraycroexp Veteran Expediter

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      Just don't assume L1 or C&M will just "take you on". Both are great companies with stand-up owners and teams. Don't get offended if they don't want your truck or they don't feel you are right for them. Business is business and it's a two way street. I've been turning down trucks (we only run Sprinter types) for about 4 years now. Not because we're so special, but because there are many planets that need alignment to form that special relationship. And sometimes the carrier "has enough planets". As is the case with us right now. Be aware of carriers that are perpetually adding trucks. Yes, turnover happens. That's life. But if Load-1 or C&M or someone says, "not now" or "check back in 3 months", it's more likely a market decision and not a personal attack. Really. Flooding the market with empty trucks is one major issue with business now. Forewarned.

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    • Kip life

      Kip life Active Expediter Owner/Operator

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      I thought .. Illinois is one of the better markets with Van 1-1.1 / mile

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      Kip life Active Expediter Owner/Operator

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      If 400 miles is your max, you will not make money in this biz

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    • Boatcat
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      Boatcat Active Expediter Owner/Operator

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      I appreciate your perspective on things.
      I have signed on with C/M and we will see how it goes.
      Also plan on exploring options with someone here on EO who has been in the biz for many years.

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    • Murraycroexp
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      Good deal!! Best wishes!!


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    • Tennesseahawk
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      Grabbing the popcorn.

      Good luck!
       
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    • Flash the expeditor

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      Thanks, what is the cargo van rate per mile in Illinois under your own authority dealing directly with shippers
       
    • Worn Out Manager
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      Worn Out Manager Veteran Expediter Owner/Operator US Air Force

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      You know, I have a suspicion that you really don't understand how this business works. The only Flash you will see with the thoughts you have put forward is the flash your money makes as you burn thru it.

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      Negativity never helps, either u have some good info to share or don't share at all. U never know what someone else is doing, where their at or who they know. Just cause you're experiencing something or things not going well for you doesn't mean the next man will experience what you are.
       
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      I hear most are driving for van owners getting paid 60 cent to a buck per mile depending on where they are, but what is the van owner getting paid per mile directly by the shipper per mile? Simply question either you know or not. I'm in Illinois so I'm quoting for Illinois and the Midwest region
       
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      Worn Out Manager Veteran Expediter Owner/Operator US Air Force

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      No negativity, just by your questions and comments you have a LOT more studying to do.

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      School me! If u expedite a load directly from a shipper driving for yourself in your own cargo van what would u charge per mile on average in the Midwest?
       
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      I have no expectation that I would ever deal directly with the shipper.

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      Moot Veteran Expediter Owner/Operator

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      I've been referenced to many things in my long career in the transportation industry. Some wouldn't pass the E.O. censor but I have never been called a planet. I like planet! Planet sounds powerful. Can I suck my carrier into my orbit and control them?
       
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    • Tennesseahawk
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      Are you the Captain Planet?
       
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