EXPENSES?
Posted Sun, Feb 22 2015 10:40 AM CST
BOB CEPLECHA
CEPLECHA TRUCKING
MARTIN , SD
605-441-0317

Posts: 13
Someone must have the secret to cutting expense in the trucking industry that I'm missing because loads are being posted for less than 2.50 a mile. Fuel may be down but insurance companies didn't drop their rates,tires are still expensive, parts and repairs, didn't go down and I'm still feeling the shock of fuel prices from when it was 4+ dollars a gallon. How can anyone haul so cheap? Maybe they don't have insurance coverage for livestock. I don't get it. Please enlighten me. REPLY REPLY WITH QUOTE
Posted Mon, Feb 23 2015 05:36 PM CST
WILLIAM HORN
HORN CATTLE TRANSPORT
GREELEY, CO

Posts: 7
Originally Posted by: BOB CEPLECHA
Quote: "Someone must have the secret to cutting expense in the trucking industry that I'm missing because loads are being posted for less than 2.50 a mile. Fuel may be down but insurance companies didn't drop their rates,tires are still expensive, parts and repairs, didn't go down and I'm still feeling the shock of fuel prices from when it was 4+ dollars a gallon. How can anyone haul so cheap? Maybe they don't have insurance coverage for livestock. I don't get it. Please enlighten me."

I wish I new the answer between low rates people not paying and low rates high ins premiums I lost my Trk its seems we just pay every body but our selves industry is not what it used to be everybody makes money but us don't have the answer ....
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Posted Tue, Feb 24 2015 10:15 AM CST
RANDY GOEBEL
GOEBEL LIVESTOCK HAULING
MONTROSE, IL

Posts: 3

I DON'T UNDERSTAND IT EITHER, I BEEN TRUCKING FOR 40 YEARS , I'M NOT GONNA HAUL FOR

NO $2.50 A MILE, I DON'T KNOW WHAT THESE PEOPLE ARE THINKING?

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Posted Tue, Feb 24 2015 10:57 AM CST
BOB CEPLECHA
CEPLECHA TRUCKING
MARTIN , SD
605-441-0317

Posts: 13
I'm sure that most companies feel the same way. It's hard to control what happens with the long runs but I can sure keep a eye on the local work. It's the brokers that are controlling the price and if the loads don't get moving they have to raise the rates. My advice is don't take the loads. REPLY REPLY WITH QUOTE
Posted Thu, Feb 26 2015 09:33 PM CST
TODD RAGER
RAGER TRUCKING
GORDON, NE

Posts: 5
Can't believe some of these rates that some of these people will take just to get towards home some aren't even worth bumping the chute for .2.44 a loaded mile for 53-59k come on and grow a pair and let'em set REPLY REPLY WITH QUOTE
Posted Fri, Feb 27 2015 05:29 AM CST
PETE PEETERS
DUTCH WAY TRANSPORT
LIMON, CO
719-775-2377

Posts: 12

if u spoke another language u might get some insight on how they do it..........

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Posted Sun, Mar 01 2015 05:08 PM CST
ELDON KRAMER
E.R.K. TRUCKING
GERING, NE
308-631-5233

Posts: 1
Originally Posted by: TODD RAGER
Quote: "Can't believe some of these rates that some of these people will take just to get towards home some aren't even worth bumping the chute for .2.44 a loaded mile for 53-59k come on and grow a pair and let'em set"

The people with the cheap loads don't have to pay to advertise the load. Tired off the greedy folks also.Spread the wealth that's how the world us to run.
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Posted Mon, Mar 02 2015 01:30 PM CST
JOSH MAUPIN
MAUPIN TRUCKING L.L.C.
FRANKLIN, MO
660-537-3050

Posts: 16

The loads are getting moved by those guys that HAVE to move. By that, I mean the guys that jump in over their heads with newer equipment and HAVE to move to just make their payments. I would think that before long they will go broke and leave the industry. I will not book a load for my trucks at a cut throat rate either. We have other options to do for now, until the rates/industry comes back around....if it does! If not, I will have 5 pots for sale! Infact, if anyone wants to buy a fleet of trucks and trailers, I'd sale now!

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Posted Mon, Mar 02 2015 11:06 PM CST
TODD RAGER
RAGER TRUCKING
GORDON, NE

Posts: 5
Don't worry at 2.44 a loaded mile there isn't any wealth to spread around REPLY REPLY WITH QUOTE
Posted Tue, Mar 03 2015 12:01 PM CST
BOB CEPLECHA
CEPLECHA TRUCKING
MARTIN , SD
605-441-0317

Posts: 13
I'm thinking their might be some trucks and trailers for sale. These cheap haulers will be turning that new equipment back to the finance company. Heck we can hold out maybe guys holding to good rates can upgrade for pennies on the dollar. The best way to become a millionaire trucking is start with 2 million. REPLY REPLY WITH QUOTE
Posted Tue, Mar 03 2015 02:07 PM CST
JOSH MAUPIN
MAUPIN TRUCKING L.L.C.
FRANKLIN, MO
660-537-3050

Posts: 16
Yes, I bought a repoed trailer last year. 2005 model. REPLY REPLY WITH QUOTE
Posted Thu, Mar 05 2015 11:26 AM CST
PAUL VAN KEKERIX
VAN KEKERIX TRUCKING INC.
ROCK VALLEY, IA
712-541-7583

Posts: 12

I was using $4.10 + pro rate on loaded weight when fuel was &3.75. Since fuel has came down &1.00, I divide this amount by my MPG at 4.75 is $.21. So now my rate is $3.89 + pro rate on loadwd weight. This is an just an example how to figure a rate. Some people must figure since fuel is a $1.00 less the rate can be a $1.00 less. I just put 2 Michelin steer tires on, got alingment done, needed king pins, cost $2225. Lots of people must think the only expense for a truck is fuel.

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Posted Sun, Mar 08 2015 01:34 AM CST
TERRY HOLLIFIELD
DOUBLE H CATTLE
HANSEN, ID
208-423-4252

Posts: 4
Rates r horrible and cut throat company's r hauling it making it tough for everyone they need to stop 2,44 a mile its definetly bad right now REPLY REPLY WITH QUOTE