BACK HAULS
Posted Tue, Mar 03 2009 10:00 AM CST
FLINT HILLHOUSE
Posts: 2
What is truly a backhaul? Why do these shippers and order buyers expect the trucks to cut there rates? You know damned well that they would not take less commission if you placed an order while they were at a sale on the basis that they were there any way. Are most cattle sold with freight frigured on to the cost? REPLY REPLY WITH QUOTE
Posted Tue, Mar 03 2009 10:00 AM CST
JOE FRIEND
Posts: 6
HOW DOES THAT TRUCK KNOW IF IT IS A BACKHAUL, BACKHAULS ARE BS.(AND WE ALL KNOW IT) REPLY REPLY WITH QUOTE
Posted Wed, Mar 04 2009 10:00 AM CST
PRIMETIME EXPRESS
Posts: 32
Shippers and Order Buyers are continually shopping for the best deal when it comes to shipping and believe me they know how to shop. When it comes to this time of year it all relates to supply and demand. There are to many trucks sitting and people start hauling freight for way to cheap just to get their truck to somewhere else for a perceived better load or just to keep it moving. Truckers are their own worse enemy!!! The true reality, whether you want to believe it or not, is that there is a back haul for everyone whether you live in Ohio, or Texas, or California or even Nebraska. I just heard the other day that someone hauled a load out of Virginia to western Kansas for $4 cwt, turns out to be $1.58 a loaded mile. Tell me that's not a back haul. But I'm sure if you sit there long enough you would take anything to get moving and these shippers know that. So good luck believing there is no such thing as a back haul and keep your head buried in the sand. We need to figure out a way to organize so we can fix this damn mess, but nobody seems to want too. They talk about it, but just seem to concur that there is no way to get everyone on the same page. I say quit talking and lets get to fixing! REPLY REPLY WITH QUOTE
Posted Wed, Mar 04 2009 10:00 AM CST
JOE FRIEND
Posts: 6
YALL JUST NEED TO QUIT COMPLAINING, IT IS ALL GOING BACK TO RAIL ANYWAY(SOMEDAY SOON) REPLY REPLY WITH QUOTE
Posted Fri, Mar 06 2009 10:00 AM CST
KEVIN SMITH
Posts: 37
how succesful have the attempts been to move volumes of cattle been in the past???NOT VERY.How are the railroads going to handle a north to south route in the midwest??THEY ARENT.they cant keep track of the freight they have now and it doesnt live and breathe.Look at the transit time from coast to coast as well as the cost.If we could get the rates the rail does--espcially when you figure out the charge the local truck gets to cart the load to the rail the words backhaul could dissapear from the trucking world REPLY REPLY WITH QUOTE
Posted Wed, Mar 11 2009 11:00 AM CST
ROBERT LONG
Posts: 22
cattle will never go back to rail get real REPLY REPLY WITH QUOTE
Posted Mon, Mar 16 2009 11:00 AM CST
WALTER BREWER
Posts: 50
You must be a freight hauler. How will these cattle be moved when the rail is 100 miles away. What an idiot. Railroad is slow and undependable. REPLY REPLY WITH QUOTE
Posted Tue, Apr 14 2009 03:33 AM CST
FLINT HILLHOUSE
Posts: 2
I joined up trying to pickup a extra load or two.Thinking with the rating stystem would help weed out some of the bad apples in both shippers and truckers. I believe this site is being used more for the sole purpose of exploiting cheap freight. I base this on the fact that every load that i have attemped to book has been looking for a backhaul rate.I am in the buisness of making a living hauling cattle. What ever happened to regulated rates (HA! HA!). REPLY REPLY WITH QUOTE
Posted Wed, Apr 22 2009 05:58 AM CST
DAVID , JENNIFER OR TRACY
Posts: 1

Back Haul is a load from one shipper out and back.The same shipper and this is used in freight hauling.It should never be used in cattle hauling.We have two much over head to cut our rates for any reason.

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Posted Fri, Jun 26 2009 01:19 AM CST
J. PERKINS
Posts: 7
Originally Posted by: DAVID , JENNIFER OR TRACY
Quote: "Back Haul is a load from one shipper out and back.The same shipper and this is used in freight hauling.It should never be used in cattle hauling.We have two much over head to cut our rates for any reason."

Imagine that!!! Someone finally got the right answer to "BACK HAULS"  Thank you for posting this

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Posted Wed, Nov 04 2009 08:52 AM CST
JEFF MERCER
Posts: 5

I love it when the "BROKERS" offering a "BACK HAUL" say that they need to make a little money on the load too. Or well your going that way anyway so you could cut me a break. $3.50 a mile well Joe Smith Trucking said he can do it for  $1.75 a mile. An old timer told me once he could remember  when owner/operators used to frequent his business pullin out wands of cash before deregulation and after deregulation, well we know the story. I am not for more government intervention but if this helps the rates stay were they ought to be and prevent scalping then why not. It also makes me laugh when guys tell me how hard some of these cattle buyers and ranchers how hard they have it and are lossing there asses standing next to their $60,000 pickups in front of their millon dollar homes. Those poor guys! I don't want a new truck, I like my non-dpf motor, but I would like to buy a new trailer without taking out a second mortage on my house. Just my 2 cents.  

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