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Using our current company truck for part-time contract runs

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  1. jermrief

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    Good evening,
    We have a pretty nice 24' Expeditor Truck that we use for moving our own inventory/parts between our warehouses in Atlanta, Dallas, Miami, and Denver. We very rarely have a full load and sometimes have to do dead hauls between locations. Is it possible to do contract work with someone like Panther or FedEX but only on routes that match close to ours, on days that we are driving our loads, and share the load with our parts/inventory? Be nice to make a delivery for Panther/Fedex/whomever from Denver to say St. Louis on our way to Atlanta or Miami to help pay for part of the fuel and drivers (we run teams). Thanks
     
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    Turtle Administrator Staff Member Owner/Operator

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    It's possible, but it's really difficult to find short-notice, emergency freight that coincides with where a truck needs to be a day or two from now.
     
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      BigStickJr Veteran Expediter Researching

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      Rates are depressed out of Miami, Dallas,and Denver.
      Sell the truck, use the drivers elsewhere, and call Fedex , Panther, et al to haul your freight.
      No more deadhead miles.
       
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      Also, the better freight for those companies will be exclusive use.
       
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      As mentioned most expedite companies' freight is tendered "exclusive use"; one shipment, one truck, one seal. Why not do some research into LTL load boards. You may find loads that fit and are along your routes. Probably won't pay much but something is better than nothing.
       
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      Maybe even Uship. It don’t pay much but probably would pay for the fuel.
       
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      Yeah, the exclusive use wouldn't work for us, would have to be a shared load. I agree, something is better then nothing. Even paying just for fuel and I eat labor or visa versa. Thanks
       
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      So panther is pretty good then...
       
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