FALL RUN
Posted Mon, Oct 19 2009 04:23 AM CST
BOBBY VALDEZ
Posts: 4

The FALL RUN is going on right now . I have been busy every day for the last  three weeks. A lot of cattle coming out of the high country.

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Posted Mon, Oct 19 2009 04:49 AM CST
BOBBY CRAWFORD
Posts: 9

Whats it payn I tried to get some and they didnt want to pay nothing

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Posted Mon, Oct 19 2009 09:19 AM CST
MIKE & LORETTA MACFEE
Posts: 3

Oh where Oh where has the fall run gone???

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Posted Tue, Oct 20 2009 06:47 AM CST
WALTER BREWER
Posts: 50
Originally Posted by: BOBBY CRAWFORD
Quote: "Whats it payn I tried to get some and they didnt want to pay nothing"

The ones I have seen are $2.50, And some was 54000lbs at a big  $2.50 mile not prorated, but someone hauled them. Must be them back haul trucks getting them, funny I bet 99% of the trucks I see going north are empty from Colorado on north. Still have to go north 500 to 1000 + miles. Have seen some paying good but they was 60000lbs + loads.

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Posted Sun, Oct 25 2009 04:31 AM CST
BOBBY VALDEZ
Posts: 4

The rate comming out of the Colorado  high country is 3.00 plus .  Good luck to all drivers who run the mountains. If you are running Colorado be sure you have your snow chains. signed Bobby Valdez  Cortez Colorado.

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Posted Sun, Oct 25 2009 11:01 AM CST
MIKE CHALUPA
Posts: 18

 

Fall run is just getting started most of the vidio sales are late Oct to Dec deliveries you got to know some one or be established or you wont get the good rates $3.00 to $3.50 pro rate is what most are paying and several shippers have told me they are having a hard time finding trucks at thease rates there is some brokers trying to get them hauled for less but when you go 50 miles of rough muddy montain roads and fight the snow and wind $3.00 a mile is not enough. this fall will weed out a lot of trucks that had a bad spring and summer and there is going to be less trucks next spring . 

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Posted Tue, Oct 27 2009 01:42 AM CST
DALE CHENEY
Posts: 2

Thanks to Livestock.com we have kept rather busy and very pleased!    We just got started here on Livestock.com less than a month ago.  We have been in the trucking company for years and enjoy it!  If you are here on Livestock.com with a setting truck like we were, then you need to start researching the Dispatchers and their loads and make the initial contact with them if you have good working ethical skills.

I am pleased with the contacts we have made and thankful to them for keeping our company busy at a liveable price.

Good Luck to you in getting your truck back out there on a consistant basis!

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Posted Fri, Nov 06 2009 09:27 AM CST
ELLIOTT CORUM
ELLIOTT CORUM
LEXINGTON, KY
270-819-9255

Posts: 12

 A lot of cattle are moving in the Dakotas.  I haul up to 67,000 lbs and get a good rate.  Buyers are needing trucks up here right now, but they want big trucks to haul big loads.

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Posted Fri, Dec 25 2009 09:09 AM CST
LEE LARSON
Posts: 4

Is it just me or has this been a slower than normal Fall 2009 run?  I havent made nearly the revenue I expected to make.  And does it seem that everyone has their own cow truck nowadays too?

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Posted Sat, Dec 26 2009 03:07 AM CST
WALTER BREWER
Posts: 50
Originally Posted by: DALE CHENEY
Quote: "Thanks to Livestock.com we have kept rather busy and very pleased!    We just got started here on Livestock.com less than a month ago.  We have been in the trucking company for years and enjoy it!  If you are here on Livestock.com with a setting truck like we were, then you need to start researching the Dispatchers and their loads and make the initial contact with them if you have good working ethical skills. I am pleased with the contacts we have made and thankful to them for keeping our company busy at a liveable price. Good Luck to you in getting your truck back out there on a consistant basis!"

I can't believe you have found that many loads on here worth hauling. The rates on here are cheap, I have talked to a lot of brokers and dispatchers and they might pay a little more but still not enough to go haul them, because someone will come along and load them for what they want to pay.

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Posted Sat, Dec 26 2009 10:27 AM CST
STEVE ( BO ) BARNES
Posts: 2
Originally Posted by: DALE CHENEY
Quote: "Thanks to Livestock.com we have kept rather busy and very pleased!    We just got started here on Livestock.com less than a month ago.  We have been in the trucking company for years and enjoy it!  If you are here on Livestock.com with a setting truck like we were, then you need to start researching the Dispatchers and their loads and make the initial contact with them if you have good working ethical skills. I am pleased with the contacts we have made and thankful to them for keeping our company busy at a liveable price. Good Luck to you in getting your truck back out there on a consistant basis!"

Dispatchers/ Brokers and you get a liveable rate LOL

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Posted Sun, Dec 27 2009 01:08 AM CST
ALBERT BATTEATE
BATTEATE LIVESTOCK TRANSPORTAION
LIVERMORE, CA
925-413-9502

Posts: 8

I will not talk about the guys that have found ways to operate  cheaper that most of us can .

there will be trucks hauling for substandard rates its just the way it is with that said if you plan on being in the livestock transportation long cheep freight will eventually put you out of business.

you can't blame producers for trying to save money problem is it usually comes with a cost drivers that know how to care for the animals or that have a bad altitude right from the start because they know they are hauling the load to cheep the animals pay the price.

Some producers are willing to pay for quality trucks but you can't put them out of business ether as the cheep trucks go broke or back to hauling other freight the quality trucks will survive

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Posted Mon, Dec 28 2009 05:08 AM CST
GARY BETHARD
Posts: 23
Originally Posted by: LEE LARSON
Quote: "Is it just me or has this been a slower than normal Fall 2009 run?  I havent made nearly the revenue I expected to make.  And does it seem that everyone has their own cow truck nowadays too?"

I have run decent miles but I have not been able to get the rate I really need.  Everyone from the cow/calf man up to the packer in the line of production has really taken it on the chine the last 2 years.  Everyone in the production line of livestock is really struggling to stay on their feet.  There just isn't any money to be had in the entire line of production.  The highly profitable cuts of meat are just not selling.

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