CURIOUS ABOUT PRORATE?
Posted Sat, Oct 30 2010 01:16 AM CST
RICKEY HULL
GLENN HULL TRUCKING
FORDYCE , AR

Posts: 10

When I see the rate/prorated what does that mean?

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Posted Sat, Oct 30 2010 03:32 PM CST
WALTER BREWER
BREWER TRUCKING
PONCA CITY, OK
580-761-0814

Posts: 50
You get paid for the weight you haul, most of the time it is big loads. Make sure when you take a big load that they pay on the weight when you load , don't let them screw you and pay on your unloaded weight. That can be a lot of money you get shorted after the shrink. You load 60000 pay on 60000 not the 56-57000 you unload. If they say they wont pay like that they are just trying to screw you leave the load. REPLY REPLY WITH QUOTE
Posted Sat, Oct 30 2010 04:54 PM CST
RICKEY HULL
GLENN HULL TRUCKING
FORDYCE , AR

Posts: 10
Thanks Walter. I flatbedded for about 11 years and then got completely out of trucking and got back in the military to survive some hard times. Gonna be getting back out on the road soon and hauling mostly cattle. Having never hauled any before I am trying to learn as much as I can. I appreciate all the advice I can get. Thanks again. REPLY REPLY WITH QUOTE
Posted Sat, Oct 30 2010 06:22 PM CST
JIM SMITH
JJ SMITH TRUCKING
CORRECTIONVILLE, IA
712-251-5545

Posts: 3
prorate means you charge for 50000 lbs but load 60000 you should get pd for the extra wt goes like this 60000 div. by 50000 is 1.20 x base rate say 3.25 is 3.90 x miles hauled REPLY REPLY WITH QUOTE
Posted Sat, Oct 30 2010 06:54 PM CST
RICKEY HULL
GLENN HULL TRUCKING
FORDYCE , AR

Posts: 10
Thanks Jim. Now I am going back to work for the same hand I was flatbedding for. He runs about six cow trucks. A couple of the drivers get their own loads for the truck. Is this common practice? Also they have regular customers that they run for every week or however they schedule it. I was wondering if this is also common practice. Again I really appreciate you guys taking the time to explain these things to me. Want to be as prepared as I can. REPLY REPLY WITH QUOTE
Posted Sat, Oct 30 2010 08:49 PM CST
MATT FREDIN
LIVESTOCK NETWORK
HICO, TX

Posts: 17
Hi Rickey,

If you've never loaded cattle before, this should be a good starting resource.... http://www.livestocknetwork.com/Master_Cattle_Transporter_Guide/

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Posted Sat, Oct 30 2010 09:19 PM CST
RICKEY HULL
GLENN HULL TRUCKING
FORDYCE , AR

Posts: 10
Thanks Matt, I have already looked at that, and I intend to check it out some more. It runs pretty close to what some of the experienced hands I have talked to already explained to me. I did find it very informative and definitley will be checking it out again. If you have any other suggestions I surely welcome them.Thanks. REPLY REPLY WITH QUOTE