SHORT HAUL RATES?????
Posted Fri, Feb 24 2012 10:37 PM CST
LUKE PETERSON
PETERSON TRUCKING
ONIDA, SD
605-280-2093

Posts: 1
Getting quite a few less then 100 mile loads, whats some thoughts on rate for that? Price of fuel isnt enough for 20 or 30 miles or mabey im just greedy??? REPLY REPLY WITH QUOTE
Posted Sat, Feb 25 2012 06:08 AM CST
STEVE NOBLE
S.NOBLE TRUCKING
MCCUNE, KS
620-704-0886

Posts: 25

I HAVE A $ 250 MINIMUM ACROSS THE ROAD FEE THEN EITHER THE MINIMUM OR MILEAGE I FIGURE EITHER SWEAT OR FUEL BOTH COST MONEY.

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Posted Sat, Feb 25 2012 08:50 AM CST
BEN BROWNLOW
TEXAS CATTLE TRANSPORT LLC
LARUE, TX
903-391-0124

Posts: 6
You need to have a minimum charge or charge by cwt (hundred weight). You will need a rate sheet for the cwt rates. We charge a flat rate on some stuff depending on the number of loads, but will generally base it close to what it comes out to on our rate sheet. If it is just one load and depending on the mileage, I'm not cranking my truck for less than $450. REPLY REPLY WITH QUOTE
Posted Sat, Feb 25 2012 01:50 PM CST
CLINTON ELROD
JACK RABBIT TRUCKING, INC.
RIVERTON, UT
801-404-0972

Posts: 7

On short hauls like I charge an hourly rate for my time and equipment.

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Posted Sat, Feb 25 2012 03:24 PM CST
KEVIN VICK
GEORGIA LIVESTOCK HAULERS
RICHMOND HILL, GA
912-312-2244

Posts: 14
Originally Posted by: LUKE PETERSON
Quote: "Getting quite a few less then 100 mile loads, whats some thoughts on rate for that? Price of fuel isnt enough for 20 or 30 miles or mabey im just greedy???"

You should have a minimum rate for 1 to 100 miles. You should know what it cost's you to operate and what your time is worth. Don't gouge your customers, because we all know that a group of good customers that don't try to screw you, and that pay on time are how we should be trying to build our businesses. If fuel prices continue to rise so should your rate. With fuel at $4.07 per. gallon, the rate should be $4.00 per mile.. We should ALL try to stick together and keep the rate where it needs to be. I know it can be tough on guys and gals that have a coupon book on either the truck or trailer or both.but to make it work you should be prepared to turn down cheap loads.
I hope this helps.

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Posted Sat, Feb 25 2012 09:50 PM CST
BARRET KUDERA
BARRET KUDERA TRUCKING
CLARKSON, NE
402-615-0968

Posts: 1
I usually charge by the hour on shorter hauls. I know some guys charge a flat rate under 100 miles. REPLY REPLY WITH QUOTE
Posted Sat, Feb 25 2012 10:03 PM CST
KYLE BRUNDAGE
BRUNDAGE LIVESTOCK LLC
PRINCETON, MO
660-953-0599

Posts: 6
i always just take what im geting per mille times 100 and go with that. seems to be ok with my customers. maybe that will help. REPLY REPLY WITH QUOTE
Posted Sun, Feb 26 2012 07:47 AM CST
KENNY KAY
CUSTOM CATTLE COMPANY, INC.
HALLSVILLE, TX
903-720-2324

Posts: 55
Originally Posted by: LUKE PETERSON
Quote: "Getting quite a few less then 100 mile loads, whats some thoughts on rate for that? Price of fuel isnt enough for 20 or 30 miles or mabey im just greedy???"

Nope, your not being greedy! It's an honest days pay for an honest days work! Whether your loading from a pen, chute,Sale barn or pasture to pasture its costing you time and money. I use an 8 hour minimum charge plus mileage. Usually it's $55.00 a hour and up to $65.00 per hour.
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Posted Tue, Feb 28 2012 05:35 PM CST
BOBBY WEST
WEST CATTLE CO.
LOWELL, OH
740-517-3423

Posts: 37
On short haul I'm $250 min. from that its $4.00 a mile and $50 and hour. Hope it helps. REPLY REPLY WITH QUOTE
Posted Tue, Mar 20 2012 08:09 PM CST
TOM FREEMAN
B C FREEMAN TRUCKING LLC
SPRING CREEK, NV
775-934-1488

Posts: 16
we have a rate sheet based upon miles and fuel. as fuel goes up the rate goes up. Plus, we charge an extra 15% for all dirt miles. Our base is 350.00, most of the time the rate goes above that. If you contact me I would share this sheet with you. Tom Freeman REPLY REPLY WITH QUOTE
Posted Mon, Mar 26 2012 06:49 PM CST
ALBERT BATTEATE
BATTEATE LIVESTOCK TRANSPORTAION
LIVERMORE, CA
925-413-9502

Posts: 8
My rate for 100 miles $1.58 per hundred wt with a 46,000 pd min. = $726.80 on 46,000 REPLY REPLY WITH QUOTE