CHEAP RATES AND HIGH FUEL PRICES
Posted Mon, Apr 09 2018 11:08 PM CST
KENNETH POWELL JR. (PETE)
KENNETH POWELL JR
ROCHELLE, TX

Posts: 5
I guess I missed something cause the higher fuel gets the lower the rates go what is going on REPLY REPLY WITH QUOTE
Posted Tue, Apr 10 2018 02:11 PM CST
KENNETH POWELL JR. (PETE)
KENNETH POWELL JR
ROCHELLE, TX

Posts: 5
Maybe I am the only one that feels like this REPLY REPLY WITH QUOTE
Posted Thu, Apr 12 2018 09:29 AM CST
PAUL VAN KEKERIX
VAN KEKERIX TRUCKING INC.
ROCK VALLEY, IA
712-541-7583

Posts: 14
I agree with you. REPLY REPLY WITH QUOTE
Posted Sat, Apr 14 2018 12:29 PM CST
LUKE PETERSON
PETERSON TRUCKING
FORT PIERRE, SD

Posts: 3
It’s a simple solution. Charge the rate you need to have or don’t take the loads. Buyers and brokers are the biggest issues. I’ve not had any customers complain about the rate only buyers or brokers. We all need to stand together to get anything to change REPLY REPLY WITH QUOTE
Posted Sat, Apr 14 2018 02:17 PM CST
RANDY SWOPES
SWOPES TRUCKING LLC
BRUSH, CO

Posts: 17
I agree fuel just keeps going up and rates keep going down. Makes no sense REPLY REPLY WITH QUOTE
Posted Sun, Apr 22 2018 05:59 PM CST
MICHAEL SUMRALL
MICHAEL SUMRALL INC
BUECHE, LA

Posts: 1
It’s funny y’all are complaining about fuel prices but what about insurance cost and equipment maintaince All these things keep going up but these brokers take all the profits for themselves and you get these new people coming into trucking and they have no clue about operating cost people in general see these big rigs sitting in our yards or going down the road and automatically think we are rich Couldn’t be farther from the truth ! REPLY REPLY WITH QUOTE
Posted Mon, Apr 23 2018 01:13 PM CST
QUENTON BROWN
RANCHHAND TRUCKING
ODESSA, TX
432-212-4011

Posts: 6
Originally Posted by: KENNETH POWELL JR. (PETE)
Quote: "I guess I missed something cause the higher fuel gets the lower the rates go what is going on"

I JUST GOTTA ASK WHAT ARE YOU CHARGING OUT HERE WERE IM FROM DIESEL 3.25 A GALLON
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Posted Sat, May 12 2018 12:05 PM CST
KENNETH POWELL JR. (PETE)
KENNETH POWELL JR
ROCHELLE, TX

Posts: 5
I agree totally REPLY REPLY WITH QUOTE
Posted Mon, May 14 2018 09:39 PM CST
BOBBY TURNER
DIAMOND TANK RENTAL INC.
ODESSA, TX
432-337-0011

Posts: 1
Very busy here in west Texas, charging $4 per loaded mile with no one complaining. But I do feel with diesel prices climbing that trucking rate will need to increase. Diesel fuel in my area has risen from 2.30-2.35 to a current 3.10-3.40 depending on the fuel stop, that a solid dollar up swing in a year with rates not being adjusted. I know some of you guys have been hauling for3.50- 3.85, I just aint gonna do it. In fact I've been thinking about going to 4.25 a loaded mile. I can't see the logic in running for break-even rates. Im sure a good many of you are like minded, we don't need the practice. Robert C Turner first started hauling in 1975... Been a lot of changes since I started! REPLY REPLY WITH QUOTE
Posted Tue, May 15 2018 07:26 AM CST
RANDY SWOPES
SWOPES TRUCKING LLC
BRUSH, CO

Posts: 17
Paying2.75 here in brush contract fuel. REPLY REPLY WITH QUOTE
Posted Sat, May 19 2018 11:30 AM CST
KENNETH POWELL JR. (PETE)
KENNETH POWELL JR
ROCHELLE, TX

Posts: 5
I am feeling lucky if I can buy fuel for less than $3.00 but the rates have went up a little and that does help now I hear that there is a shortage of trucks so if that is true then why the hell are people still hauling the cheap loads when you and I both know that they are going to pay to get them cows moved so stop and think about it haul for break even or play a little hard to get and make money hauling their cows and if once in a while you get your hand called we'll show them that you don't have to haul their cheap ass loads REPLY REPLY WITH QUOTE
Posted Sat, May 19 2018 12:55 PM CST
RANDY SWOPES
SWOPES TRUCKING LLC
BRUSH, CO

Posts: 17
I just did that said i needed 4.00 a mile they said oh the shipper only pay 3,75 i think shipper would of paid it seeing how the loads are still on loadboard. REPLY REPLY WITH QUOTE
Posted Tue, May 22 2018 01:31 PM CST
TONY BROCK
TBROCK, INC.
LINCOLN, NE
402-730-9333

Posts: 3
Rates are low because lots of guys want to haul cattle and will sacrifice a good slice of their standard of living in order to do so. I do not mean that as negative criticism, but rather an observation. I would much rather haul cattle than pull a reefer, but until recently, the tight truck supply in the reefer business has kept rates pretty darn strong. There has been a little pressure lately, but I have found that if I just say no to low offers, I almost always either get that load at my rate or find another load that does pay my rate. In cattle hauling, there is little to no negotiation on rates, and from what little I have seen, a lot of times, one cannot even know what the rate is going to be until one sees what the weight is going to be. There is very little transparency in cattle hauling rates, very much unlike reefer rates (if one does not enter into the issue of detention and wait times at meat processing facilities and grocery warehouses). Transparency would go a long way in the cattle hauling business, and shippers would benefit greatly, but it seems they don't mind being kept in the dark. REPLY REPLY WITH QUOTE
Posted Fri, May 25 2018 07:42 PM CST
RANDY GOEBEL
GOEBEL LIVESTOCK HAULING
MONTROSE, IL

Posts: 4
Originally Posted by: BOBBY TURNER
Quote: "Very busy here in west Texas, charging $4 per loaded mile with no one complaining. But I do feel with diesel prices climbing that trucking rate will need to increase. Diesel fuel in my area has risen from 2.30-2.35 to a current 3.10-3.40 depending on the fuel stop, that a solid dollar up swing in a year with rates not being adjusted. I know some of you guys have been hauling for3.50- 3.85, I just aint gonna do it. In fact I've been thinking about going to 4.25 a loaded mile. I can't see the logic in running for break-even rates. Im sure a good many of you are like minded, we don't need the practice. Robert C Turner first started hauling in 1975... Been a lot of changes since I started!"

You're on the right track!
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Posted Sun, May 27 2018 09:58 AM CST
RANDY SWOPES
SWOPES TRUCKING LLC
BRUSH, CO

Posts: 17
I think your right, have been watching the rates on load board. It looks like the brokers are averaging 50 cents or more off the orginal rate. I dont mind a broker making money off of me, just dont take the profit. REPLY REPLY WITH QUOTE