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  1. D1964

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    Any time I come to Atlanta ,I will be stuck here ,one time it was for a week ! Thanks god I have house here, but anyways ,loads are flying dirt cheap off the board and even cheap is hard to get to just leave to other location .Driving cargo van .Anyone has answer ?
     
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    Cheap no name underinsured poorly maintained multicarriers bidding lower than anyone can turn the key for.

    That'd be my first guess.
     
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      .... and which companies do you work for? The issue is, if all you have to compete with is price .. it's a race to the bottom.
       
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      Why would you sit for a week if freight wasn't moving?
       
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      Rags, do you think there's no freight moving out of Atlanta for 1 week?
       
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      I highly doubt it. I just can't see sitting.
       
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      I looked up on Sylectus today and they had over 400 vehicles within 50 miles radius in Atlanta today; (I admit that some vans are counted twice or more due to multicarrier arrangement) but it’s still too many vans. I was able to get one to NM; lucky me, I guess.
       
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      Lucky? Depends on how you look at it ...
      What's the rate?
       
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      People were bidding 55 c/m and didn't get a load ,that's what I heard .I'm sure not coming to Atl in near future )) Working for small carrier based in Chicago and usually have no problem getting shipments
       
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      Van2017 ..
      Here, I'll help you out ...
      Based on your annual numbers your vans are running at more than 20% off the mark. In your mind you make up for it by running them 40-50% harder. In my mind, there's nothing impressive about leaving that much money on the table. Same freight, same miles ... mind boggling.
       
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      You need to try not to listen to the mob. It matters which carrier you work for. Crap carrier, crap rates .... good carrier, good rates ... great carrier, great rates.
      If you're a husband and wife team, smarten up & get with a great carrier. Unless you're pot heads & can't pass a drug test.
       
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      What is considered good carrier and great carrier ? And no ,we are not pot heads )))
       
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      Do some research on this site ... lots of information. Make calls, lots of 'em.

      Who are you with now?
       
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      All I ever hear about XPO , Panther ,Load1 is a lot of sitting time, so I'm sure who is great carrier )
       
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      Seriously ... you sat for a week in Atlanta. Sitting is defiantly part of expediting but stop listening to gossip and do your homework.
       
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      I’ve picked the load from Sylectus myself, Atlanta to NM, 1400 miles for $1,500 it was XPO load for a Small ST, 1200 lbs.
       
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      What city in NM? Farmington?
       
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