Are you working for anyone yet? If not, I could point you to a couple smaller companies or give you a list of some bigger companies, but I doubt any of them pay over a dollar per mile. The smaller companies that I know tend to average out over a dollar per mile with some longer hauls being under $1 per mile and shorter runs being anywhere from $2-4 per mile *(example - 100 miles $275-300 or something like that. You can DM with any other questions that you may have.
Greetings! I am starting out too with a Transit 350 and I could use the information of the smaller companies that you were going to share with coliaexpress. I am in the southern California region looking to do short runs. Thanks!